HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY ASSESSMENT
Prepare for Your High School Equivalency Test
Contact OCC’s Workforce and Professional Development (WPE) department for information about their Adult Education and Civics Workforce and Preparation Program (AECWP) and the Ocean County Achievement Center regarding test preparation classes.
Effective June 1, 2023, the only High School Equivalency Assessment offered in New Jersey is the GED® through PearsonVUE. If you have already taken and passed any TASC or HiSET test sections, you can complete your test with GED®.
The OCC Testing Center will begin on-site GED testing as of Wednesday, August 9, 2023. Please go to the GED website to schedule and pay for your tests on our campus. On-site testing hours will be available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9:00 AM to Noon and from 1:00 PM to 4:15 PM. Separate appointments for each section/subject will be required; we cannot administer all four sections on a single day.
The GED® test has four sections, available in both English and Spanish:
- Mathematical Reasoning: 115 minutes
- Reasoning Through Language Arts: 150 minutes
- Social Studies: 70 minutes
- Science: 90 minutes
Go to the New Jersey GED web page for more information about the test and the TWO forms of ID required.
For GED® testing, all appointments will still need to be made through the GED website. Separate appointments for each section will be available; we cannot administer all four sections on a single day.
Please note: If you opt to test in Spanish, you must take ALL test sections in Spanish; you cannot mix and match languages.
GED® Test Candidates Under the Age of 18: You Need this form – Consent to Participate
For those candidates who are 16 or 17 years old, the GED® registration procedure includes the completion of a Consent to Participate form. This form is required for both in-person and remote testing.
First, set up your GED® profile/account. Testing appointments for those who are 16 or 17 years old cannot be scheduled until the GED® profile/account is set up AND the vendor has received the Consent to Participate form from us.
Then, complete the required Consent to Participate form, have it notarized, and bring the notarized form to the Testing Center for in-person completion; or, without notarization, both the parent/guardian and the test candidate, together, may bring the completed Consent to Participate form to the Testing Center. Both the parent/guardian and the test candidate will be required to show an original, current photo ID upon presentation of this form.
For more information: GED® Testing FAQs