General Education Development (GED) Information
The GED® in Minnesota
To Get Started: Register online at ged.com or contact your local Adult Basic Education (ABE) program. Staff at each ABE program will be able to walk you through the registration process and also provide resources and classes to prepare for taking the test.
The Test In Minnesota: Individuals who do not have a high school diploma may be able to earn a state of Minnesota GED® Diploma by passing the GED test. The four tests in the GED battery measure academic competencies similar to many of those required of a Minnesota high school graduate.
Eligibility: If you are 19 years old, do not already have a recognized and documented high school diploma, and are not currently enrolled in high school, you are eligible to take the GED® in Minnesota without an age waiver.
Getting an Age Waiver: If you are 17 or 18 years old and are not currently enrolled in high school, you must apply for an age waiver before testing. An ABE teacher can assist you with the process.
Once You Pass All the Tests in the GED: The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) will receive your information from GED Testing Service and print you an official diploma and transcript which will be mailed via U.S. Mail to your address that you have listed in ged.com.
** Get $10 off the first GED® test in each subject (while funding lasts). Minnesota charges $30 per module for the in-person GED® test. The State of Minnesota will pay $10 for your first GED® test in each subject while funding lasts. Enter promo code MNGED10 during checkout. Terms and conditions apply. See the GED.com official website for current details.
Warning Regarding Misleading GED® Claims
The state of Minnesota GED® Diploma cannot be earned or obtained on the Internet or through correspondence programs. The Tests of General Educational Development developed by the GED Testing Service® often require extensive preparation. Tests are administered only under the direction of Pearson VUE® and the GED Testing Service. Any other GED diploma not issued by the Minnesota Department of Education will not be accepted by employers, colleges and universities or the military.
Minnesota Adult Literacy Hotline: Find an approved ABE program to help you earn your diploma as an adult by visiting literacymn.org/classesforadults or call 1-800-222-1990. The programs listed below are approved ABE programs:
Annandale - 320.274.3058
Big Lake - 763.262.2523
Buffalo/Hanover/Montrose - 763.682.8509
Delano - 763.972.6210
Howard Lake/Waverly/Winsted - 320.543.4670
Lester Prairie - 320.395.2521
Maple Lake - 320.963.5991
Monticello - 763.272.2132
Monticello Work Force Center - 763.271.3768
Orono - 952.449.8350
Rockford - 763.477.4563
Plymouth - 763.745.6034
St. Michael/Albertville - 763.497.6550
Watertown/Mayer - 952.955.0280
GED Testing in Monticello
Appointments required. Visit westabe.org or call for more details 763.272.2040
Register at GED.com to get information about local policies, how to request accommodations, take free sample tests, pay and take GED Ready (the official practice test), and schedule your GED test.