Equivalency and GED Testing

The GED test battery consists of multiple-choice tests in writing, social studies, science, mathematics, and reading.

If you pass all the tests, you will receive a statement of your GED exam marks and your high school equivalency diploma. Many employers accept the GED in place of a regular high school diploma and some post-secondary institutions accept the GED as a high school diploma equivalent. Call your post-secondary institute of choice to determine whether they will accept the GED.

Although GED is an alternative method of obtaining a high school equivalency diploma, it is not always accepted in lieu of Alberta Education credit courses for admission to higher education at post-secondary institutions, including post-secondary programs offered at NorQuest College. If you intend to apply to a post-secondary program, check with the institution to see whether GED is acceptable in lieu of academic credit course work.

To register for the GED Exam

  1. Download and complete the GED Exam Application Form (33K pdf)
  2. Email the completed registration form to enrolment@norquest.ca.
  3. Once the registration form has been sent and you have read the GED Bulletin (93K pdf), phone 780.644.5865 to provide payment information.

Note: Payment is required the same day you send your registration form. Your seat is not reserved until you have paid.

Preparing for the GED Exam

GED Test Fees

Basic Fee $200
Small Group Testing Fee $300 per group + basic fee per person
Private Writing Fee $300 - by appointment only

GED Requirements

  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • Out of the regular school system for at least ten consecutive months

GED Test Dates

Test Dates Application Deadline
Edmonton Main Campus
January 13-14, 2017 January 9, 2017
February 10-11, 2017 February 3, 2017
March 10-11, 2017 March 3, 2017
April 7-8, 2017 March 31, 2017
May 12-13, 2017 May 5, 2017
June 9-10, 2017 June 2, 2017
July 7-8, 2017 June 2, 2017
August 11-12, 2017 August 4, 2017
September 8-9, 2017 September 1, 2017
October 13-14, 2017 October 6, 2017
November 3-4, 2017 October 27, 2017
December 8-9, 2017 December 1, 2017
Drayton Valley
March 31-April 1, 2017 March 24, 2017
June 23-24, 2017 June 16, 2017
January 27-28, 2017 January 20, 2017
June 16-17, 2017 June 9, 2017

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