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Counseling & Testing

Counseling and Testing Center
Mary E. Forney Hall, Rm 306
1210 Blake Avenue
University of Idaho
Moscow, ID 83844-3140
phone: 208-885-6716
fax: 208-885-4354


Counseling and Testing Center Hours
8:00 am-5:00 pm (academic year)
7:30 am-4:30 pm (summer)

Testing Number

Testing Phone: 885-5138

Crisis Numbers

CTC After-hours Crisis Line: 208-885-6716

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

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General Education Development

General Education Development (GED)

Notice: GED has a new series of tests now available and all exams are computer based. If you began testing prior to January 1, 2014, you will need to start over with the new series.

To register for your GED tests, click here or visit www.ged.com . You will be able to find all of the information needed to create an account, schedule your tests and pay the associated fees.

To locate a GED testing center near you click here.

General Educational Development (GED) Testing

The 2014 GED®test is a four-subject high school equivalency test that measures skills required by high schools and requested by colleges and employers. The four subjects are Science, Social Studies, Mathematical Reasoning, and Reasoning Through Language Arts. After you pass the GED® test, your diploma or credential will be issued by your state but you’ll receive a GED® transcript to apply to college, start training, or get a better job.

The new 2014 GED program will include several new features that haven’t been available in the past, and are unique to the program. A few of the new features include:

  • The only test that measures both high school equivalency and fully aligned with state and national college and career readiness standards.
  • A highly prescriptive practice test and score report with detailed information about weaknesses and links to specific study materials for remediation.
  • A more flexible system that allows adults to schedule and pay for tests one at a time, and test at more convenient times and locations.
  • A free retake program to lower financial hurdles, and encourage adults to pass the test.
  • A one-stop website with personalized study plans, skills assessment, career information, college and financial aid information, and more.
  • A computer-based test to ensure adults have basic computer skills essential to succeed in college and jobs.

The new GED test is the cornerstone of the 2014 program. It was developed from the ground up to measure high school equivalency, and to provide information about a test-taker’s college and career readiness.

When can I take the test?

GED testing is available 11:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday-Thursday during the months of January, February, April, May, July, August, October and November.  Mondays and Tuesdays 11:00 am - 5:00 pmduring the months of March, June, September and December.  All testing begins at 11:00am. All scheduling is done online, through the www.ged.com website.

*If you fail to arrive by the report time, you may be considered a no show, forfeit your registration/test fee and have to sign up for a later testing time.

How much does it cost?

The cost for each test is $24.00, payable at the time of registration.

What should I bring with me to the test?

Bring picture ID to the test with you. YOU WILL NOT BE ADMITTED WITHOUT PROPER ID! Acceptable picture ID includes drivers license, state-issued ID card, passport, or military ID. Social Security cards, credit cards or membership cards (e.g., Costco cards) are not acceptable.

Who is eligible to take GED test?

Eligibility requirements vary from state to state and you must meet the eligibility requirements for your state of residence. In Idaho you must meet the following criteria to be eligible to test:

  • have not graduated from an accredited high school in the United States or Canada, nor be currently enrolled in high school.
  • have not received a high school equivalency certificate/diploma from any state, province, or territory.
  • have not previously earned GED scores sufficient to qualify for a high school equivalency certificate/diploma in this state, province, or territory.
  • (If you need to earn higher scores to qualify for advanced education or employment, you may, with appropriate verification from the institution or employer, qualify for a retest. Contact the GED Chief Examiner for information how to proceed.)
  • be at least 18 years old OR be at least 16 years old, have provided written permission from a parent or legal guardian to take the GED, AND meet at least one of the following:
    • be one (1) or more years behind in credits earned, expelled from school, or attending a non-accredited school (you must provide written permission from the school prior to taking any tests)
    • be pregnant
    • be a parent
    • be home schooled
    • be entering college, the military or an employment training program such as JTPA or other state or federally-approved program, or enrolled in an Adult Basic Education Program, in the Job Corps, or be incarcerated or involved in the juvenile justice system (You must also provide written request from the institution prior to taking any tests).

Please be advised that the Idaho GED® Certificate can be neither earned nor obtained via the Internet or through correspondence programs. The Tests of General Educational Development (GED Tests)--developed by the General Educational Development Testing Service of the American Council on Education (GED Testing Service)--require extensive preparation and the demonstration of a high level of high school knowledge and academic skills. The GED Tests are administered in Idaho only at Official GED Testing Centers under the direction of the Idaho Department of Education, Office of Adult Education. Any other high school equivalency certificate not issued by the Idaho Department of Education or another jurisdictional GED testing authority may be of dubious value and may not be accepted by employers, colleges and universities, or the military.

Where do I Park?

You can purchase and print a visitors parking pass by clicking here. You may also go to Parking Services to get a visitors permit on the day of the test. Parking Services is located at 1006 Railroad St. Rm 135 Moscow, ID 83844-4106  Phone# 208-885-6424