No one will be admitted to the test room after the testing session has begun.
GED test security regulations state that the following items are prohibited at your seat: cell phones, pagers or other electronic devices, calculators, coats, hats, purses, backpacks, food, or drinks.
In the event of inclement weather, check for announcements concerning cancellations by calling the Montgomery County Community College switchboard.
The MCCC Official GED Test Center reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule test sessions due to the number of paid pre-registrations and other testing requirements.
Candidates eligible to take the GED test should be at least 18 years old, a resident of Pennsylvania, not have a high school diploma or be currently enrolled in high school. Applicants who are 16 or 17 years old may be eligible to test if you bring the following:
- An official WITHDRAWAL LETTER from the last high school that you attended stating that you are no longer enrolled
- AND a written request provided from one of the following
- the high school stating that your class has already graduated, indicating that date;
- an employer stating employment or promotion is dependent upon earning the GED;
- a recruiting official of the Armed Forces indicating you need to take the GED to enlist;
- a college, technical trade school, or university official who will consider your acceptance on the basis of GED test scores;
- the director of a state institution in which you have been a resident, patient, or inmate, no earlier than 90 days before your anticipated release or discharge from the institution
If you are 16 or 17, you must bring these two documents and the proper ID when you come to register for the test. No persons under the age of 16 are eligible to take the GED tests in Pennsylvania.
IMPORTANT: These letters must be written on letterhead stationery or must include the phone number and address of the employer or official authorizing the request as well as his or her signature.
People who need special accommodations because of a learning disability must furnish the examiner with documented proof of the disability and a description of the accommodations needed 30 days before registering for the GED test. The forms required to be completed to request special accommodations may be picked up during GED registration. Once the forms are completed, they are sent to Harrisburg for approval.
If you think you have a disability but you do not have documentation, first contact your State’s Vocational Rehabilitation Office. The National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC), at 1-800-346-2742, may also be able to help.
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