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Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

GED Classes & Testing

GED Classes & Testing

The General Education Development credential measures high school level knowledge and skills and is accepted as an equivalent to a high school diploma by 98 percent of colleges and 96 percent of employers. Delaware County Community College offers preparation for candidates interested in earning their GED credential. Adult Basic Education levels and more advanced preparation classes are available.

Delaware County Community College operates as an official Pennsylvania GED Testing Center for residents in Delaware and Chester Counties. The GED testing consists of five separate tests: Language Arts Reading and Writing; Mathematics, Science and Social Studies. Candidates who successfully pass the GED test will earn a Commonwealth Secondary School Diploma.


GED Preparation Classes

GED: Mathematical Reasoning
The mathematical reasoning section of the GED test consists of two types of problems, quantitative problem-solving and algebraic problem-solving. Some of the many topics include: mean & median, surface area, slope of a line, perimeter, circumference, simple interest, Pythagorean theorem, quadratic formula, and total cost. This class is to help you prepare for this test.

CAR 2121 / Length 21 hours
Cost: $99

CRN 2761 Wednesdays
April 1-May 13
6-9 p.m. Marple

Testing

Testing Center Location
Delaware County Community College - Marple Campus
901 S. Media Line Road
Media, PA 19063.
610-325-2776

Registration for the Exam
Registration is online through www.ged.com. Please note: You must be at least 16 years old to sign up for MyGED™. Cost of test: Total test $120. Payment is made online. You may schedule for one or more tests at a time. The cost per subject is $30. Sign up online through any computer, tablet or smartphone.

The GED® Test Specifications
Four content areas:

  • Reasoning Through Language Arts (RLA) (150 minutes)
    - Section 1 (35 minutes*)
    - Section 2 (45 minutes)
    - Student Break (10 minutes)
    - Section 3 (60 minutes*)
    *The time allotted for sections 1 and 3 may vary slightly, but the total test time will always be 150 minutes.
  • Mathematical Reasoning (90 minutes)
    - Part 1 - calculators not allowed
    - Part 2 - calculators allowed
  • Science (90 minutes)
  • Social Studies (90 minutes)
    - Section 1 (65 minutes)
    - Section 2 (25 minutes)
  • English and Spanish
  • 3 opportunities to test per year, per content area
  • Delivered on computer (not online)
  • Paper testing only available as an accommodation

The 2002 GED® Test

Who is eligible to take the GED Tests in Pennsylvania?
If you are 18 years old or older, you must meet the following criteria to take the GED Tests in Pennsylvania:

  • Be a resident of Pennsylvania
  • Have not graduated from high school or received a high school diploma or equivalency certificate
  • Are not enrolled in a public, licensed private, registered accredited, or licensed nonpublic secondary school
  • Can provide necessary documentation to prove your identity

If you are 16 or 17 years of age, you must meet the above criteria and also provide written verification from your school superintendent or principal stating that you are withdrawn from school. In addition, you must provide a letter on official letterhead from one of the following:

  • An employer stating that you must pass the GED Tests in order to gain or maintain employment
  • A college or postsecondary training institution stating that passing GED test scores are required for enrollment
  • A branch of the Armed Services stating that passing GED test scores are necessary for induction

No persons under the age of 16 are eligible to take the GED Tests in Pennsylvania.

If you have a physical, mental, emotional, or learning disability that makes it difficult for you to take the GED tests, you may request special testing accommodations. Ask your test examiner for the appropriate request form and instructions. Each request is considered on an individual basis.