Who May Take the G.E.D. Test in California?

  • Any individual within 60 days of his/her 18th birthday.  Tests may not be administered to candidates who are enrolled in an accredited high school.
  • Any individual within 60 days of when he/she would have graduated from high school had he/she remained in school.
  • Any individual who is 17 years of age, has been out of school for at least 60 consecutive days, and provides a letter of request for the test from the military, a post-secondary institution, or a prospective employer.