You must be at least 19 years of age to take the GED test in the state of Minnesota. If you are 17 or 18 years old, you will need to apply for and obtain an age waiver from the MN Department of Education.
A learner must meet certain conditions (as described in the age waiver request form) before she/he may qualify for an age waiver, and must have a sponsoring ABE program to submit the form on his/her behalf. Please see this document for more details.
Please contact our ABE staff to begin this process. 763-689-6228 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here to be directed to the MN Department of Education GED website.
What you need to know about the GED® 2014
What is tested?
Each subject tests your skills and knowledge in different topics
- Math - Quantitative & algebraic problem solving
- Science - Life science, physical science, earth and space science
- Social Studies - Civics and government, U.S. history, economics, geography and the world
- Reasoning Through Language Arts - Ability to read closely, write clearly, and edit and understand written text
How do I take the test?
- You may take the GED® if you are 19 years of age or older. Students who are 17 or 18 years of age must apply for an age waiver.
- Students must take the test at an official PearsonVue testing center
- The test is done on a computer
- To find a testing center and times, first, create an account at https://ged.com/ and click on "schedule a test"
The 2014 GED test is rigorous! It is highly recommended that learners study for the test before taking their GED. Instructors will evaluate your skills and create an individualized learning plan to prepare you for the GED test. Learners can work at their own pace and have the freedom to work independently or in groups. Study materials and access to technology are provided in all classes.
RLA Extended Response Resource
Please view this google slide presentation with audio to learn about and practice creating the RLA Extended Response.
Make sure you click the "present" button in the top right corner. The audio should automatically play as you advance through the slides.
Any documents referenced in the video presentation can be accessed and printed by anyone!
Individual Adult Basic Education programs do not have access to GED records or duplicate diplomas. If you need to request a transcript or records, please complete this form and send it into the Minnesota State Department of Education using one of the following methods:
• Mail: GED Testing Office, 1500 Highway 36 West, Roseville, MN 55113-4266
• Fax: 651-582-8458
• E-mail a scanned, signed copy (as an attachment): email@example.com.