If you are a Canadian adult and require a high school diploma, one of the ways to obtain an equivalency diploma is to write and successfully pass all five tests on the GED (General Education Development) exam. To be eligible to write the GED exam, you must be 18 years old or older, and have been out of high school for at least 10 consecutive months.
Many employers will recognize a high school equivalency diploma as the same as a high school diploma, so if your employer requires you to have a high school diploma, please discuss with them if the GED is an option for you.
For most post-secondary programs, the GED is not considered an appropriate prerequisite. If you want to further your education, please ensure you contact your institution or program of choice to discuss the prerequisites. If the GED is not appropriate, you may wish to consider taking your prerequisite courses through Academic Upgrading at Grande Prairie Regional College
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Registration for Online GED Exams
Exams can be taken consecutively or one subject at a time, and cost $40.00 USD per exam. Registration and exam booking MUST be completed online.
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Sign Up Instructions
- Sign up online through any computer, tablet, or smartphone.
- Read all the directions below before going to ged.com to create your account.
- If you have a problem, registering to write a GED test, please review the directions below to ensure you have not missed a step.
- Obtain your Alberta Student Number (ASN) from the Alberta Education Website.
- Go to MyGED and create your own account.
- Once signed in, MyGED Dashboard will appear with six selections on the page.
- Click on Schedule and follow prompts on each page, choosing COMPUTER, not paper.
- Pay the GED exam fees: $40 USD per test or $200 USD for all five tests.
- Each test has 20 minutes of instructions, 5 minutes for administrative setup and specific test times.
- Language Arts Writing Test requires 120 minutes of writing time, it consists of 50 multiple choice questions (75 minutes) and an essay (45 minutes).
- Language Arts Reading Test requires 65 minutes of writing time; it has 40 multiple choice questions.
- Social Studies Test requires 70 minutes of writing time; it has 50 multiple choice questions.
- Science Test requires 80 minutes of writing time; it has 50 multiple choice questions.
- Math Test consists of two individual Math tests with 45 minutes for each: Math Test- Part I, which allows the use of an online calculator, and Math Test-Part II, which does not allow the use of calculators. Each part has 25 questions, some are multiple choice, some require an exact numerical answer and some will be answered on a coordinate plane grid.
- All writing materials are provided (pens, erasable board etc.)
- Bring only government issued photo ID (driver’s license, passport, other government ID, not expired)
- Cell phones, electronic devices are not allowed and must not be brought to the exam. Failure to comply can result in forfeiting GED Exam privilege and in denying access to your GED Exam record.
- Arrive at least 15 minutes early for every test.
For more information on the GED, please email ExamCentre@gprc.ab.ca