If you were unable to complete a traditional high school education, but you desire to continue with higher education or apply for better paying jobs you will want to obtain your high school equivalency diploma by passing the GED examination. In North Dakota the GED examination is overseen by the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction and is given throughout the state multiple times per year.
North Dakota GED Exam Eligibility Requirements:
To take the North Dakota GED examination you must first meet the eligibility requirements set forth by the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction. To start off, you must not have graduated from a nationally accredited high school or be currently enrolled in school.
The minimum age to take the North Dakota GED examination is 16 years of age; however, you must perform the following steps:
Fill out the Application for Early G.E.D. Testing (Form SFN 53203) and write a letter to the North Dakota GED Administrator explaining your reasons for wanting to take the test before you’re 18 years old. You must also provide the North Dakota GED Administrator with a letter from the School Superintendent from the school you most recently attended providing the GED Administrator with your last attending date from school, your likelihood of re-enrolling in school and if you would benefit from taking the GED. You must also provide the GED Administrator with a letter from your parent or legal guardian giving you consent and lastly obtain a letter of recommendation from an Adult Learning Center that verifies your ability to take the GED examination.
If you are 18 years of age or older, then must contact a North Dakota GED testing facility to register and schedule a test date. The North Dakota Department of Public Instruction offers a searchable list of all authorized GED testing facilities in the state.
Passing the North Dakota GED Examination:
To pass the North Dakota GED exam you must successfully pass all five sections of the GED. These sections include Writing, Reading, Mathematics, Social Studies and Science. Upon taking the examinations you must score a minimum of 410 on each of the five sections and have an average sectional score of 450.
North Dakota Department of Public Instruction: Policies and Guidelines for GED in North Dakota:
North Dakota Department of Public Instruction: Application for Early GED Testing
North Dakota Department of Public Instruction: ND GED Test Centers