General Education Development (GED) Candidates

You can schedule your tests on your GED account. If you have additional questions, please call the office at 303-326-2112 or send an email to [email protected]. GED Testing Service offers an Online Proctored version of the test. If that option interests you, there is information on your GED account.

If you need a copy of your diploma or GED transcript, please log into to order the documents you need. 

GED logoTo get ready for the GED test, register with GED Testing Service by creating an online account at, your start-to-finish tool for the GED program. Once you have created your online account, you will be taken to a new portal called MyGED. There you will find information about the new test, connect to study resources, tutorials and testing tips, pre-tests and college and career information. You will also schedule testing appointments and pay for your tests on your MyGED page. Then come to the testing center for your appointments, pass the four tests and earn your credential! **Please note that masks are no longer required for testing.**

Upcoming GED Testing Dates

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Please note the last day of testing before Summer Break is June 20 with testing hours from 10 am - 7 pm. The APS Testing Center will be closed from June 21 - July 23. We will open for office hours on Wednesday, June 24 from 12 pm - 4 p.m and reopen for testing on July 25 with testing hours from 11 am - 5pm.

Thank you to all for your partnerships throughout the 2023-2024 program year. This week marks 10 years since the testing center opened. We have had more than 3,000 GED Testers earn their High School Equivalency Diploma here!

Please note: 

In an ongoing effort to secure and monitor all buildings on the Pickens campus, the ramp door is no longer the access door for candidates coming to the APS Testing Center. All testers need to proceed to the east side of the building (behind) and use the metal staircase to enter the building. The testing center is on the left in the hallway. We also recommend parking in the lot between Buildings E and F.

Candidates with mobility issues Can call the office at 303-326-2112. Someone will meet them at the handicapped ramp on the north side of the building to open that entrance for them. Thank you for your understanding.

GED Test Content

The GED test has four subjects:

  • Science (90 minutes)
  • Mathematics (120 minutes)
  • Social Studies (90 minutes)
  • Reasoning through Language Arts (155 minutes)

(Cost: $43.50 per subject)


  • Candidates must be at least 17 years of age (16 year-olds apply for an age waiver through the state GED office)
  • You must have a valid, government-issued picture ID with date of birth and signature. When you register with GED Testing Service, enter your name exactly as it appears on your ID.

Please note: You are required to bring your ID to each testing appointment. If you do not have your ID, you will not be allowed to test and forfeit your original payment. You will have to re-schedule your testing appointment on MyGED.

Other information

  • We suggest you start with the free practice tests available on MyGED at the bottom of the Study tab.
  • We highly recommend that you take GED Ready: The Official Practice Test also on the MyGED Study tab.

In addition to familiarizing yourself with the format, content and computer skills needed for the  test, GED Ready gives you diagnostic information to help improve your scores. GED Ready is $6 per subject.

  • GED Testing Service has implemented a discounted re-test program for the 2014 GED. Every student is eligible for two discounted retakes for each GED subject taken. The discounted retakes ($17.50) are valid for twelve months after the initial test attempt. Students can test three times on the same subject with no wait time between appointments. Then there is a 60-day waiting period before your next attempt on that subject.
  • All tests are available in English and Spanish.
  • We recommend you take just one or two tests per day to perform as well as possible.
  • No computer? No credit or debit card? Other questions? No problem! Contact us and we'll be happy to help!


Contact: Diane Johnson
APS Testing Center Coordinator
Email: [email protected]
Office: 303-326-2112

APS Testing Center
Pickens Technical College
Building E (east entrance)
500 Airport Blvd.
Aurora, CO 80011 map


  • $37.50 per GED test subject
  • $17.50 retake cost per GED test subject
  • $6.00 GED Ready Official Practice Test and Diagnostic per subject
  • FREE unlimited unofficial GED practice tests available at MyGED

In addition to the GED, we offer certification and industry tests available through PearsonVUE.

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