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Take Your High School Equivalency (HSE) Test

PCC offers the GED® test to earn a High School Equivalency (HSE) diploma. Students take the test on a computer at an authorized testing center. The test is offered in English and Spanish.

How to Register

Step 1: Create a free profile at www.GED.com.

  • If you need assistance call GED Testing Service at 1-877-EXAM-GED (392-6433).

Step 2: Schedule and pay for your test online.

  • You will be prompted to purchase your test using a debit, credit, or prepaid card online. 

Step 3: Show up on the date you chose at the testing center you selected.

  • Arrive 15 minutes early; late arrivals may not be able to test and may be charged full price even if they do not test.
  • You MUST bring a government issued photo ID.  The ID must match the name entered in GED.com.

Step 4: Check your scores online at www.GED.com.

  • Scores are up within 48 hours (2 business days)
  • Diplomas are mailed in 2-3 weeks.

Note: You must be 16 to test. Before scheduling 16/17-year-olds are required to bring a notarized letter of parent permission AND a signed Official School Withdrawal from the last school attended to Pima Community College, Community Campus, Adult Education, 401 N. Bonita Ave., Tucson, Arizona 87509.

About the Test

You must pass the following four tests with a minimum score of 150 on each test to earn a High School Equivalency (HSE) diploma:

Content Areas

Duration

Price

Mathematical Reasoning

120 minutes

$35.00

Reasoning Through Language Arts

155 minutes

$35.00

Science

95 minutes

$35.00

Social Studies

75 minutes

$35.00

 Retests: You may take two retests per subject at $15 each. After that you must wait 60 days and pay the initial price again.

 Scores:

  • Below Passing: 100 - 144
  • GED® Passing Score: 145 - 164
  • GED® College Ready: 165 - 200

To pass the 2014 GED test for the purpose of receiving an Arizona High School Equivalency Diploma you must earn at least 145 points on each subject.