GED® CLasses and the computer-based GED® Examination
San Juan College offers both preparation classes as well as the computer-based GED® Exam. The Adult Basic Education (ABE) Program at San Juan College offers instruction to adults who do not have a high school diploma and offers free non-credit clases in basic reading, math, and writing to prepare for the final GED® test. For more information on the ABE program, visit www.sanjuancollege.edu/abe or call (505) 566-3270.
If you are unable to attend GED® preparation classes, you can purchase the official GED® Practice Test online, by visiting www.GEDtestingservice.com/marketplace, or logging in to GED.com. Each site allows you to choose your subject, answer thousands of practice questions, and receive instant practice test scores. A shorter, free practice test is also offered, but only includes a portion of the skills tested.
Some free online tutorial websites that focus on computer literacy, keyboarding, mouse, and calculator skills:
The 2014 GED® Test is computer-based and contains four modules:
Science (90 minutes)
Reasoning through Language Arts
(150 minutes, including a 10-minute break)
Social Studies (90 minutes)
Mathematical Reasoning (115 minutes)
Cost of the full battery is $120, but can be paid per test ($30), if the test taker prefers to register and take only one test subject at a time.
Test takers need a score of 150 (or higher) on each of the four content modules in order to be eligible to receive a high school equivalency credential (diploma).
New Mexico’s jurisdictional policy currently allows students to retake modules within the GED® test before completing all four modules.
There is a 30-day waiting period between test attempts, but GED Testing Services® will waive fees for two free retakes (per module). Cost of retaking each module thereafter is $30.
Scores are valid for three years beginning from the moment the first test is taken until all four tests are passed with a score of 150 or higher.
GED® Transcript and diploma requests
If you have completed your GED® at San Juan College or in the State of New Mexico, you can purchase a copy of your transcript or diploma through www.diplomasender.com. Cost of each request is $18 and can be paid by credit/debit card or money order/cashier check.
To find a transcript request for another state:
- Go to www.google.com.
- Search for: the state's abbreviation, "GED", and "transcript", as in "AZ GED Transcript"
- The webpage for your state's GED department should be one of the first listings that appear.