Special Procedures: (Transitional Waiver Program)
Special circumstances may arise within the Transitional Waiver Program (TWP) where unique procedures apply. Some examples of these special circumstances are listed below.
1. Released Inmate Testing (RIT)
Subject to the restrictions outlined in this procedure, a paper test may be provided to a released inmate, for a limited amount of time after the date of release. Inmates will be given instructions upon release on how to continue/complete the test battery. There is a cost of $30.00 for each content are test.
- Candidate must have been released from a correctional institution that participated in the TWP.
- Candidate must have TAKEN and PASSED at least two content area tests in a correctional institution participating in TWP.
- Student (or his/her representative) must submit written request with a complete application (as described below) to GED Testing Service within 30 days of the Candidate’s release to continue testing (via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Student must take the paper test in the jurisdiction from which they were incarcerated.
- Subject to test center availability and State’s participation in RIT
- Subject to all state eligibility requirements in which the Candidate was incarcerated.
- The price is set according to the State in which the inmate was incarcerated.
- Name and DOB
- New email address or phone
- Current mailing address
- Name of correctional facility in which Candidate was incarcerated
- State in which the correctional institution is located
- Date released
- Content area tests remaining
Incomplete applications will not be processed. This is a single opportunity to pass the remaining content areas of the GED® test within 30 days of approval or subject to the availability of paper based testing centers and only within states participating in RIT.
All remaining content area tests must be scheduled, taken and passed during a single testing session and within 30 days of approval. The Candidate may work with test center to reschedule the testing appointment at the testing center’s discretion. If the Candidate is a no-show for the scheduled testing appointment the Candidate loses the opportunity to complete the 2002 series GED® test on paper.
2. If a person starts on the 2014 CBT GED® test, then is incarcerated in a facility participating in TWP, (2002 paper GED® test), they have the following options:
- start over on the 2002 paper test that is offered in that transitional waiver program facility;
- wait for facility to convert to computer based testing, and then complete the 2014 GED® test; or
- wait until released and complete the 2014 GED® battery, started before arrest (depending on timing)
3. If a person started the 2002 GED® test in 2013 and then was arrested before end of 2013, and is incarcerated in a non-TWP facility (2014 CBT test), they will need to start over on the 2014 GED® test on computer.
If they are incarcerated in a TWP facility, they will be allowed to complete the 2002 battery while incarcerated.
4. If an inmate is transferred from a TWP facility (2002 paper test) to a non-TWP facility (2014 CBT test), it is recommended that they complete the 2002 paper test battery prior to the transfer.
If that is not possible, they will need to start over on the 2014 test on computer, at the new, non-TWP facility.
5. If an inmate is transferred from a non-TWP facility (2014 CBT test) to a TWP facility (2002 paper test), they have two options:
- Start over on the 2002 paper test that is offered in that TWP facility.
- Wait for facility to convert to computer based testing, and then complete the 2014 test battery, or wait until release and complete the 2014 battery.