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GED Test


Motlow State Community College offers the GED (General Educational Development) and HiSET (High School Equivalency Test). The GED test is computer-based format only. The HiSET is available in both computer-and paper-based format. Please read the information below to decide which tests best suits your needs for a High School Equivalency diploma.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to take the test, you must be at least 17 years of age. Applicants 17 years old who have been enrolled in high school during the current school year must have approval from their school system. Applicants must be officially withdrawn from high school and have not graduated or received a high school diploma or high school equivalency certificate.


Pre-registration is required for the GED test. Test-takers must register online at GED website or by calling 1-877-EXAM-GED (1-877-392-6433). Test-takers must create a GED account online. Test-takers must present a confirmation letter for the test as well as a valid photo identification.


The registration fee is $120 or $24 per test. Payment must be submitted with a debit or credit card online through your GED account.

General Information

The GED test is fully aligned to state college and career readiness standards. For information on the features for this test, visit the GED website.

Practice Test: Tennessee requires all test takers to complete a Practice Test. You may be required to show proof prior to testing.

For more information about the content, visit the GED website

What is on the test?

  • Reasoning through Language Arts is 150 minutes (including a 10-minute break)
  • Mathematical Reasoning is 115 minutes
  • Science is 90 minutes
  • Social Studies is 90 minutes

Scoring Information

The GED test will have a passing score of 145 for each subject. You will need to reach a score of at least 145 on each subject and a total score of 600 or higher across the four-subject tests in order to receive the GED test credential. You may also earn an "Honors" score if you receive a score of 170 or higher on any subject.

  • Below Passing: 100 - 144
  • Passing Score: 145 - 169
  • Honors Passing Score: 170 - 200

Score Report

Scores are normally available online on the test-takers' MyGED account the same day he or she tests.


If you have a disability and require special accommodations for the GED Test, please visit the GED website.

Request Transcripts

Request for Official High School Equivalency Transcripts, Duplicate Diplomas, and Verification Letters

Effective January 1, 2014, all failing 2002 Series test scores are invalid. Test-takers will be required to take the 2014 Series high school equivalency tests.

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