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Eligibility Requirements For GED In Colorado

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September 16, 2022

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GED eligibility requirements in Colorado:

  • 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.

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colorado ged requirements

In Colorado, what is the high school equivalency test?

  • 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?

  • You will be tested in math, social studies, science, and language arts on the GED in Colorado.

How long is the GED exam in Colorado?

SUBJECT

TIME

Math

115 minutes

Social Studies

90 minutes

Science

90 minutes

Language Arts

150 minutes

Total

7 hours, 41 minutes

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

SUBJECT

# OF QUESTIONS

Math

46

Social Studies

35

Science

34

Language Arts

46

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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.