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Colorado High School Equivalency Testing


GED Testing Service raised the price of the GED test from $37.50 to $43.50 effective July 1, 2023. This price increase only affects in-person tests at testing centers; the Online Proctored test cost will not increase. The retake policy will also change to allow for one discounted retake after failing a subject (rather than two discounted retakes). You may read more on GED's Colorado Policy page.

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The PWR of High School Equivalency

A High School Equivalency (HSE) diploma is equivalent to a traditional high school diploma for the purpose of obtaining education or employment in Colorado. The two State Board of Education-approved HSE tests in Colorado are:

  • the GED® (General Educational Development) Test, provided by GED Testing Service (GEDTS®); and
  • the HiSET® (High School Equivalency Test), provided by PSI Services.

Note: As of September 2020, TASC is no longer offered in Colorado; however, credentials earned by taking the TASC test are still valid.

Legislation Overview

  • CRS 22-33-104.7 - Eligibility for the general educational development tests
  • 1 CCR 301-2 - Rules for the administration of the HSE examination program

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