Top Policies

You must be 17 years old to test in Colorado.

This rule changes based on which state you test in. In Colorado, you can be 16 and take the GED® test if you apply for a GED® Age Waiver and are approved by GED Testing Service.

No, in Colorado you’re not required to be a resident.

Some states allow people who don’t live there to take the GED® test and others don’t. You’ll need to check the residency requirement for the state that you’re interested in testing in.

No, you are not required to take GED® classes before taking the GED® test.

No, you’re not required to take the GED Ready® practice test before taking the official GED® test.

Price & Payment

Colorado charges $37.50 per subject for the GED® test.

You will pay for the test online with a debit or credit card when you schedule your test.

Don’t have a credit or debit card? Some students use American Express Bluebird. Register for a free Bluebird card online and add funds with cash at a Walmart location. Learn more about Bluebird.

Test Retake Policies

In Colorado, there is no waiting period for your first two retakes. After taking a test subject three times, you'll have to wait 60 days before retesting. There's no limit to how many times you can test in a year.

You will receive two discounted retakes for every GED® test subject you purchase but don’t pass. You have 365 days after your full price test to use these retakes. After receiving two retakes at the reduced price, the price of the test subject returns to the regular price. If you do not pass that subject again, you will receive two more retakes at the reduced rate. GED Testing Service waives its $20 testing fee, however additional testing fees may still apply in your state.

In Colorado, there is a $17.50 test center fee for test retakes.

Transcripts & Diploma

There may be additional requirements that you need to meet. We recommend contacting your local test center or your office at (303) 866-6613 to find out more about your credential.

Anyone seeking a duplicate transcript or diploma must do so using the state’s GED® document fulfillment service: Diploma Sender. You will need a credit or debit card to complete your online order.

In Colorado the credential is called the High School Equivalency Diploma.


Yes, in Colorado you can take all test subjects in the same day if you can find a test center with hours that accommodate it.

Yes, in Colorado, you can take the GED® Test in English or Spanish and you can combine the two languages to earn your credential.

It depends on whether or not that state has a residency requirement. Check the residency requirements in that state and don’t hesitate to contact the GED Administrator™ in that state with questions. You’re not required to be a resident of Colorado to take the test there.

Marina Kokotovic
Phone: (303) 866-6267
201 East Colfax Avenue, Room 300
Denver, CO 80203