GED TEST - Wyoming High School Equivalency Diploma

General Questions

How do I get started?

Visit one of our sites and fill out a registration form. Remember to bring in a picture identification such as a driver's license or Tribal ID.


How old do I have to be to take the GED test battery?

Students must be at least 16 years old before they can take the GED test battery. If you are 16 or 17 years old, you must have officially dropped out of high school, have written approval of your parent or guardian, and received an age waiver from the State of Wyoming Department of Workforce Services. The age waiver form is available at all of our offices.

If I am 16 or 17 years old, how do I get an age waiver?

You must score high enough on the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) assessment test to indicate that you are capable of passing the GED test battery. The TABE assessment is administered at the ABE/GED office. We will then assist you in completing the age waiver application.

When do you have GED classes?

We do not have formal GED classes. Our program is open enrollment and we provide one-on-one tutoring services. Students may come in any time we are open. Please click on the links above to find out the operating hours for the office closest to you.

How much does it cost to get my GED?

There are no charges for any of our tutoring services. The cost to take the GED test battery is $50. Students who meet certain criteria and income guidelines may qualify for a grant which will pay this fee.

How long will it take me to complete the GED?

We don't know. Since every student is different and there are so many variables involved, we cannot predict how long it will take for an individual student to complete the GED. The amount of time it takes will depend on your starting level and the amount of time you spend at the GED center.

What is on the test? How many tests do I have to take?

The GED test battery consists of five separate tests. Three of the tests cover specific areas such as literature, social studies, and science. One of the tests covers mathematics including, but not limited to, basic math concepts, geometry and basic algebra. The mathematics test has two sections. In one section a calculator is available for use. For the writing test, the student must complete a multiple-choice section covering grammar and punctuation and write an essay on a given topic.

How long are the tests?

The tests vary in length from one hour and five minutes up to two hours. It takes a total of seven hours and five minutes to take all five tests of the GED battery. In our program, you do not have to take all of the tests in one day.

What happens after I pass the GED test battery?

A few weeks after passing the GED test battery you will receive an official certificate from the Wyoming Community College Commission. You will also be able to participate in the GED graduation ceremony held at the Robert A. Peck Theatre in May. And, after earning your GED certificate, you may apply for Federal financial aid if you attend an approved college or vocational school and you may qualify for the state Hathaway Scholarship.

How will you help me pass the GED?

We use a variety of teaching tools to help you prepare for the GED test battery. In addition to one-on-one tutoring, we have computer programs, books, and audio-visual materials which include all of the topics covered by the GED examination. We also have practice exams so that you will know what kinds of questions to expect on the actual test.

What if I have a physical, mental, or learning disability?

If you have a documented disability, you may request changes in the way the GED test battery is given. Please come in and talk to an instructor to find out more information on the accommodations available. Also, if you feel you may have a disability, but have not been diagnosed, we can arrange for you to be screened for potential disabilities.