Oregon is using the GED exam for its high school equivalency testing program. The assessment offers persons who didn’t finish high school the opportunity to earn an equivalent credential.
The GED exam has four independent subtests that can be taken online or at one of Oregon’s official GED testing centers.
The four GED® subjects tests cover the academic subject areas of Math, Science, Social Studies, and Language Arts.
You can take the four subtests one (or more) at a time and in any order you prefer.
GED stands for General Education Development and the four tests are exclusively available in a computer-based format.
This makes sense because today, there’s practically no job out there that doesn’t require applicants to command basic computer and keyboarding skills.
Oregon GED testing requirements
- In Oregon, GED test-takers must be at least 16 years old.
- For applicants 16/17 years of age, however, strict additional requirements apply.
- They must, for instance, be exempt from compulsory high school attendance or be living in a district where the ‘Oregon GED Test Option for Selected Secondary Students’ is valid.
- Under-age GED testers also need parental consent.
- GED applicants cannot already hold a high school or equivalent diploma.
- They can also not be registered for another education program.
- In Oregon, there is NO residency requirement.
- Test-takers do not first have to attend a prep course or take the GED Ready® practice test. However, this doesn’t count for online GED testing.
Oregon GED cost
In Oregon, the GED testing fee is $152 for the entire exam ($38 per subtest) if you take the exam at one of Oregon’s state-approved testing facilities. If you take the GED exam online, however, you pay $44 per individual subtest, so $176 in total.
To qualify for online testing, you must reach “green zone” (likely to pass) results on the GED Ready test available on the GED.com website for $6.99. Since you need to buy 4 GED Ready tests (one for each subject test), the total cost will be $204!
GED classes in Oregon
You can prepare for the GED test by studying online but you can also choose a traditional GED prep class near you. Select your city or a city near you to learn all about prep sites in your area.
You can find many locations in Oregon where instructors work hard to get you properly prepared to take the Oregon GED exam successfully. Just click on your nearest city.
Oregon GED testing centers
Linn-Benton Comm. Coll. – 6500 SW Pacific Blvd – Albany – OR 97321 – Ph: (541) 917.4781
Clatsop Comm. Coll. – 1651 Lexington Ave – Astoria – OR 97103 – Ph: (503) 338.2426
Portland Comm. Coll.-Willow Creek – 241 SW Edgeway Dr – Beaverton – OR 97006 – Ph: (971) 722.2618
Central Oregon Comm. Coll. – 2600 NW College Way – Bend – OR 97701 – Ph: (541) 383.7539
Southwestern Oregon CC – 1988 Newmark Ave – Coos Bay – OR 97420 – Ph: (541) 888.7371
Chemeketa Comm. Coll. – 1340 SE Holman Ave – Dallas – OR 97338 – Ph: (503) 623.5567
Lane Comm. Coll. – 4000 E 30th Ave – Eugene – OR 97405 – Ph: (541) 463.5004
University of Oregon – 1590 E 13th Ave – Eugene – OR 97401 – Ph: (541) 346.3230
Curry Library – 94341 3rd St – Gold Beach – OR 97444 – Ph: (541) 247.7246
Rogue Comm. Coll. – 3345 Redwood Hwy – Grants Pass – OR 97526 – Ph: (541) 956.7100
Mount Hood Comm. Coll. – 26000 SE Stark St – Gresham – OR 97030 – Ph: (503) 491.7592
Blue Mountain Comm. Coll. – 980 SE Columbia Dr – Hermiston – OR 97838 – Ph: (541) 567.1800
Hermiston High – 600 S 1st St – Hermiston – OR 97838 – Ph: (541) 667.6013
NW Regional Ed. Service District – 5825 NE Ray Circle – Hillsboro – OR 97124 – Ph: (503) 614.1419
Morrow Education Ctr – 240 Columbia Ln – Irrigon – OR 97844 – Ph: (541) 922.4004
Columbia Gorge Comm. Coll. – 1730 College Way – Hood River – OR 97031 – Ph: (541) 308.8211
Grant County SD – 835 S Canyon Blvd – John Day – OR 97845 – Ph: (541) 575.1349
Klamath Comm. Coll. – 7390 S 6th St – Klamath Falls – OR 97603 – Ph: (541) 882.3521
Eastern Oregon University – 1 University Blvd – La Grande – OR 97850 – Ph: (541) 962.3788
Chemeketa Comm. Coll. – 288 NE Norton Ln – McMinnville – OR 97128 – Ph: (503) 399.5219
Oregon Coast Comm. Coll. – 400 SE College Way – Newport – OR 97365 – Ph: (541) 867.8505
Treasure Valley Comm. Coll. – 650 College Blvd – Ontario – OR 97914 – Ph: (541) 881.5595
Clackamas Comm. Coll. – 19600 Molalla Ave – Oregon City – OR 97045 – Ph: (503) 594.3283
Blue Mountain Comm. Coll. – 2411 NW Carden Ave – Pendleton – OR 97801 – Ph: (541) 278.5931
Portland Comm. Coll. – 705 N Killingsworth St – Portland – OR 97217 – Ph: (503) 722.5680
Mt. Hood Comm. Coll. – 10100 NE Prescott St – Portland – OR 97220 – Ph: (503) 491.6100
Central Oregon Comm. Coll. – 2030 SE College Loop – Redmond – OR 97756 – Ph: (541) 504.2934
REACH – 270 W Evans Creek Rd – Rogue River – OR 97537 – Ph: (541) 299.0299
Umpqua Comm. Coll. – 1140 Umpqua College Rd – Roseburg – OR 97470 – Ph: (541) 440.7659
Chemeketa Comm. Coll. Site 1 – 4000 Lancaster Dr NE – Salem – OR 97305 Ph: (503) 399.6554
Chemeketa Comm. Coll. Site 2 – 4000 Lancaster Dr NE – Salem – OR 97305, Ph: (503) 399.5192
Columbia Gorge Comm. Coll. – 400 E Scenic Dr – The Dalles – OR 97058 – Ph: (541) 506.6017
Tillamook Bay Comm. Coll. – 4301 3rd St – Tillamook – OR 97141 – Ph: (541) 842.8222
Rogue Comm. Coll. – 7800 Pacific Ave – White City – OR 97503 – Ph: (541) 245.7821
Chemeketa Comm. Coll. – 120 E Lincoln St – Woodburn – OR 97071 – Ph: (503) 981.8820
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Online GED exam
So today, the GED exam can be taken online as well. Until recently, the exam was not available via the internet, and to earn their GED diploma, test-takers had to come to one of Oregon’s official GED test centers and take the exam in person. That has now changed.
