TEST SCHEDULE 2007-2008
Purpose: Allows adults who have not graduated from high school the
opportunity to earn a high school diploma.
who are planning to test for the GED must:
Attend Orientation session
and pay the required fee ($50.00 for first time examinees) in the
All applicants must present
their U.S. Social Security Number (SSAN) for the purpose of
identification verification. You must also present to the GED
Examiner a valid government identification card that includes
photograph, legal name, birth date, address, and signature, name,
birth date, address, and signature are included. Expired or altered
identification documents are not acceptable. Bring receipt, proper
identification and complete the required paperwork in Room 221 Leon
Kennedy Student Center.
Individuals who are
retaking the examination must pay $10 for each exam.
for the GED examination begins at 11:00 a.m. and will take about 1 hour
to complete. Individuals who do not attend the orientation session
will not be permitted to take the test.
DATES / ORIENTATION DATES
Thursday, May 1, 2008
May 8, 2008 / 11:00 a.m.
June 12, 2008
June 19, 2008
Thursday, June 26, 2008
2008 / 11:00 a.m.
July 17, 2008
July 24, 2008
examination begins at 8:00 a.m. and requires five to eight hours to
complete. Examinees should be prepared to stay all day. Bring a lunch
or eat lunch in the cafeteria on campus. Individuals who may require
special accommodations because of a documented disability should discuss
their needs and complete an L-15 with Delores Martin before the test
date. You may attend GED test preparation classes in the Lawson State
Community College Adult Education Program in the One Stop Center. For
additional information call Deidre Bibb at 929-6473.
The American Council on Educations General Educational
Development Testing Service (GEDTS) has provided revised forms for
requesting special disability accommodations. The forms are available at
On all forms are:
Section 1 is for the
candidates information. It is critical that the candidate signs the
application. If under eighteen (18) years of age, the signature of a
parent or legal guardian must be provided.
Section 2 is for test
center information. The GED Chief Examiner or GED Examiner must
complete this section and review the entire application for
completeness before signing the form and sending it to the GED
Administrator for a decision. Forms not reviewed and signed by the
GED Chief Examiner will be returned. We ask that the forms are
reviewed and signed so that you are aware of all the potential
accommodations being requested. Candidates should not send their
accommodation forms directly to the state office or GEDTS, this
process will allow you to provide immediate feedback to the
candidates if you notice specific items missing on the application.
Section 3 is for the
professional diagnostician or advocate. If the advocate has the
diagnosticians documentation, it may be transferred onto the forms.
Anyone who has documentation of a candidates disability can serve as
an advocate. An advocate simply transfers data from the original
documentation onto the forms. The advocates signature and a copy of
the documentation must be forwarded with the application.
Section 4 is completed by the GED
Administrator. Incomplete forms or forms that provide insufficient
information will be returned. Some requests may be sent to the GEDTS
in Washington, DC for review and final disposition.
A checklist for completing the Request
for Testing Accommodations forms can be used by the candidate and the
GED Chief Examiner to help ensure forms are properly completed. It is
not necessary for this form to be submitted with the request. It is
essential that prior to completing the forms the candidate,
diagnostician, or advocate read and understand the information being
requested. The GEDTS forms specify the need for current diagnostic
Assessments/documentation used to establish Measurement of Academic
Achievement must have been completed within five (5) years from the
date of application.
Assessments/documentation used to establish Measurement of Potential
or Intelligence must have been completed within five (5) years from
the date of application.
Assessments used to
establish Emotional or Mental Health Disabilities must have been
completed within six (6) months of the date of application.
Assessments used to
establish Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder must have been
completed within three (3) years from the date of application.
be considered for accommodations based on Emotional/Mental Health
Disability or Physical/Chronic Health Disability, documentation must
include a letter on official letterhead, signed by a qualified
professional, stating the diagnosed disability and providing supporting
documentation of the disability. To be considered for accommodations
based on Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, documentation must
include a letter on official letterhead, signed by a psychiatrist,
medical doctor, or psychologist who specializes in the diagnosis of
ADHD, stating the diagnosis of ADHD and providing supporting diagnostic
evidence of the disability.
Alabama GED Testing Program