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GED Testing


for Union County Residents

Students can take the 2014 computer based GED test at the EOU Testing Center in 112 Zabel Hall.  Registration, scheduling, and payment for the exams takes place on-line at .

The new test series is the 2014 Series GED® Test.   There are a total of four exams that must be passed before you can earn your GED certificate.

The cost for each of the 4 subject exams is $38; a total of $152 for the full battery of tests.  Scholarships are available.  For more information please call and make an appointment with the Continuing Education Coordinator at 541-962-3076 or email

The GED® test will be about 7 ¼ hours long with the timing as follows:

  • Reasoning through Language Arts is 150 minutes (including a 10-minute break)
  • Mathematical Reasoning is 90 minutes
  • Science is 90 minutes
  • Social Studies is 90 minutes

New test

The 2014 GED test represents its biggest overhaul in more than 70 years. GED Testing Service spent five years revamping it.

The new test will align with current high school standards, including grade 12 standards, and career- and college-readiness expectations. It has four content areas: mathematical reasoning, reasoning through language arts (RLA), science, and social studies.

The 7¼-hour test will be delivered on the computer to provide a consistent testing experience nationwide and improved testing rates. However, paper testing will be available as an accommodation for those with approved, diagnosed disabilities.

The test includes seven different answer types:

• drag and drop

• drop down

• extended response

• fill in the blank

• hot spot

• multiple choice

• short answer

In Oregon, there is no waiting period if you do not pass a subject area test the first time. After taking a test subject 3 times, you’ll have to wait 60 days before retesting. There’s no limit to how many times you can test in a year.

Students will receive same-day scoring on all four parts, including the new score report for reporting and remediation. They will receive one of two score levels:

• GED Passing Score: at or higher than the minimum needed to demonstrate high school equivalency-level skills and abilities;

• GED Passing Score with Honors: at or higher than the minimum needed to demonstrate career- and college-readiness.

Students will be assessed a $152 fee for the complete test, or $38 per section.

Your first 2 retakes after failing a test are only $10.

When you pass your test go to to get your GED certificate.

Scholarship funds are provided by Soroptimist International of Union County, and Eastern Oregon Employers Council of Union County.

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