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Obtaining your GED credential is important for your future. The GED credential is the only high school equivalency credential recognized and awarded by all 50 states in the United States.

Attention GED Candidate:
Subject: The 2002 version of the GED® test expired at the end of 2013

The GED test on computer is here!

Beginning January 2014, the GED test must be taken on computer. Any previous GED test results taken prior to January 2014, without passing, are not transferrable or valid.

A free preparation lab for the GED test is available through the College Skills Department. Students prepare for the GED test by using a specific software program designed to improve academic skills. Our instructors assist in providing personalized, self-paced instruction. For more information please visit http://online.santarosa.edu/presentation/page/?21593 or contact Student Success & Assessment Services (formerly Assessment Services) at (707) 527-4661.

Office Location and Hours

The GED Testing Centers are located in Student Success and Assessment Services, at Plover Hall on the Santa Rosa Campus, and Jacobs Hall on the Petaluma Campus. (campus maps: Santa Rosa | Petaluma).

GED Testing schedule:
Santa Rosa Campus: Available every Friday, except on November 28 and December 26, 2014
Petaluma Campus: Available every first and third Friday

GED Registration

Register from the convenience of your own home. Registration is easy and made simple with 24/7 online registration at http://www.gedtestingservice.com/ged-testing-service

Santa Rosa Junior College now offers the GED® test on computer, a brand new way to take the test and earn your GED® credential. The GED® test on computer offers test-takers a better testing experience, featuring:

  • Improving access for test-takers who can register and schedule online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at http://www.gedtestingservice.com/ged-testing-service or by phone through a dedicated call center, 1-877-EXAM-GED
  • Increasing equity for all test-takers with a consistent testing platform, instructions, and timing
  • Encouraging the development of basic technology skills, skills that are expected in almost every career path, regardless of age
  • Providing next business day turnaround on score reports for math, social studies, and science. The turnaround on the score report for the Reasoning through Language Arts (individual essay) is in 2 to 5 business days.
  • Consisting of four test subjects: Reasoning through Language Arts (155 minutes), Mathematical Reasoning (120 minutes), Science (95 minutes), and Social Studies (95 minutes) NOTE: Time limits apply to regular accommodations.
  • PLEASE BRING A VALID FORM OF PHOTO IDENTIFICATION. You will not be allowed to test without the required ID. The ID must be government-issued and non-expired. It must also include your name, address, date of birth, signature, and photograph. You MUST be a California resident in order to take the GED in California. Using a "Passport" for identification will also require proof of California residency. You may show proof of California residency in one of the following ways:
    • DMV registration
    • Voter registration
    • Lease Agreement
    • State and Federal Tax returns
    • Utility Bill
    • Bank Statement
    • Marriage License
    • Other Government-Issued Documentation (City, County, and State)
  • The document(s) must be under the tester's name as was registered with GEDTS, AND it must have their California address. If you are a minor, it is NOT acceptable to have any of these documents be in your parent/guardian's name. The documents MUST be in the tester's name or you will not be admitted to your test.
  • GED test is offered in Spanish
  • For complete testing information, registration, and guidelines, please visit GEDTS at http://www.gedtestingservice.com/ged-testing-service
  • All personal items will be stored in a closed box before you enter the computer-testing room if necessary. Please do not bring large items with you on the testing day.

Special Accommodations

Special Accommodations are available to you at the time of registration at http://www.gedtestingservice.com/ged-testing-service

How do I request Accommodations?

Each request for accommodations is considered on a case-by-case basis. You'll be asked to fill out a Request for Testing Accommodations form based on disability type available at http://www.gedtestingservice.com/ged-testing-service. In order to apply for accommodations on the computer based GED® test, you must first create a registration account and then proceed with submitting your request for official review.

Before you Request any testing accommodations, you must complete the following steps:

  1. Create an account for computer based testing by registering or log-in to your account if you have an active account.
  2. Review your state/jurisdictional policies if you have already tested on paper and now want to test on computer.
  3. Answer yes on the GED Testing Service Registration form on the last question asking, "Do you need to request accommodated testing conditions for a documented disability?" Once answering yes, please note that you will be unable to schedule your GED test until a decision is made on your accommodations request.
  4. Once the registration form is submitted, you will receive an email indicating where you will submit your accommodations request form and supporting documentation. Refer back to this email once your request is ready to submit.

For information on how to prepare the Request Form and supporting Documentation for Review, please visit http://www.gedtestingservice.com/testers/computer-accommodations

What if I was already approved for accommodations for paper based testing?

If you already have been approved for testing accommodations and have tested on paper, email accommodations@gedtestingservice.com and indicate that you would like to test on the computer. In the email, you should include:

  • Your legal name
  • Where you were approved (state or jurisdiction)
  • When the approval occurred (Year and month if known)

If you were approved for modified testing or test accommodations from GED Testing Service® in 2013 for the GED® exam you can request that your approval be transferred to the 2014 GED® exam series.

If the accommodation approval is still current (within 12 months) you will receive an email from Pearson VUE Accommodations indicating when you may proceed with scheduling your computer based exam. If the request is not current, updated documentation and an Accommodations Extension Request Form may be submitted for review.

How do I schedule an accommodated exam?

If you are approved for accommodations, your decision letter will include a number for scheduling your GED® accommodated exam. Accommodated exams must be scheduled by calling in to Pearson VUE Accommodations and Exceptions Scheduling at (800) 466-0450. You cannot schedule a GED® accommodated exam online nor can accommodations be applied to an exam already scheduled

Please contact Student Success and Assessment Services for more informaiton.

Santa Rosa Campus
Plover Hall, Room 531
(707) 527-4661
GED Testing Room in Plover Hall, Room 530
Check-in required in Room 531
          Petaluma Campus
Jacobs Hall, PC 109
(707) 778-3908
GED Testing Room in Jacobs Hall, PC127
Check-in required

Questions or comments about this page may be sent to pdennis@santarosa.edu

Santa Rosa Junior College is officially accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges