University Counseling and Testing Service

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.

Are you wondering when the new GED series will start and what you need to know when it does?

The 2002 series GEDŽ exam will expire in December, 2013. All test takers who have started the 2002 series test, or who want to take it, will need to complete the full battery by December, 2013. Any students who did not finish the 2002 series will find their tests and scores null and void. They will have to start all over in the new series. The new GED exam will be more suited to college readiness and will be a more rigorous test. There will be two, rather than one written essay. Candidates will need computer typing skills. Essay topics will be taken from a reading section, which will require strong reading comprehension skills. The math will also be more rigorous.


*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:


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:

To obtain an HSE Certificate Examinee must submit:

Information regarding an Idaho HSE:

ACT - American College Testing

The ACT Residual Test will take place on the following dates:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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
Counseling and Testing Service
921 South 8th Street - Graveley Hall South #251
Stop 8027
Pocatello, Idaho 83209
Phone: 208-282-4907

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