All About the GED: Michigan

If you live in the state of Michigan and never received your high school diploma, you might consider earning your GED. Please read on to find out more about Michigan's requirements and the process for earning this credential.

Earning Your GED in the State of Michigan

The American Council on Education (ACE) designs the General Educational Development (GED) test, which is comprised of four individual subject tests ( You will be tested to determine that your skills are equivalent to that of a graduating high school senior. Most universities and many employers accept the GED credential.

The four subject tests, which can take about 7.5 hours to complete, cover science, social studies, mathematical reasoning, and reasoning through language arts. Michigan offers the tests in English and Spanish. The tests are only available in person and you will not be able to take them online.

The exam consists of multiple-choice questions, reading tasks, short answer, and extended response questions. Only part of the mathematics exam allows the use of a calculator.

Eligibility and Registration

Michigan requires you to be 18 years old at the time of testing and that your high school class have already graduated. Individuals who are 16 years of age may be eligible for the exam if certain criteria are met. You may register at You may also contact your local adult education program or call the Office of Adult Education for more information.

Scoring and Retesting

In order to pass the GED test, Michigan requires that you get at least a score of 150 on each of the four sections. Michigan awards the High School Equivalency Certificate to test takers who successfully pass the test.

If you fail one of the tests, you may retake it at the discretion of the chief examiner. Preparatory supplies, as well as online GED practice tests, can be found on the GED Testing Service's website.

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