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GED Testing Requirements

Candidates of any age must not be currently enrolled in a traditional high school program leading to a diploma. A person cannot take the GED if he/she is already a high school graduate or already has obtained a GED. There are a few rare exceptions. For more information, contact the GED Office at the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) or contact your local GED Testing Center. To find the Pearson Vue Testing Center nearest you offering the GED, call 800-222-1990.

Candidates in Minnesota must have a current, valid, government-issued photo ID in order to test. ID's used most often include drivers' licenses, MN government ID's, military ID's, Tribal ID's, and passports. Non-citizens who otherwise meet the above-described criteria are eligible to test in Minnesota.

Age Waivers:
To be eligible to test in Minnesota, a person must be at least 19 years of age. Seventeen and 18 year olds must obtain a valid age waiver before they are able to test.  Age waiver applications can be found by clicking here.  

What are Accommodations?

GED Testing Service provides reasonable and appropriate accommodations to individuals with documented disabilities who demonstrate a need for accommodations. For GED Testing Service Accommodation information, go to the GED Testing Service website at:  http://www.gedtestingservice.com/testers/computer-accommodations

Easy Steps to Apply for Accommodations Online

  1. Create a MyGED account at www.GED.com
  2. Select yes for modified testing conditions
  3. Follow the links to the request system and follow the prompts

Request for Testing Accommodations Forms

There are five different disability categories available in order to request GED testing accommodations which include:

  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • Learning Disabilities - For Minnesota state policy and possible reimbursement for formal learning disability testing/evaluations click on the link in the blue column on the right.
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Psychological and Psychiatric Disorders
  • Physical Disabilities and Chronic Health Conditions

Please note:  You must attach supporting documentation (completed by a qualified evaluator) in order to request GED Testing Accommodations.  If an assessment has already been completed each of the five disability categories have differing time lines for acceptable documentation (acceptable timelines are on the specific accommodation forms).  

For step by step instructions on how to apply for accommodations and for frequently asked questions, click here and select additional resources.

In Minnesota, for further information on GED and Adult Diploma, contact:

Wendy Sweeney, PANDA

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