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. Complete the GED Exam Application Form.
  2. Read the GED Bulletin (93K pdf).
  3. Phone 780.644.5865 to provide payment information.

Note: Payment or confirmation of sponsorship is required the same day you send your registration form. Your seat is not reserved until confirmation of your payment is received. GED test fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

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

Course Offerings


Oct 12 - 13, 2018 | Edmonton Downtown | Section: A06

Start Date:
Oct 12,2018
End Date:
Oct 13,2018
Location:
Edmonton Downtown
Tuition & Fees
$200.00 (GED Exam Tuition)
Prerequisite:
None
Notes:
GED Main Writing - October
The registration deadline is October 05, 2018

Class Schedule

Oct 12, 2018
DayStart Time End time Room
Fri05:30 PM 09:30 PM 3-081
Oct 13, 2018
DayStart Time End time Room
Sat08:00 AM 03:00 PM 3-081

Nov 2 - 3, 2018 | Edmonton Downtown | Section: A05

Start Date:
Nov 2,2018
End Date:
Nov 3,2018
Location:
Edmonton Downtown
Tuition & Fees
$200.00 (GED Exam Tuition)
Prerequisite:
None
Notes:
GED Main Writing - November
The registration deadline is October 26, 2018

Class Schedule

Nov 2, 2018
DayStart Time End time Room
Fri05:30 PM 09:30 PM 3-081
Nov 3, 2018
DayStart Time End time Room
Sat08:00 AM 03:00 PM 3-081

Dec 14 - 15, 2018 | Edmonton Downtown | Section: A07

Start Date:
Dec 14,2018
End Date:
Dec 15,2018
Location:
Edmonton Downtown
Tuition & Fees
$200.00 (GED Exam Tuition)
Prerequisite:
None
Notes:
GED Main Writing - December
The registration deadline is December 07, 2018

Class Schedule

DayStart Time End time Room
Fri05:30 PM 09:30 PM 3-081
Fri05:30 PM 09:30 PM 3-091
Sat08:00 AM 03:00 PM 3-081
Sat08:00 AM 03:00 PM 3-091

Testing and Assessment Centre

Location:
Room 2-070, Singhmar Centre for Learning, Downtown Campus

Phone:
780.644.6055

Email:
testing@norquest.ca

Testing Centre Hours:

Monday & Thursday
8:30am - 6:45pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
8:30am - 4:15pm

Closed:
Weekends & statutory holidays