IMPORTANT: The current version of the GED test will expire at the end of 2013. The current version, known as the 2002
Series GED test, will be replaced with the new 2014 GED test on January 2, 2014.
Those who have taken the 2002 Series GED test, but not passed all five parts, have until the end of 2013
to pass or they will need to start over again in 2014 with the new GED test in order to receive their high school credential.
Only Pennsylvania residents may take the GED in Pennsylvania. All candidates must know their social security number and must present a current form of government issued photo identification (example: a Pennsylvania driver’s license, a Pennsylvania non-driver's state identification card, or a passport). If using a passport, you must also bring proof of Pennsylvania residence (such as a utility bill). The proof of residence MUST be in your name. THESE ARE STATE REQUIREMENTS. IF THESE REQUIREMENTS ARE NOT MET, YOU WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO TEST.
Please review the full listing of GED policies and requirements. Use the link for "GED Testing Policies" on the left.
The GED exam is changing to a computer-based test. If you have NEVER taken any part of the GED exam and want to take it at Bucks County Community College, you must register, schedule and pay for your exam directly online at www.GEDcomputer.com or through the Pearson Vue call center at 1-877-392-6433. If you have any questions about the computer-based GED testing, please visit http://www.gedtestingservice.com/ttfaq.
Computer-based testing costs:
$120 for all 5 tests (Math, Writing, Science, Reading, and Social Studies)
$24 per subject test (for retests)
Computer-based testing for new candidates will now take place at the Newtown Campus only in the Gateway Center (Room 128). NOTE: Anyone who takes the GED test on the computer must also take any retests on the computer. You cannot take some of your GED subject tests on the computer and some on the paper/pencil version. Please remember to bring government issued I.D. (PA driver’s license, PA state identification card, or passport) on the day(s) of your exam(s).
IMPORTANT: Any GED test taker that has started their exams on paper/pencil will need to complete their exams on paper/pencil.
All GED candidates who are requesting accommodations because of a disability must provide appropriate documentation of their disability and how it is expected to impact their ability to take the GED test under standard conditions. Please click on the following link which details the documentation required to process your request: http://www.gedtestingservice.com/accommodations
Retesting and Continuing Candidates - Paper/Pencil Test
Candidates who took their exam initially on paper/pencil and need to re-test OR who need to continue taking the tests, should call the GED information and appointment line at 215-968-8065. You will be given a confirmation number for each subject you schedule a retest for. The paper/pencil retest fee is $15 per subject and will be paid at the time of the exam. The GED Testing fee must be paid in cash or by money order made payable to BCCC; no checks will be accepted. If paying by cash please bring exact amount. Please remember to bring government issued I.D. (PA driver’s license, PA state identification card, or passport) on the day(s) of your exam(s).
IMPORTANT: Any GED candidate who has started his/her exams in the paper/pencil version will need to complete their exams in the paper/pencil version.
*** If you have taken any GED test previously in a different state, we must receive a sealed transcript of your scores prior to registration. Please contact the Director of Testing at 215-968-8467.
Paper/Pencil GED Retesting Schedule
IMPORTANT: New Candidates must register online at www.GEDcomputer.com or by calling the Pearson Vue call center directly at 1-877-392-6433
Main Campus (in Newtown)
Paper/pencil retests only*
Lower Bucks Campus (in Bristol)
Paper/pencil retests only*
Complete and pass your GED by the end of 2013. Visit www.finishtheGED.com for more information.
Bucks County Community College (Newtown Campus)
275 Swamp Road
Newtown, PA 18940
Bucks County Community College (Lower Bucks Campus)
1304 Veterans Highway
Bristol, Pa 19007
Driving directions to the campuses in Newtown and Bristol can be accessed under "Quick Links" on the Bucks web site, at http://www.bucks.edu
For GED Inquiries: Call: (215) 968-8065 -or- E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org