Northern Mariana Islands

Top Policies

How old do I need to be to take the test?

You must be 19 years old to test in the Northern Mariana Islands.

The minimum age required to take the GED® test is 17 years old with an exception.

Yes, you're required to be a resident of the Northern Mariana Islands to take the GED® test.

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 to test in.

No, the Northern Mariana Islands doesn’t require you to prepare for the GED® test in an adult education classroom.

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

Price & Payment

The Northern Mariana Islands charges $30 per subject for the GED® test.

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

Test Retake Policies

In the Northern Mariana Islands, you are required to wait 90 days before taking the test again after failing a subject area test the first time. After taking a test subject 3 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.

The Northern Mariana Islands charges a $10 fee for test retakes.

Transcripts & Diploma

There may be additional requirements that you need to meet. Please contact your local jurisdiction.

To order a copy of your transcript and/or diploma, contact your local jurisdiction.

In the Northern Mariana Islands the credential is called the GED® Diploma


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

Yes, in the Mariana Islands you can take the test in English or Spanish, however, you cannot combine two different 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.

Velma Mafnas
GED Administrator
Northern Marianas College
Adult Basic Education Program
P.O. Box 501250
Saipan, MP 96950
Phone: (670) 234-5498, ext. 1723
Fax: (670) 235-4940