Mrs. Webber's GED Class Prep FAQ

Where can I take my GED exam?
Lompoc Adult School conducts GED exams on a regular basis. Call 742-3100 for information.

How much does the GED exam cost?
The GED exam fee is $120.00, and it must be paid at the time you register for the exam. Only cash, cashier check, and money order are accepted.

What score do I need to pass the GED?
GED examinees need an average score of 450 on the five test score totals to pass the GED. Each of the five scores must be at least 410 for students to pass the individual sections. This means that of the five tests, some scores must be high enough above the 410 minimum to achieve a 450 average. The table below illustrates this:
Math
Reading
Writing
Science
Social Studies
Average
410
410
410
410
410
410 (fail)
410
480
410
490
485
455 (pass)

Since the GED is made up of five tests, do I have to take them all at one time?
No. Students may register to take one or more of the five tests that make up the GED. The $120.00 registration still must be paid in full at the time of registration. Students can register for the remaining tests as they feel ready to take them.

Is the GED exam taken on a computer?
No. It is a paper and pencil exam.

Do I have to take GED preparation classes in order to register for the GED exam?
No. We do recommend that examinees take a free practice exam at our site before they sign up to take the actual GED exam. Call 742-3100 to make an appointment to take a practice exam.

When are GED preparation classes scheduled?
Classes are offered Monday and Tuesday night. Monday from 6 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m. Call 742-3100 to register.

How long does it take to prepare for the GED?
It takes different people different amounts of time to prepare for the GED. After taking a practice exam, students meet with instructors to review the scores and to prepare a plan with a timeline for passing the GED.

Can I take this class if English is my second language?
Yes. This class is designed to support second language learners as they prepare for the GED.

What is covered in the GED preparation classes?
Our GED preparation classes have material for all sections of the GED exam. We start students with instruction and materials to prepare primarily for the reading, writing, and math tests first. Students prepare for the social studies and science tests after they have passed the reading, writing, and math tests.