How to Get a GED® in Washington

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You can study for the Washington GED test online without having to attend class.


Washington State GED Test Eligibility Requirements

  • You must be a resident of the State of Washington.
  • You must not be a high school graduate or be enrolled in an accredited high school.
  • The minimum age to take the GED exam is 19. For younger applicants (16, 17, 18) there are special conditions. Check with your local testing center.
  • Cost: $30 (per subject); $120 (all subjects)
  • Score: 145 (minimum)
  • Accommodations:  You must apply for disability accommodations through the GED test’s accommodations page.
  • After passing all four subject tests with a score of 145 or higher, the Washington Department of Education will award you a GED certificate. The certificate shows that you have achieved same level of knowledge as a high school graduate. For more information, visit Washington's GED testing website or the GED testing service's website.

Over 20 Million Adults

That’s how many have successfully passed the GED® Test. So why wait?


"I feel really overwhelmed with the thought of not making something out of myself in my later years. I really think getting a GED will open a lot more doors for me to support myself.

– Kaylee, Washington