Downtown Campus, Rm. M216
Mon: 8:30-10 a.m.
Tue: 8:30-11 a.m.
Wed: 8:30-11 a.m.
Thu: 8:30-11 a.m.
Fri: 8:30-10 a.m.
See Test Schedule for test times.
South Campus, Rm. 105 By appt. only
Bates Technical College provides General Education Development (GED) testing to those who have not completed the requirements to earn a high school diploma and who wish to earn a GED certificate.
The GED is a computer based test comprised of five individual tests: Language Arts Writing, Language Arts Reading, Mathematics, Social Studies, and Science. GED tests are offered at Bates on alternating Tuesdays and Thursdays. Cost for the complete GED battery is $150, or $30 per test or retest.
Please Note: As of Dec. 31, 2013, all in-progress GED testing will be deleted. A new high school equivalency exam will begin Jan. 2, 2014.
COMPUTER BASED TESTING
Register and create a profile/account 24 hours prior to scheduled test times by calling 1.877.392.6433 or online at: www.gedoncomputer.com, click on "Register Today", then "Create an Account".
Verify your registration with Pearson Vue by providing a valid email address (create one for free at Hotmail, Gmail, YAHOO if you do not have one)
Schedule testing dates and times for each of the five GED exams: Writing, Reading, Math, Science and Social Studies. Multiple tests can be scheduled for the same testing date.
Pay for each test with a credit or debit card in the online registration system and confirm your appointments. Tests are $30 each or $150 for all five. *If you do not have a credit or debit card, reloadable pre-paid cards (MasterCard or VISA) purchased at most grocery or convenience stores are accepted.
On the day of testing, check-in at the Assessment Center 15 minutes prior to scheduled test times with current government-issued photo ID (no ID, no testing). Expired or punched identification will not be accepted.
The Test Center ID# for Bates Technical College, Assessment Center is: 68909
If you have questions or need assistance with your online registration please contact: Pearson VUE Customer Care,1.877.392.6433.
Approval to Test Form
If you are under the age of 19 and have not yet graduated from high school, you will need a Request for Approval to Test form signed by your school district or high school principal. You can pick up the form from the school district office in which you reside or from your high school's authorized personnel. Please note that you cannot take the GED tests if you are currently enrolled in any high school credit program.
For those who need additional classes as a review before they are ready to test, Bates offers Basic Studies classes at its Downtown and South Campuses, and at some off-campus sites. At the GED orientation sessions, the Adult Basic Education instructors administer the CASAS test (to establish math and English placement) and assist students with enrolling for classes. Come to a Downtown or South Campus Basic Studies Educational Planning (BSEP) session to get information and register for a Basic Studies class.
GED Records Request
If you'd like to request your GED records, and you tested in the state of Washington, you can submit an online request through Washington GED Test Verify.