Minnesota GED Test Programs
Mr. Jim Colwell
Minnesota Department of Education
1500 Highway 36 West
Roseville, MN 55113-4266
Fax: (651) 582-8458
For information on obtaining transcripts or GED verifications, please call:
Alice Smith, Administrative Support
Minnesota GED Information
Title of State Credential:
State of Minnesota General Educational Development (GED) Diploma
Am I eligible to take the GED Tests?
You are eligible to take the tests if you are not enrolled in and have not graduated
from high school - and you meet the requirements set by the State of Minnesota with
regard to age, the length of time since you left school, and residency.
What are the Minimum Age Requirements?
Age 19 as prescribed by Minnesota State Board of Education Rule 3500.3100. Minimum age requirement may be waived under certain circumstances when supporting documentation is submitted to and approved by the Minnesota Department of Education.
Persons ages 16 and above who have not completed a high school diploma program and are not currently enrolled in classes leading to a high school diploma may be eligible to take the GED tests in Minnesota but may be required to submit an Age Waiver Application form.Contact GED Testing at 651-582-8445 and one will be mailed to you.
Circumstances that may warrant waiver of the minimum age requirement:
1. Applicant has been dropped from the school attendance rolls for at least 12 consecutive months.
2. Applicant's high school class (the one in which he/she entered ninth grade) has graduated.
3. Employer has indicated in writing on letterhead stationary that successfulof the GED test battery could result in the employment or promotion of the applicant.
4. Applicant has applied for admission to a postsecondary educationalinstitution/financial aid and has been accepted pending the successful completion of the GED test battery. (Written correspondence on letterhead stationary from postsecondary institution required) .
5. The United States Armed Services has indicated in writing on letterhead stationary that applicant will be accepted for enlistment once he/she has successfully completed the GED test battery.
6. Adult Basic Education (ABE) or another recognized educational, social service or correctional agency has indicated in writing on letterhead stationary that successful completion of the GED test battery is a written part of the applicant's personal educational plan AND that the applicant has passed three of the five Official GED Practice Tests with scores of 500 or higher (individual test scores required).
All examinees must be Minnesota residents. Under some circumstances, residents of bordering states may take the GED tests in Minnesota. However, test scores are sent back to the examinee's home state for processing and issuance of the GED diploma.
General Educational Evelopment (GED) Records Requests
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