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General Educational Development (GED)

GED Information

GED tests:
Reasoning through Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, and Science.

Computer-Based GED Testing:
All tests are computer-based and are to be taken at an approved GED testing center. In Williston the approved GED testing site is located at Williston State College in Room 105 in the Crighton Building.

Each test is $30.

Testing candidates may want to come to the Adult Learning Center for free instruction on the GED subjects.

GED Diploma:
Once the testing candidate has passed all four of the GED tests a GED High School Diploma and transcript will be issued through the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction. If you need a copy of your diploma or transcript you need send a written request to the Department of Public Instruction. $2.00 for transcript and $10 for diploma.  For more information go to:

Please go to: to sign up  for practice tests and to schedule the actual test at the Williston State College GED testing center.
My GED is the hub for all GED activities.

GED graduates are invited to participate in the Williston State College graduation in May!

GED History:
The first GED tests were developed in 1942 to measure the general outcomes and concepts generally associated with four years of high school education. Initiated by the United Stated Armed Forces Institute (USAFI), the original tests were administered only to military personnel so that returning WWII veterans could more easily pursue their educational, vocational, and personal goals.

During the 1950's it became apparent that civilians could also benefit from the program, a need that the American Council on Education took to fulfill. From 1945 to 1963 the program was administered by the Veteran's Testing Service. In 1963, in recognition of a transition to a program for nonveteran adults, the name was changed to the General Educational Development Testing Service.