There will be NO GED Testing at the Central Campus in Newport on Fridays, May 3rd, May 24th and May 31st.
ORIENTATION & TESTING
Anyone wanting to take the GED tests must first attend a GED Testing Orientation. Please call the Testing Center at (541) 867-8505 to make an appointment. Eligibility to test will be determined at the orientation.
All GED candidates must present valid (Oregon-issued) government issued photo identification that shows name, signature, address, date of birth and photo. High School ID is not acceptable. All candidiates should also know their Social Security Number (SSN).
Candidates under 18 must present an Exemption from Compulsory Attendance (expires after 6 months) from the last school attended. Candidates who have been home-schooled need to present the Letter of Assurance form from the county's ESD office that acknowledges the withdrawal from public school. The number to call for information is (541) 812-2687.
If a candidate is transferring from another testing center or state, please alert the proctor before orientation. Since the transfer process varies from state to state, contact the Testing Specialist at (541) 867-8505 for specific information,
If a candidate has an IEP in school, they may need accommodations for testing. If you feel you may beed accommodation, please call the Testing Specialist at (541) 867-8505 to start the process to request approval for needed accommodation
All GED testing is by appointment only. Please plan on arriving early for your testing appointment. No one is allowed to enter the testing room once testing has begun.
The GED testing schedule is as follows:
Central Campus (Newport)
Thursday: 8:30 AM to 11:45 AM
Friday: 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM
South Campus (Waldport)
Wednesday: 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM
North Campus (Lincoln City)
Sessions are held approximately every other month. Call (541) 867-8505 for times.
A score of 410 or less on a test will require retesting. The second time retesting is necessary, it is recommended that the candidate join a preparation class until they are able to score 500 on the official practice test. Passing scores range from 410 to 800. A test battery average of 450 is required to earn the GED credential.
Candidates may test up to three times in the same subject each calendar year.
Candidates have one year from the date of receipt to test under the original fee. If the candidate has not successfully completed their GED in the one year period, a reinstatement fee of $20.00 will be charged to the candidate.
Candidates MUST complete the entire GED battery successfully within three years or pay an additional $35.00 state fee as well as any other fees that may apply.
FEES - All fees should be paid prior to your orientation or testing appointment.
Initial Testing Fee (all five subjects) - $100.00
Transfer from outside of Oregon - $60.00
Transfer from inside of Oregon - $25.00
Reinstatement (one year lapse) - $20.00
Retest - $15.00
Three year lapse ( state fee) - $35.00
541-867-8505. Use this number for ANY GED testing business including appointments.
Newport: 400 SE College Way, Newport, OR 97366
Waldport : 3120 Crestline Dr, Waldport, OR 97394
Lincoln City: 3788 High School Dr, Lincoln City, OR 97367
Additional information about the series of GED tests can be found here.