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Need your GED?

If you are a Michigan resident and you are considering taking the GED, you need to get relevant information to your situation. This article gives you the most relevant information when deciding to take the Michigan GED.

How Is the GED Structured? 

The most specific and up to date information can be found by calling the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Growth Office of Adult Education at (517) 373-1692. Otherwise, the Michigan GED tests you on five high school subjects. They are as follows: Language Arts, Reading; Social Studies; Science; Language Arts, Writing; and Mathematics.

What Is the Scoring System Used on the GED? 

The scores range from 200 (lowest) to 800 (highest) with 450 being average. A passing score on each portion of the GED is 410. Still, to pass you also need to make a standard average score of 450.

How Is Eligibility Determined? 

Individuals who are at least 16 years of age and have been out of a regular school program for one calendar year are eligible. Individuals under 18 years old but at least 16 years old who have not been out of school one calendar year must qualify for an under 18 age waiver to take the GED tests; or be enrolled in the Michigan Youth Challenge Program; or have been home schooled and the home school facility is registered with the Michigan Department of Education. However, if you display to a school district official, a parent/guardian, and a GED chief examiner that it is in your 'best interest' to take the exam before the one year waiting requirement, then you may be able to take it early. The best thing is to contact your local testing center (explained below) and make sure you are following state approved GED guidelines.

How Do I register and What Does it Cost? 

There is no Michigan GED state application. What you have are testing center applicant guidelines. Furthermore, there are no official state prices for taking the GED. To find out the application process and price for the Michigan GED, contact your local testing center. Information on the location of Michigan GED testing centers is available on the internet at by following the links to Career Preparation and Adult Education, and Program/Enrollment.

How Do I Prepare? 

Many ways are available to prepare for the GED. The most obvious is independent study. You can go to your local library and check out study materials or you can go online and find GED study materials and practice tests. Another popular option is a preparation class. In this case, contact your local community college and learning center for preparation class times.

For more information on the GED, visit the following websites: the American Council on Education (ACE) and