If you are planning to take the GED in Colorado, don’t dismiss the following article which provides many useful information regarding GED test, GED Price & Payment, GED Retest Policies, etc. Now let’s get started!


1. Colorado State High School Equivalency Eligibility Requirements


  • You do not have to be a resident of Colorado, but you must be 17 years of age. 
  • Students who are 16 may take the test if they are approved by the Colorado HSE Office for a HSE Age Waiver. 
  • You cannot be enrolled in an accredited high school or be a high school graduate.
  • Passing Score: The GED Test requires a 145 (minimum) to each subject to pass. 
  • Accommodations for the GED test can be requested on the GED Testing Service page. Find out about disability accommodations and fill out your GED Accommodations Request Form on GED Testing Service website. 




2. About Colorado GED Price & Payment


In regard to GED test cost: 

  • If you  test at a Test Center, Colorado charges $37.50 per subject for the GED test.
  • If you test online, Colorado charges $43.50 per subject for the GED test taken online (As of 9/1/21) 
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You will pay for the GED Colorado test online with a debit or credit card

You will pay for the test online with a debit or credit card when you schedule your test. In case you don’t have a credit or debit card, you might be allowed to use American Express Bluebird. Let’s register for a free Bluebird card online and add funds with cash at a Walmart location. 

3. Colorado GED Test Retake Policies


In Colorado, you are allowed to retake your GED test to get your expected result. However, there is slight difference between two kinds of test delivery as follow: 


3.1. How long do you wait for retesting: 


  • For those testing in-person at a testing center:  

There is no waiting time in Colorado for the first two retakes. You must wait 60 days before retesting if you use a test subject three times. There is no cap on the number of tests you can take annually.

  • For those testing on the Online Exam: 

For the Online Proctored Exam, after retaking a test subject two times online, you’ll have to wait 60 days before retesting.  


3.2. How much does it cost to retake the GED‌ test?


  • For those testing in-person at a Testing Center: 

You will receive a discount on two retakes for each GED course you purchase and fail to pass. Then, the price of the test subject returns to the regular price. In case you do not pass that subject again, you will receive two more retakes at the reduced rate. Typically, there is a $17.50 test center fee for test retakes in Colorado. 

  • For those testing on the Online Exam: (As of 9/1/21) 

You will be charged a fee of $43.50 if you retake the Online Proctored Exam in Colorado. It should be noted that discounted retakes are not offered on the Online Proctored Exam.

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4. Transcripts & Diploma


If you have passed the GED test but haven’t received your High School Equivalency diploma issued by Colorado state, there may be additional requirements that you need to meet.

It is highly recommended that you contact your local test center or your office at (303) 866-6613 to learn more about your credential.

In order to request your duplicate transcript and diploma, you must use the state’s GED document fulfillment service: Diploma Sender. You will need a credit or debit card to complete your online order.

5. FAQs about GED in Colorado 


Here is a list of questions that are asked the most about how to get a high school equivalency in Colorado. 

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Frequently Asked Questions about Colorado GED Test


5.1. How old do I need to be to take the test?


Typically, you must be above the age of 17 to take the GED test in Colorado.


5.2. I’m underage. What do I need to do to take the test?


As far as you know, the age requirements vary based on which state you test in. Colorado allows their 16-year-old test takers to take the test if they get a GED Age Waiver approved by GED Testing Service

Moreover, for underage testers testing on the Online Exam, their parents or guardian must be present at the pre-test check-in to give them the consent and authorization to be recorded during testing, otherwise, the exam session will be revoked. 

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5.3. Do I need to prove I’m a resident of Colorado to take the test?


No, you’re not required to be a resident in Colorado. 


5.4. The closest test center is in a different state. Can I take the test there?


You’d better check the residency requirement for the state that you wish to take the GED test because some states permit people who don’t live there to take the GED, whereas, others don’t. 


5.5. Do I need to take a GED class or receive instruction from a local prep center before I can take the test?


No. Before sitting for the GED eczema, you are not required to take GED classes before taking the GED test.


5.6. Do I have to take the GED Ready practice test before testing?


Those testing in-person at a Testing Center are not required to take the GED Ready practice test before taking the official GED test. 

Those testing on the Online Exam are required to take the GED Ready Practice Test before taking the official GED test online.


5.7. Can I take all of the GED test subjects at once or do I need to set up different appointment times?

  • For those testing in-person at a Testing Center:

Yes, in Colorado you can take all test subjects in the same day if you can find a test center with hours that accommodate it.

  • For those testing on the Online Exam:

No, you must schedule your test appointments separately, one at a time. After you complete one online exam you may schedule another, based on appointment availability.


5.8. Can I take the GED Test in other languages? Am I allowed to combine languages to credential?


Yes, in Colorado, you can take the GED Test in English or Spanish and you can combine the two languages to earn your credential.




5.9. What happens if I move to a different state in the middle of testing? Can I continue my testing in my new state or do I have to start all over?


It depends on whether or not that state has a residency requirement. Check the residency requirements in that state and don’t hesitate to contact the GED Administrator in that state with questions. You’re not required to be a resident of Colorado to take the test there.


5.10. Who is the GED Administrator in Colorado?


Alena​ Barczak

[email protected]

Phone: 303-548-8427

201 E. Colfax – 316,

Denver, CO 80203

In a nutshell, useful information regarding GED in Colorado  has been provided in this paper. Hopefully, you might find our blog helpful. Don’t forget to take our Free GED Practice Questions to earn the Colorado State High School Diploma.