How to get a GED in Puerto Rico and U.S. Territories?
Puerto and the U.S. Territories use the GED and/or the HiSET exams for residents looking to earn their high school equivalency (HSE) diploma.
The GED® is a fully computer-based exam that comes with four (4) separate subtests that assess a student’s knowledge in the academic fields of Math (Mathematical Reasoning), Social Studies, Literacy (Reasoning through Language Arts), and Science. HiSET testing includes separate writing and reading subtests so five in total.
What are the GED testing requirements?
Puerto Rico uses the GED exam for high school equivalency testing.
Department of Education Administration – Adult Education Services
Mrs. Myrna Gonzalez Vasquez, GED Administrator
PO Box 190759, San Juan, PR 00919, Ph: 787-759-6898 ext. 4567, 2568, 4568
U.S.Virgin Islands – St. Thomas and St. Croix
Department of Education Division of Adult Education
1834 Kongens Gade, St.Thomas, VI 00802, Phone: (340) 774-0100/775-2250
In the U.S. Virgin Islands, GED applicants must be residents. Minimum age: 16 but applicants 16 & 17 may qualify if they meet some strict requirements. Students must first take the GED Ready Practice Test and score in the “Likely to pass” range. Cost: $30 per subject test ($120 overall).
American Samoa Dept. of Education – Testing and Evaluation Office
Pago Pago, AS 96799, Ph: (684) 633-1431/475
In American Samoa, students are offered two high school equivalency (HSE) tests, the GED and HiSET exams. Upon successful completion of one of these exams, students are awarded the high school equivalency diploma which qualifies students for a college education and better jobs. Applicants must be at least 17 years olds and residents.
They cannot hold a high school degree or be registered for another school program. As said above, the GED exam includes four subtests (Literacy, Social Studies, Math, and Science) whereas the HiSET exam has separate writing and reading tests so five in total. The Samoa GED test costs $30 for each subtest ($120 in total) and the HiSET exam is $50 (or $10 per subtest).
Over the last years, we’ve seen more and more GED students taking online GED practice tests that are offered for free over the internet. Online practice tests help students get all set fast. These programs offer flexibility and offer GED students the opportunity to study where and when they want.
Bermuda Adult Education Centre
16 Dundonald St, Hamilton, HM 12, Bermuda, Ph: 441-292-5809/295-5151
Bermuda requires GED test-takers to be residents of at least 17 years old. Applicants must first take the GED Ready practice test and score in the “Likely To Pass” range before they are allowed to sign up for the Bermuda GED test. In Bermuda, each of the four subtests costs $75 (so the entire GED exam in Bermuda is $300). Today, many students opt for learning for their GED test through online GED classes. Usually, these programs come with engaging video lessons and lots of practice tests.
Guam Community College – Adult Education Department
1 Sesame Street, Mangilao, GU 96913, Phone: 011 (671) 735-5517
GED Test Examiner: Phone: 011 (671) 735-5566
In Guam, test-takers are offered two options to earn their HSE (high school equivalency) diploma, the GED and HiSET exams. Applicants need to be residents and at least 16 years of age. In Guam, the GED testing fee is $31.25 per subject test ($125 in total). The GED exam has four subtests that measure a student’s knowledge in Math, Social Studies, Language Arts (reading and writing combined), and Science.
The HiSET has separate reading and writing tests, so five in total. HiSET test-takers must first take the CASAS appraisal test and the actual HiSET exam fee is $15 per subtests and including a $10 administration fee, the exam totals to $85.
College of The Marshall Islands
P.O. Box 1258, Majuro, MH 96960, Ph: 011-692-625-3394 or 011-692-625-4803
On the U.S. Marshall Islands, test-takers looking to earn their high school equivalency (HSE) diploma, must take and pass the five subtests of the HiSET exam. These modules measure an applicant’s knowledge of English Writing, English Reading, Math, Social Studies, and Science. Applicants must be at least 17 years of age, Marshall Islands residents, and not be engaged in another school program.
Federated States of Micronesia National Government – GED Administrator
P.O. Box PS 87, Kolonia, Pohnpei, FM 96941, Ph: 011-691-320-2609/2647/2302
College of Micronesia-FSM
Palikir, Pohnpei 96941, Federated States of Micronesia, Phone: 011 (691) 320-2102/2103
The GED (General Education Development) exam is available at the College of Micronesia-FSM’s Pohnpei Campus. The school set up the GED project which aims to increase the number of students enrolled at the school and expand its services to rural communities across Micronesia.
Thanks to the internet, students can benefit from online HSE preparatory courses. This option is fantastic for students who know what it takes to study independently. Online GED courses usually include engaging video lessons and numerous practice tests.
Northern Mariana Islands
Northern Marianas College – Adult Basic Education Department
Finasisu Lane, Susupe, Saipan 96950, CNM, Ph: 670-234-5498 ext. 1723
Students in the Mariana Islands are offered two options if they want to secure their high school equivalency (HSE) credential, the GED and HiSET exams. Test-takers must be at least 17 years old, though for 17 and 18- year-olds, strict requirements count. The HSE exam is only open to Mariana Islands residents and they cannot be engaged in another school program or already hold a secondary education degree.
In the Mariana Islands, GED testing is $30 per individual subtests ($120 overall cost) while HiSET testing is $12 per subtest (so $60 overall). HiSET testing is available on paper and on a computer while the GED exam is fully computerized.
Bureau of Curriculum and Instruction
P.O. Box 189, Koror, Republic of Palau, PW 96940, Ph: 011-680-488-8465
Palau Community College Adult High School
P.O. Box 9, Koror, Republic of Palau 96940, Phone: 011 (680) 488-2470
Students wishing to earn their high school equivalency (HSE) diploma in Palau need to pass the five subtests of the HiSET exam which is offered both on a computer and on paper. The HiSET, just like the GED test, measures a student’s knowledge at a level that’s comparable to that of a graduating high school senior.
HiSET applicants in Palau must be at least 18 years old and not already have a high school diploma. They must have been Palau residents for no less than 12 months, not be engaged in another education program, and officially withdrawn from their high school for at least a time period of 12 months. In Palau. the HiSET exam is $10 per subtest and there is a one-time registration fee of $10 which totals in $60