The GED® Testing Format changed nationally January 1, 2014, moving from paper-based to online.
If a test taker started prior to that date, and did not successfully complete, the test taker must start over.
The new GED test was created in order to keep current with requirements for high school, workplace and college readiness.
The GED pass score for EACH test area is 145!
Click here for our testing schedule for January through to March 2017 and check out our Facebook Events page too!
You must be NINETEEN years of age AND a resident of Minnesota before you can take a test at Hawthorne Education Center. If you are under 19 you MUST obtain a waiver from the State of Minnesota.
Test takers MUST have a valid, current Government Issued picture ID to verify identity and eligibility for testing. This can be a PASSPORT, DRIVING LICENCE OR PERMIT, ID CARD, GREEN CARD!
Students MUST register and schedule their test times online. NO WALK-INS ARE ALLOWED! Students MUST pay for their test(s) at the time of scheduling, using a debit or credit card!
Students taking the test MUST have a valid email address as Pearson Vue communicates with students via email.
GED tests are taken on computer and are given in a Pearson Vue testing lab. Students should be familiar with using a computer and possess basic typing skills.
If students need help with any aspect of GED Testing, please call (507) 328-4442 or (507) 328-4440.
More of your GED questions will be answered here:http://www.gedtestingservice.com/testers/mygedfaqs
What’s the GED® test like?
The GED® test has been updated to make sure it measures what graduating high school seniors know and what colleges and employers will expect of you.
- Four (4) parts:
- Science (90 minutes)
- Social Studies (90 minutes)
- Reasoning Through Language Arts (150 minutes including a 10-minute break)
- Mathematical Reasoning (115 minutes)
- Offered on computer (paper available for accommodations only)
- Offered in English and Spanish languages
Hawthorne Education Center
Classes are provided at Hawthorne Education Center, 700 4th Ave SE. Students can receive help to strengthen Math, Reading, and English skills and to prepare for the four test areas of the GED. Official practice tests will be available for students. Practice Tests are $6.
Is there a fee to take the test?
There are four individual subject areas in the GED Test and the fee is $30 PER TEST. Tests are paid for individually at the time of scheduling, using a valid debit/credit card.
Partial scholarships and discounts may be available to qualifying students.
For further information on GED classes, help and the latest available discounts at Hawthorne, please call 328-4442 or 328-4469.