Eligibility Requirements For GED In Colorado

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There is still hope if you were unable to complete high school and obtain your diploma. A General Educational Development (GED) credential is a high school diploma equivalent that is recognized by almost every college and the vast majority of employers in the United States and Canada. Use this Colorado GED exam guide to help you to achieve this valuable credential.

GED eligibility requirements in Colorado

You must follow the following requirements to be eligible for the Colorado GED:

  • You must be 17 years old, though you don't have to live in Colorado. If the Colorado HSE Office approves an HSE Age Waiver, students who are 16 may take the test.
  • Cost: $150 (all subjects) or $37.50 (per subject)
  • The minimum passing score for each subject: 145
  • Accommodations: You must submit a request for disability accommodations via the GED® Testing Service website.
  • The State of Colorado will provide you with a GED certificate if you pass the exam, showing that you have attained the same level of knowledge as a high school graduate.

You may learn more about how to obtain a GED in Colorado by reading the answers to the questions we receive the most below.

In Colorado, what high school equivalency tests are available?

GED and HiSET are the two high school equivalency tests offered in Colorado. Both are accepted at 99% of colleges and both are equivalent to a high school diploma. With a Colorado HiSET or Colorado GED, you can find a fantastic job, earn a degree, or join the military.

What subjects are tested on the GED in Colorado?

The GED test format is the same in every state and province. Mathematics, language arts reading, science, language arts writing, and social studies are the 5 major sections. The majority of the questions on the exam are multiple-choice, but there is 1 essay question in the language arts writing section. You can utilize a calculator for the first part of the math section however not for the second.

Passing the GED test requires some preparation, especially if you haven't been in school in a long time. You have several options at your disposal. Taking a GED prep class is a common choice. These courses are intended to help you enhance your reading, writing, and mathematics skills. Community colleges and adult learning centers are common places to find these classes. You can, however, now take them online as well.

Another option is to study independently using GED study guides. Many people prefer this option to take a preparatory course because they can complete it on their own time. A variety of GED practice exams are available online to help you test your knowledge. Study guides are available in bookstores. Many libraries also have free GED study guides available.

How long is the GED exam in Colorado?




115 minutes

Social Studies

90 minutes


90 minutes

Language Arts

150 minutes


7 hours, 41 minutes

How many questions are there on the GED test in Colorado?





Social Studies




Language Arts


To pass the Colorado GED test, you must score at least 580 out of a possible 800. This equates to 145 points per test. Any test with a score less than 145, on the other hand, receives a failing grade and must be retaken to pass the exam. You can retake the exam a maximum of three times in one year in Colorado. If you do not pass the first time, you must wait until January of the following year to try again.

If I don't pass a subject on the Colorado GED exam, can I retake it?

For each subject, you can retake it up to 2 times without having to wait. For the fourth attempt, you have to wait 60 days. Your first two retakes will be offered at a discounted rate. You will get two more discounted retakes after waiting 60 days and paying the full price. All retakes have to be completed within a year after the initial attempt.

Can I take the Colorado GED exam online?

You can take the Colorado GED test online or at an official Colorado GED testing center. You can use our list of California testing centers to locate the one that is most convenient for on-site testing.

There will be an Online Proctored (OP) GED test option starting on September 1st, 2021, so you can take your GED test remotely (online).

What age must I be to take the Colorado GED exam?

In Colorado, you must be at least 18 years old to take the GED exam. 

  • You may take the test if you are 17 years old and meet the following requirements:
  • You are in possession of a government (national or foreign)-issued photo ID.
  • You are a Colorado resident.
  • You do not attend school (If you are enrolled in an approved in-school GED preparation program, you are excepted.)
  • You didn't complete high school.
  • You have parental or guardian consent.

If you are 16 years old, you must be in compliance with the aforementioned conditions, in the care of a state agency, under a court order, or enrolled in a Job Corps training program.

You must attend school in Colorado if you are under the age of 18.

How can I apply for an age waiver in Colorado?

You can ask your local school board for an age waiver if you are under 18 years old. In order to take the test, you must have permission from the school board.

How can I obtain a copy of my Colorado GED test transcript?

You can ask for a copy of your Colorado GED transcript by contacting the GED testing service.