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Counseling/Testing Bulletin

The College/Career Center provides extensive testing and financial aid information and assistance for researching careers and colleges. This information is available in various forms including books, CDs and computer online and software programs.

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General Testing Information

Countywide Testing

MCPS countywide testing takes place during school hours.

2018-2019 Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) schedule:

Assessment window:  April 23, 2019 – May 28, 2019

2018-2019 Maryland Integrated Science Assessment (MISA) schedule:

Assessment window:  March 11, 2019 – March 29, 2019

2018-2019 Evidence of Learning Timeline

GED (General Educational Development) Test

The GED test is a computer-based test program that measures your knowledge and academic skills in Reasoning through Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, and Mathematical Reasoning. A Maryland High School Diploma by the State Board of Education is awarded upon passing all four modules.

Taking the GED Exam

To be eligible to take the GED Tests, candidates must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Not be a high school graduate (students under 19 years old must provide official documentation of school withdrawal)
  • Be a Maryland resident
  • Present one of the following acceptable forms of identification to the testing center: 
    • a current Maryland driver's license or current Maryland learner's permit issued by the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration
    • a current Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration identification card issued by the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration
    • A current active duty dependent's military ID card

Additional Information

Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulation/GED office

Montgomery College Workforce Development & Continuing Education

Maryland GED Testing Service

Maryland Adult Education Online