The GED test is now also available in an online format where an online proctor will monitor the process. More details can be found in this article: introducing the online proctored GED exam.
As aid earlier, the Oregon GED test costs $38 for each of the four individual GED subtests, so $152 in total when taken at a test center. If you didn’t pass a subject test, you can take two retests without any wait time. If you need to take that subject test for the third time, you’ll have to wait at least 60 days before you can retake that subtest.
You have two retests on each individual subject test at a discounted rate of just the $1o testing center fee. However, you need to take these retests within one calendar year. After one year, regular fees count again. The test center fee ($10) is due for all retakes. This all applies, however, only to on-site testing.
After passing the GED exam, you will be awarded the GED diploma, and this document is all across the United States recognized and accepted as being equivalent to a regular high school diploma by all employers, government agencies, colleges, and universities. Don’t forget to check also our post on signing up for the GED exam with the portal MyGED.
Holding the GED diploma will definitely boost your employment options, and the credential qualifies you for job promotions. More than 96 percent of educational institutions recognize the GED in the same way as a common high school diploma.
How to prepare for the GED test
For adults who never finished high school, obtaining the GED credential is important because it will bring about better job options and clear the road to colleges and universities. Listed on this page are all prep locations in and around major Oregon areas.
The best way to identify what subject areas need your attention most you should take a GED Oregon Practice Test. If you know what to focus on, you don’t need to spend so much time on topics that you already command.
You can enroll in the GED prep program at a brick-and-mortar facility in your area and get well-prepared for the GED exam under the guidance of a teacher. You can also use study books from your community library or local book store.
You can also get all set by following a well-structured online course. This website offers free online GED instruction and practice tests to get you all set efficiently. Regardless of your preferred way to learn, just make sure you’ll get perfectly prepared. That’s your key to success!
How to register for the GED exam
Registration for the GED and test scheduling is done online via GED.com. You will have to set up your account with the portal MyGED. That’s where you can schedule your tests (one at a time if you wish) and pay for your tests.
Here, you can also find lots of information about developments in the job market, academic programs offered by universities and colleges, everything related to the GED test-taking process, and a lot more.
Free GED online prep in Oregon
- Oregan Practice Test
- GED Practice Tests: Math, Social Studies, Language, and Science
- Online GED Classes
- Pre GED Tests
One test at a time
A great advantage is that you “pay as you go”. You can take one test every time you feel all set for that part, and only pay for one test! If you can find a test center that can accommodate it, you can take all four tests on the same day, but there is no need to do that.
The GED passing score is 145 on a scale that runs from 100 to 200 points. Scoring is as follows: 100-144 = Below Passing; 145-164 = High School Equivalency Passing Score; 165-174 = College-Ready Score; 175-200 = College-Ready Plus College Credit Score.
Averaging is not possible, so 145 is the minimally required score on each of the four tests. Oregon does not require you to be a state resident, nor do you need to take a practice test prior to sitting for the GED tests at a test center. But preparation is crucial, so prepare well, take the exam, get your GED diploma, and live up to your full potential!
The High School Equivalency Program in Oregon is administered by the Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC), Office of Community Colleges & Workforce Development (CCWD). This organization oversees the GED prep, instruction, and testing process in the state of Oregon.
For more information:
Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC)
Office of Community Colleges & Workforce Development
3225 25th Street SE
Salem, OR 97302
FAQ about GED in Oregon
How to get a GED in Oregon?
If you want to earn your GED high school equivalency (HSE) certificate in Oregon, you will have to pass the four independent subtests of the GED exam. The four subtests cover the academic subject fields of Mathematics, Social Studies, Language Arts, and Science. The GED is fully computer-based.
What are the Oregon GED testing requirements?
The GED is an exam for adults that never completed their high school curriculum. The GED diploma is equivalent to a standard HS diploma. In Oregon, the minimum age that qualifies for the exam is 16, but 16 or 17-years-olds are required to meet strict additional requirements. In Oregon, there’s no residency requirement and applicants don’t need to pass a practice test first.
What is the GED cost in Oregon?
In Oregon, the cost for taking the GED exam is $152 ($38 per subtest) when completed at a test center. When taken online, the GED test costs $176 for the entire GED battery (or $44 per subtest. You should, however, also count the cost of four GED Ready tests $28), which will bring your total to $204! The four GED modules are independent tests that can be taken (and paid for) one at a time. To register for the exam and schedule your tests, you need to create your account online at GED.com.
Last Updated on June 15, 2022.