General Education Development (GED) Testing
The Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) offers General Education
Development (GED) testing. The GED diploma qualifies adults to enter college and
to meet job requirements.
The GED test consists of five tests: science, writing skills, social studies,
reading, and mathematics. Each test is available in English and Spanish. All
questions are multiple choice, except for the writing skills test, which
requires an essay. GED applicants must receive a score of 410 or better on each
test and an average standard score of 450 in order to pass.
Changes to GED:
A new computer-based version of the GED battery of tests will be launched January 1, 2014. The old
and new version of the tests cannot be combined, so if you plan to take the GED battery of tests
in 2013, you must complete/pass all five tests by the December 20, 2013. If you donít complete/pass
the five tests by December 20, 2013, your tests and scores will expire and you will have to re-take
all the tests with the new computer-based version (including the ones you have already passed). If
you have any questions, please call 408-453-6886 or send us an email to Claudia Regalado at
Arrangements to test individuals needing special accommodations can be made by calling (408) 453-6886 during
our office hours. Please see calendar below for office hours. These hours are subject to change, so please check
calendar frequently and call ahead to verify office hours.
Click on a link below for GED calendar. Please keep in mind that GED schedule is changing frequently.
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Anyone 18 years or older is eligible to take the GED test. If you are 17 yrs.
old, special circumstances are required. Eligibility requirements are listed on
the State GED Website at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ged
If you have questions about your eligibility, please call our office.
One of the following forms of Identification is required at the time of
pre-registration and prior to each test: Driverís license, Identification card
(ID) issued by the DMV, U.S. Military/Government ID, and any Foreign
The complete GED Preparation Book can be purchased from our office at $30 per copy. For
information on GED Preparation classes contact our office directly for a list of centers.
- $175.00 - Payable in cash or money order. Contracting agencies may pay through
- Re-Tests: If a test is failed, another form of the test can be taken up to a
total of 3 times per year. The fee for retesting is $35.00. Retest fee allows examinee to retest once
in each subject.
During office hours — see calendar above for office hours. These hours are subject to change, so please
check calendar frequently and call ahead to verify hours.
The pre-registration process takes 20-30 minutes and involves completing the front sides of each
answer sheet and the entire demographic booklet, excluding #5 and #32-49. Examples of the forms can be
Santa Clara County Office of Education GED Department,
1st Floor, North Building 1290 Ridder Park Drive
San Jose, CA 95131-2398 | Map
We offer the entire GED Test Battery (all five subjects) once a week. Please
call our office for more information on our testing schedule
Office hours: Please see calendar above for office hours. These hours are subject to change, so please check
calendar frequently and call ahead to verify hours.
For more information, please call (408) 453-6886 or send us an email.
Date last updated: May 6, 2013