Community Education


GED Take the Test

For the
current Hawthorne GED test schedule  and information about the GED Tests, click HERE.


You must be NINETEEN years of age AND a resident of Minnesota before you can take a test at Hawthorne Education Center.  If you are under 19 you MUST obtain a waiver from the State of Minnesota.  Call the GED Coordinator with questions at 507-328-4425.

Test takers MUST have a valid, current Government Issued picture ID to verify identity and eligibility for testing.  This can be a PASSPORT, DRIVING LICENCE OR PERMIT, ID CARD, GREEN CARD! 

Students MUST register and schedule their test times online. NO WALK-INS ARE ALLOWED! Students MUST pay for their test(s) at the time of scheduling, using a debit or credit card! Test must be cancelled 24 hours in advanced to avoid losing your funds.

Students taking the test MUST have a valid email address as Pearson Vue communicates with students via email.

GED tests are taken on computer and are given in a Pearson Vue testing lab.  Students should be familiar with using a computer and possess basic typing skills.  
If students need help with any aspect of GED Testing, please call (507) 328-4425 or (507) 328-4440. 

More of your GED questions will be answered here:

What’s the GED® test like?
The GED® test has been updated to make sure it measures what graduating high school seniors know and what colleges and employers will expect of you.

  • Four (4) parts:
    • Science (88minutes)
    • Social Studies (68 minutes)
    • Reasoning Through Language Arts (137 minutes plus a 10-minute break)
    • Mathematical Reasoning (110 minutes)
  • Offered on computer (paper available for accommodations only)
  • Offered in English and Spanish languages (must select language at time of scheduling).

The GED pass score for EACH test area is 145!

You can try out the FREE GED Practice Tests here

Hawthorne Education Center 
Classes are provided at Hawthorne Education Center, 700 4th Ave SE. Students can receive help to strengthen Math, Reading, and English skills and to prepare for the four test areas of the GED. Official practice tests will be available for students. Practice Tests are $6.

Is there a fee to take the test?
There are four individual subject areas in the GED Test and the fee is $30 PER TEST. Tests are paid for individually at the time of scheduling, using a valid debit/credit card.
The State of Minnesota is currently offering a discount of $10 PER TEST for a maximum of FOUR tests.  The discount code is MNGED10.

or further information on GED classes at Hawthorne, tests and testing schedule, current discounts, please call 507 328-4425 or 507 328-4440.

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