General Educational Development (GED®)

Successful completion of the GED® tests, a release of the GED® Testing Service (GEDTS), is an alternate opportunity for adults, 16 years of age and older and not enrolled in secondary schools, to earn a Nebraska High School Diploma. 

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All interested individuals are encouraged to access the State of Nebraska GED® Testing Requirements website as there are specific requirements regarding persons 16 and 17 years of age.

SPECIAL NOTE:  Major changes were made to the GED® by GED Testing Service® (GEDTS) as of January 1, 2014.  Any person testing prior to that date, that did not have their testing culminate in receipt of the GED® credential, is required to retake the tests with the 2014 GED® test version.  Please direct inquiries to either the McCook or North Platte GED Chief Examiner.

What’s the GED® Program?

This program is more than just a test!  It is a system that measures high school equivalency and is fully aligned with state and national college and career readiness standards.  Practice tests and score reports provide a test-taker with detailed information about weaknesses and links to specific study materials for remediation. Official practice tests cost $6.00 per subject area, or if you are a registered student in Adult Education and meet requirements, you may qualify to take the official practice tests FREE!  You’ll have access to MyGED™ your personal online portal to sign up, study, schedule, check scores, and learn about colleges and careers.

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) separately timed subjects:
    • Science (90 minutes)

    • Social Studies (90 minutes)

    • Reasoning Through Language Arts (150 minutes, 10-minute break)

    • Mathematical Reasoning (115 minutes)

  • Computer-based at official GED® test centers - (NOT the same as online!)

  • Fee per subject is $30, reduced fee for a retake on a failed subject

  • Available in English or Spanish

How do I register?

Registration is simple with the 2014 GED®.  Simply create your personal account for MyGED™ at and you will get information about testing policies and procedures, how to request modified testing conditions (accommodations), purchasing study materials, test center locations and schedules, scheduling and paying for your test, accessing your test scores, and researching colleges and careers.

This is YOUR personal, 24/7 accessible site!

FREE study assistance is available through Adult Education and a list of Adult Education classes!

Need a copy of your GED® Transcript or Official Diploma?

Click on the links below, complete the form and send to address listed:

GED® Transcript Request Form

Duplicate GED® Diploma Request Form

MPCC GED® Testing Centers

McCook Community College
von Riesen Library - Lower Level
1205 East Third St.
McCook, NE 69001

North Platte Community College
North Campus - Room 205
1101 Halligan Drive
North Platte, NE 69101

GED® and GED Testing Service® are registered trademarks of the American Council on Education (“ACE”). They may not be used or reproduced without the express written permission of ACE or GED Testing Service. The GED® and GED Testing Service® brands are administered by GED Testing Service LLC under license from the American Council on Education.