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To study for the GED exam please register between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. Monday - Thursday. Please be prepared to stay for 2 hours or more after registration. Regular class time is from 8:00 a.m. to Noon or 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Monday - Thursday.
Registering for the GED Exam requires approximately 45 minutes of your time. If you would like to register please bring your California Drivers License or California ID with you. Registration times are Monday - Thursday from 8 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. or 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. The cost is $150.00 for the full exam and $35.00 each for any section of the exam (cash only).
The GED Test is five tests in the areas of Writing Skills, Social Studies, Science, Literature and the Arts and Mathematics. The questions in each of these tests require you to use general knowledge and thinking skills. Few questions ask about facts, details or definitions.
Even though you have not finished high school, you have probably gained knowledge and skills through experience, reading and informal training. The GED Tests are designed to measure the important knowledge and skills (usually learned during four years of high school) that you may have obtained in a different manner.
Do you qualify to take the GED Tests?
- Yes, if you are 18 or older.
- Yes, if you are 17 if:
- You are within 60 days of your 18th birthday OR...
- You have been out of school 60 days or more, and are within 60 days of when you would have graduated had you stayed in school OR...
- You have been out of school 60 days or more and present written request on letterhead from the military or a postsecondary educational institution or prospective or current employer.
- No, if you are 16; sixteen year olds may not test in the state of California under any circumstances.
Go to the Yucaipa Adult School at 35948 Susan Street in Yucaipa, CA and sign up to take the pretest which will predict whether you are ready for the test. Based on the results on these pretests, the teacher will either recommend that you study for some or all of the tests, or he/she will advise you that you are ready to take the actual GED Exam.
If you need preparation for the GED test you may enroll in the GED preparation study courses; the teacher will assign you appropriate study material OR... you may purchase a GED preparation book at a bookstore; study on your own and then make arrangements to test.
The minimum passing score is 410 points on each of the five tests and a total of 2250 points for all five tests. If you score below 410 on a test, or if your total score for all five tests is less than 2250, you may retest, however, it is recommended you attend a GED preparation course to help you prepare before you take the test again.
How do you sign up?
- Go to Yucaipa Adult School.
- Please bring: current driver's license, CA ID, military ID, passport or government ID.
- Only 10 exams at a time are given so please sign up as soon as possible.
- Allow 45 to 60 minutes to register and fill out forms.
- Cash only.
First Testing Session: -Science Test
50 questions, 80 minutes
-Social Studies Test
50 questions, 70 minutes
40 questions, 65 minutes
Second Testing Session: -Mathematics Test
Part I, 25 questions, 45 minutes,
Part II, 25 questions, 45 minutes,
-Writing Skills Test (including essay)
Part I, 50 questions, 75 minutes
Part II, essay, 45 minutes
The charge for the complete test is $150.00 cash which includes a California Certification/State fee. The charge for retaking any of the tests is $35.00 cash per each partial.
If you have taken any GED Test (all or part) at another testing center you MUST tell us. The state will invalidate your scores if you fail to do this.
Errors on the registration forms (bubbled) are assessed a $15.00 fee per error by GED Testing Service.
Yucaipa Adult School
35948 Susan Street, Yucaipa, CA 92399
Telephone (909)790-8580 Fax (909)790-8584