The GED tests offer adults a way to obtain a high school equivalency diploma recognized by Alberta Education.
Portage College offers GED prep support through the CALP offices at various locations and can administer GED tests in Lac La Biche or Cold Lake.
Many employers will accept the GED in place of a high school diploma, and some college programs accept the GED in place of a prerequisite.
Candidates can re-write the GED test unlimited times in one calendar year at any GED examination site, with a minimum of 14 days between each re-write attempt.
The 5 GED Tests (GED tests can be written in any order
Test 1: Language Arts – Writing (Part I and Part II) Total time: 120 minutes
Test 2: Social Studies Total Time: 70 minutes (50 multiple choice questions)
Test 3: Science Total Time: 80 minutes (50 multiple choice questions)
Test 4: Language Arts – Reading Total time 65 minutes (40 multiple choice questions)
Test 5: Mathematics (Part I and Part II) Total time 90 minutes
Each individual GED test costs $53.00
All 5 GED tests cost $265.00
In Alberta, a passing mark on the GED is 450 out of 800 per test. A candidate must score at least 450 on all five tests to be successful in the exam. An official High School Equivalency Diploma from Alberta Education will be mailed within 4 to 6 weeks after passing all five GED tests.