GED in Washington State

Washington State is using the computerized GED® exam for high school equivalency (HSE) testing. HSE testing gives people who didn’t finish high school the opportunity to acquire an equivalent degree.

There are four independent GED subtests in English Language Arts, Science, Math, and Social Studies.

The GED exam is modular meaning you can take one at a time. No need to sit for the four modules in one take.

All over Washington State, there are GED prep facilities where you can get become all set to take the GED exam successfully.

Online GED testing was NOT possible. You had to come to an official Washington State testing site in person but that has changed now an online GED exam was introduced. Read more below.

The GED exam is only available in a computer-based format. Paper-based testing is a thing of the past.

On each of the four GED subtests, you need to attain a score of no less than 145, and averaging is not possible.

GED requirements in Washington State

In Washington, the minimum age is 19. However, applicants 16, 17, and 18 years of age may also qualify if they meet some pretty strict additional requirements. Please check with a testing center or a major prep site near you if that’s the case.

GED testing in Washington State costs $120 for the complete exam ($30 for each individual subtest).

In Washington, GED testing is open only to state residents. GED testers are not required to follow a GED prep course or first take the GED Ready® practice test.

GED applicants cannot already hold a high school diploma or be signed up for some other education program.

GED prep classes in Washington State

You can prepare for the GED test by studying online but you may also choose to attend a traditional GED prep class in your area. Click on your city or a city near you to see all the GED prep locations in your region.

Washington GED testing centers

Aberdeen
Grays Harbor Coll – 1620 Edward P Smith Dr – Aberdeen – WA 98520 – Ph: (360) 538.4049
Auburn
Green River Comm Coll – 12401 SE 320th St – Auburn – WA 98092 – Ph: (253) 833.9111
Muckleshoot Tribal Coll – 39811 Auburn Enumclaw Rd SE – Auburn – WA 98092 – Ph: (253) 876.3395
Bellevue
Bellevue College – 3000 Landerholm Circle SE – Bellevue – WA 98007 – Ph: (425) 564.2243
Bellevue Coll-North – 14673 NE 29th Pl – Bellevue – WA 98007 – Ph: (425) 564.4006

Bellingham
Technical College – 3028 Lindbergh Ave – Bellingham – WA 98225 – Ph: (360) 752.8335
Whatcom Comm Coll – 237 W Kellogg Rd – Bellingham – WA 98226 – Ph: (360) 383.3052
Bremerton
Olympic College – 1600 Chester Ave – Bremerton – WA 98337 – Ph: (360) 475.7238
Centralia
Centralia College – 515 W Pear St – Centralia – WA 98531 – Ph: (360) 623.8920
Clarkston
Walla Walla Comm Coll – 1470 Bridge St – Clarkston – WA 99403 – Ph: (509) 758.1772
Colville
Colville Comm Coll – 985 S Elm St – Colville – WA 99114 – Ph: (509) 279.6785
Curlew
Curlew Job Corps (CCC) – 3 Campus St – Curlew – WA 99118 – Ph: (509) 779.0647
Des Moines
Highline Comm Coll – 2400 S 240th St – Des Moines – WA 98198 – Ph: (206) 592.3682GED in Washington
Ellensburg
Centr Washington University – 400 E University Way – Ellensburg – WA 98926 – Ph: (509) 963.1860
Everett
Everett Comm Coll – 2000 Tower St – Everett – WA 98201 – Ph: (425) 388.9288
Grandview
Yakima Valley Comm Coll – 500 W Main St – Grandview – WA 98930 – Ph: (509) 882.7010
Ilwaco
Grays Harbor Coll – 208 Advent Ave – Ilwaco – WA 98624 – Ph: (360) 538.4049
Kirkland
Lake WA Inst of Technology – 11605 132nd Ave NE – Kirkland – WA 98034 – Ph: (425) 739.8115
Lacey
South Puget Sound CC-Lacey – 4220 6th Ave SE – WA 98503 – Ph: (360) 709.2000
Lakewood
Pierce College – 9401 Farwest Drive SW – Lakewood – WA 98498 – Ph: (253) 964.6521
Clover Park Tech – 4500 Steilacoom Blvd SW – Lakewood – WA 98499 – Ph: (253) 589.6035
Longview
Lower Columbia Coll – 1600 Maple St – Longview – WA 98632 – Ph: (360) 442.2360
Lynnwood
Edmonds Comm Coll – 20000 68th Ave W – Lynnwood – WA 98036 – Ph: (425) 640.1546
Monroe
Everett Comm Coll – 14090 Fryelands Blvd SE – Monroe – WA 98272 – Ph: (425) 259.8732

