Testing Center GED Policy
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.
Use the following link to access information on the GED test provided by the American Council on Education (ACE), which sponsors the national GED Program: GED - ACE Info .
The State recommends waiting 90 days before re-taking the GED. If it has been less than 30 days, you will need permission to test from the Chief GED Examiner at Bucks County Community College.
Required Identification (ID) for ALL GED Sessions at Bucks
You must prove you are a Pennsylvania resident and bring your social security number. You must present one form of current government issued ID with your photo (drivers license or non-drivers ID, which will also demonstrate Pennsylvanian residency). These are State requirements. You will not be admitted without the required identification. No exceptions!
If You are 16 or 17 Years of Age
You must not be enrolled in High School and you must bring:
- An official WITHDRAWAL LETTER from the High School
- AND a LETTER from any ONEof the following:
- A high school stating that your class has already graduated, and the date of graduation....OR....
- An employer stating employment or promotion is dependent upon earning the GED credential....OR....
- A recruiting official of the Armed Forces....OR....
- A Juvenile Court ordering you to take the GED....OR....
- A college or technical school verifying your enrollment
If you are 16 or 17, you will not be admitted to test if you do not have these two documents and the proper ID (see above). Individuals under 16 years of age are not permitted to take the GED.
All GED candidates who are requesting accomodations 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 below link which details the documentation required to process your request.
For information on GED Preparation classes offered contact Marie Banford at 215-504-8553.
Session start times are strictly enforced. Come promptly at scheduled start times, or you may not be admitted.