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General Educational Development® Testing Centers

Georgia Northwestern Technical College has four official GED® Testing Centers for administering the General Educational Development® Tests. A GED® diploma is issued by the state of Georgia through the Technical College System of Georgia to those adults who pass a series of four tests in the areas of Science, Social Studies, Mathematical Reasoning and Reasoning Through Language Arts. Those who have not graduated from high school in the United States or Canada, or previously earned a GED® and are 18 years of age or older, are eligible for the test. (Underage youth ages 16 and 17 must obtain special permission from the Technical College System of Georgia in order to take test.) GED® candidates 19 years or younger must provide a high school withdrawal document.

The GED® Testing fee is currently $160. However, test preparation services offered through the Adult Education program are free. Pre-registration is required, and a government issued photo ID is necessary for registration.

The testing centers, located in Floyd, Gordon, Walker and Whitfield counties, regularly administer the tests at various times throughout the month. For information, call the Floyd County office at (706)295-6975, the Walker County office at (706)764-3817, the Gordon County office at (706)-624-1111 or the Whitfield-Murray County office at (706)272-2909.