Morton
Centralia College East – 701 Airport Way – Morton – WA 98356 – Ph: (360) 496.5022
Moses Lake
Big Bend Comm Coll – 7662 Chanute St – Moses Lake – WA 98837 – Ph: (509) 793.2064
Mount Vernon
Skagit Valley College – 2405 College Way – Mt Vernon – WA 98273 – Ph: (360) 416.7820
Newport
Spokane Comm Coll-Newport – 1204 W 5th St – Newport – WA 99156 – Ph: (509) 279.6954
Oak Harbor
Skagit Valley Coll-Whidbey – 1900 SE Pioneer Way – Oak Harbor – WA 98277 – Ph: (360) 679.5384
Olympia
South Puget Sound Comm Coll – 2011 Mottman Rd SW – Olympia – WA 98512 – Ph: (360) 596.5376
Omak
Wenatchee Valley Coll – 116 W Apple Ave – Omak – WA 98841 – Ph: (509) 422.7806
Pasco
Columbia Basin Coll – 2600 N 20th Ave – Pasco – WA 99301 – Ph: (509) 542.4860
Charter College – 5278 Outlet Dr – Pasco – WA 99301 – Ph: (509) 546.3900
Port Angeles
Peninsula College – 1502 E Lauridsen Blvd – Port Angeles – WA 98362 – Ph: (360) 417.6346
Pullman
Washington State Univ – 1125 NE Washington St – Pullman – WA 99164 – Ph: (509) 335.1744
Renton
Renton Techn Coll – 3000 NE 4th St – Renton – WA 98056 – Ph: (425) 235.2352
Seattle
North Seattle Comm Coll – 9600 College Way N – Seattle – WA 98103 – Ph: (206) 934.3674

Seattle Central College – 1701 Broadway – Seattle – WA 98122 – Ph: (206) 934.6344
South Seattle College – 6000 16th Ave SW – Seattle – WA 98106 – Ph: (206) 934.6729
Shelton
Olympic College – 937 Alpine Way – Shelton – WA 98584 – Ph: (360) 432.5400
Shoreline
Shoreline Comm Coll – 16101 Greenwood Ave N – Shoreline – WA 98133 – Ph: (206) 546.4608
Spokane
Spokane Comm Coll – 1810 N Greene St – Spokane – WA 99217 – Ph: (509) 533.7074
Tacoma
Bates Technical Coll – 1101 S Yakima Ave – Tacoma – WA 98405 – Ph: (253) 680.7030
Tacoma Comm Coll – 6501 S 19th St – Tacoma – WA 98466 – Ph: (253) 460.4364
Vancouver
Clark College – 1933 Ft Vancouver Way – Vancouver – WA 98663 – Ph: (360) 992.2107
Clark ECD – 18700 SE Mill Plain Blvd – Vancouver – WA 98683 – Ph: (360) 992.2939
Walla Walla 
Walla Walla Comm Coll – 500 Tausick Way – Walla Walla – WA 99362 – Ph: (509) 527.4267
Wenatchee
Wenatchee Valley Coll – 1300 Fifth St – Wenatchee – WA 98801 – Ph: (509) 682.6830
Yakima
Yakima Valley Comm Coll – 1000 S 12th Ave – Yakima – WA 98902 – Ph: (509) 574.4738

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Introducing online GED testing

GED testing was never offered online. Test-takers looking to earn their GED diplomas had to come to an official Washington GED test facility and take the exam in person. Well, now there is an online GED test, finally! Check out this post for more information: introducing the online GED test.

GED price and retesting

If you fail a GED subtest, you can retake that subtest twice in Washington without any required waiting period. If you must retake that subtest for the third time, however, there’ll be a wait time of at least 60 days before you can retake that subject test again.

Your first retakes on each of the four GED modules are available at the discounted price of $10 (the test center fee). This offer stands for a period of one year. After one year, the regular prices apply again ($30 for each individual subtest).

What is the GED?

When you’ve passed all four GED subtests you will receive the GED diploma. This is a document that is across the nation accepted as the equivalency of a regular high school diploma.

The GED program is developed to offer adults who did not complete high school another chance to show their skills at the level of high school seniors.

GED preparation

Contact a GED (General Education Development) prep site near you to see if you qualify. You cannot already have a high school diploma or similar, and cannot be enlisted in a school program. If you qualify, learn about regulations, policies, and fees. Become as informed as can be and learn all about the qualification requirements.

Only take the GED exam when you are perfectly prepared. A pretest is a good idea as it will demonstrate your strong and weak points. Many public community technical colleges provide learning courses and materials and local bookstores and libraries can provide lots of GED study material,  and there are a few pretty good and free online prep courses as well. Also, use the free online GED video classes and practice tests published on this website.

Free GED online prep in Washington State

You can also check our post on how to sign up for the GED tests at MyGED.

GED scoring

The passing score on each of the four GED modules is 145 so your overall minimum score is 580. The tests are measured on a 100-200 scoring scale.
100-144: below-passing
145-164: high school equivalency
165-174: college-ready score
175-200: college-ready plus college credit score

Your future

Your GED certificate is your ticket to a great college education so please contact one of the facilities listed above by phone or email and get enrolled in one of the current courses or use our free online innovative instruction in the form of video prep classes and numerous practice tests in order to get all set fast. Online learning allows you to study at hours that suit you best and that fits your calendar.

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