Michigan GED: How to Earn a GED in Michigan

You don't have to be a resident to take the GED (General Educational Development) test in Michigan. Read on to find out about eligibility and other information about the GED.

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What Is the GED Test?

The GED test measures knowledge acquired in a high school curriculum. It is divided into five sections covering reading, writing, science, social studies and math. Each section has a time limit, and the entire test lasts 7.5 hours. Most of the questions are multiple-choice; however, an essay is in included as part of the writing portion.

In addition to English, you can take the test in Spanish or French. Special accommodations are also available for individuals with documented disabilities. Contact your testing center for more information about testing accommodations.

In order to qualify for a Michigan high school equivalency certificate, you need a total score of 2250, which is an average of 450 per test. In addition, you must earn at least 410 on each test to pass.

What Are the Eligibility Requirements?

You're eligible to take the tests if you're at least 18, have not graduated from high school and are not currently enrolled in high school. You can take the tests when you are 16 and 17 years old by meeting additional requirements and by submitting a state waiver. Everyone must show an approved form of identification before being admitted to the test center.

How Can I Find a Testing Center?

Your testing center can provide you with most of the information you need about the GED. There is no pre-registration required. The center's staff can assist you with schedules, specific requirements, preparation programs and classes. You can find your local center through your board of education office or by using the testing center locator on the American Council of Education website.

What if I Don't Pass?

You may retake the entire test or portions of the test up to three times per year, and the highest score will be reported on the official transcript. It is up to the discretion of each testing center to determine a waiting period. Individual testing centers may also decide whether further preparation is required before an individual can retake the test.

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