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According to Washington State law, the following individuals are eligible to take the High School Equivalency (GED®) Test (WAC131-48-100):
- Any person age 16 through 18 years of age who has not graduated from high school, is not enrolled in a public or private high school program, and who has been adjudged by a Washington State school district to have a substantial and warranted reason for leaving the regular high school education program. A "Request for Approval to Test" form must be signed by either the last Washington school district the applicant attened or the Washington school district in which the applicant currently resides and provided to the test center prior to testing; or
- Any person age 16 through 18 years of age who has completed a program of home-based instruction in compliance with RCW 28A.225.010 (4) as certified by the "written and notarized statement" of the parent(s) or guardian(s) who provided the home-based instruction
- Any person 19 years or older who has not graduated from high school and is not enrolled in a public or private high school program
- Any person who is an active member of the military, national guard, or reserves
- Adjudicated youth under the director of prisons, jails, detention centers, parole and probation offices, and other corrections facilities while enrolled in school or ordered by a court or officer of the court
These individuals must be a resident of Washington State at the time of testing to be awarded a High School Equivalencey (GED®) Certificate in this state (WAC 131-48-110).
Persons needing a Request for Approval to Test form, must get the form from the school district.
Persons needing a written and notarized statement form, must get the form from the testing center.
School districts that need additional or updated forms, please email GEDadmin@sbctc.edu.
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