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Take Your High School Equivalency (HSE) Test

PCC offers the GED® test to earn a High School Equivalency (HSE) diploma. Students take the test on a computer at an authorized testing center. The test is offered in English and Spanish.

How to Register

Step 1: Create a free profile at

  • If you need assistance call GED Testing Service at 1-877-EXAM-GED (392-6433).

Step 2: Schedule and pay for your test online.

  • You will be prompted to purchase your test using a debit, credit, or prepaid card online. 

Step 3: Show up on the date you chose at the testing center you selected.

  • Arrive 15 minutes early; late arrivals may not be able to test and may be charged full price even if they do not test.
  • You MUST bring a government issued photo ID.  The ID must match the name entered in

Step 4: Check your scores online at

  • Scores are up within 48 hours (2 business days)
  • Diplomas are mailed in 2-3 weeks.

Note: You must be 16 to test. Before scheduling 16/17-year-olds are required to bring a notarized letter of parent permission, a signed Official School Withdrawal from the last school attended and a government-issued photo ID to Pima Community College, Community Campus, Adult Education, 401 N. Bonita Ave., Tucson, Arizona 87509.

About the Test

You must pass the following four tests with a minimum score of 150 on each test to earn a High School Equivalency (HSE) diploma:

Content Areas



Mathematical Reasoning

120 minutes


Reasoning Through Language Arts

155 minutes



95 minutes


Social Studies

75 minutes


 Retests: You may take two retests per subject at $15 each. After that you must wait 60 days and pay the initial price again.


  • Below Passing: 100 - 144
  • GED® Passing Score: 145 - 164
  • GED® College Ready: 165 - 200

To pass the 2014 GED test for the purpose of receiving an Arizona High School Equivalency Diploma you must earn at least 145 points on each subject.