Paper Based Testing
The following examinations are offered as paper-pencil tests at Graveley Hall South, 2nd Floor Testing Center, Room 251. To make appointments for these tests, call (208) 282-4907.
*The GED consists of five tests: Science, Social Studies, Reading, Math, and Writing. Individual tests are offered at specific dates and times, for a complete schedule contact the GED Testing Center at (208) 282-4907.
You must make an appointment prior to testing.
*Each exam is given at a specific time during a testing session.
The following steps are needed in order to take the GED:
- To make an appointment contact the The GED Testing Center at (208) 282-4907.
- Before coming in to test, please fill out the L-5 and Candidate Code of Conduct form
- GED Transcript Request Form
- There is a $5 fee for transcript requests.
- The testing fee is $100, or $20 per test. Retakes are $25. The GED can only be taken up to three times per calendar year.
- The fee can be paid with cash or personal check (make checks payable to ISU).
- Credit/debt cards cannot be used as a method of payment for the GED testing fee.
- You must register online at www.ged123.org prior to scheduling an appointment at the testing center.
- Things to know before you arrive:
- Possess valid identification.
- The only acceptable forms of ID are: driver's license, state ID card, passport, military ID, or Tribal ID card.
- Your ID must be current with your name, signature and photo.
- Be a resident of Idaho.
- Know your Social Security Number.
- Be at least 16 years of age.
- If you are not 18 years of age you must submit an Age Verification Letter.
- The Age Verification Letter must indicate the last school you attended and state the Official Withdrawal Date.
- Age Verification Letters may be obtained from the school you last attended, or from the Adult Success Center (208) 282-2468 at Idaho State University.
- The GED can only be taken up to three times per calendar year.
IDAHO HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY CERTIFICATE (HSE)
An HSE is not the same as a High School Diploma; it is the GED with an American Government course.
An American Government course may be submitted if you have:
- Previously taken an American Government course in high school and received credit for it.
- Taken an American Government course through the Adult Success Center at ISU, 282-2468.
- Passed an American Government exam with at least 70% at a GED test center.
To obtain an HSE Certificate Examinee must submit:
- HSE application with a notarized signature
- Photo copy of official GED transcript
- Verification of American Government course completion
- $10.00 application fee
Information regarding an Idaho HSE:
- HSE is not official until the application, proper documentation, and payment is received.
- An HSE obtained in Idaho is only recognized in the state of Idaho.
- A GED is recognized nationally regardless of the state in which it was received.
- Applications are available in our office or online HSE Certificate Application.
ACT - American College Testing
Please contact the Counseling and Testing Center at (208) 282-4907 for upcoming test dates.
- How to Register and what is the fee?
Pre-registration and payment of a $55 non-refundable fee is due at the time of registration. If registering by mail, please send it to the following address. Checks should be made out to ISU and include the name, phone #, last four of SS# and test date. Current Photo Identification is required on the day of test.
- What is the Residual ACT and when is it offered?
The Residual ACT is offered each semester for students who haven't taken the ACT on the national test dates. Residual ACT scores are not transferable to other educational institutions.
- What is the ACT?
The ACT assessment is a standardized exam used for admission purposes. The exam measures skills in English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science.
Idaho State University
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Counseling and Testing Service
921 South 8th Street - Graveley Hall South #251
Pocatello, Idaho 83209