2002 Prince Edward Island

Use the links below to find out about your local testing center rules and requirements. If you’re still looking for information, visit your state’s GED® testing program website to learn more.

Computer vs. Pencil and Paper

Province Requirements

Price & Payment

Registration & Scheduling

 

Test Scores

Retake Policies

GED® Test Credential

Language Versions

 

Computer vs. Pencil and Paper (top)

Can I take the GED® test on computer in Prince Edward Island?

Yes, Prince Edward Island offers the GED® test on computer at select testing centers.

Find a center.

Why don’t all provinces offer both computer and paper exams?

GED Testing Service is currently introducing the GED® test on computer to all the provinces that offer the test. But not every province offers the GED® test on computer yet. In Prince Edward Island, you can take the test on both computer or on paper.

Can I switch between paper and computer testing? Can I combine them?

Yes, in Prince Edward Island you can switch between the GED®  test on paper and the GED®  test on computer.

Province Requirements (top)

How old do I need to be to take the test (without exceptions)?

In Prince Edward Island, the minimum age required to take the GED®  test is 18 years old. Also, students must be out of school for at least one year.

I’m underage. What do I need to do to take the test?

In Prince Edward Island, you can test at the age of 18 but you must complete additional documentation and send it to the Prince Edward Island GED Testing Office.

Are there any residency requirements to take the test?

Yes, you are required to show proof that you are a resident of Prince Edward Island. You must prove your residency at the testing center with a valid photo ID that lists your Canadian address or other proof of residency.

The closest testing center is in a different province.  Can I take the exam there?

Some provinces 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 province that you’re interested to test in. For Prince Edward Island: Prince Edward Island only allows residents to test there.

Are there any additional province requirements for me to pass my GED® test?

All Prince Edward Island GED testers must write the Official Practice Tests and score 550 or higher in order to schedule the GED tests.  Please call 1-800-446-5265 and press 3 to arrange to take the official practice tests.

Do I need to take a class or receive instruction before I can take the test?

No, Prince Edward Island doesn’t require you to prepare for the GED®  test in an adult education classroom. However, studying in a classroom setting is a good opportunity to get up to speed on the topics and areas you’ll find on the GED®  test.

Do I have to take the practice test before testing?

All Prince Edward Island GED testers must write the Official Practice Tests and score 550 or higher in order to schedule the GED tests.  Please call 1-800-446-5265 and press 3 to arrange to take the official practice tests.

Price & Payment (top)

How much does the GED® test cost?

Prince Edward Island charges nothing for the GED®  test on computer or the test on paper. 

However, you will be billed at the rate of $24 per test if you do not provide the required 24 hour notice to cancel or reschedule your GED computer based testing appointment. If you do not show up for your scheduled appointment and you have not provided the 24 hour notice, you will be billed at the rate of $24 per test for each missed test.

How much does it cost to retake the test? Can I retake the test for free?

In Prince Edward Island, you can retest for free. Learn more about retaking the test. Questions? Feel free to call Prince Edward Island at (902) 368-6286.

If you do not show up for your scheduled appointment and you have not provided the 24 hour notice, you will be billed at the rate of $24 per test for each missed test.

Registration & Scheduling (top)

Can I take all of the parts at once or do I need to setup different appointment times?

Yes, in Prince Edward Island you can take all test parts in the same day if you can find a testing center with hours that accommodate it.

What happens if I move somewhere else in the middle of testing? Can I continue my testing in my new province or do I have to start all over?

Don’t hesitate to contact the GED Administrator™ in your province with questions.

Once I start testing, is there a time limit for me to finish all five subjects before my scores begin to expire?

There isn’t a time limit to finish the test in Prince Edward Island. Scores do not expire until the next test series.

Test Scores (top)

What score do I need to pass the test?

Prince Edward Island test-takers need to score a 450 on each test and 2250 on the entire test battery (all five parts combined).

Retake Policies (top)

If I don’t pass, how long do I have to wait before taking the test again?

That’s a question that varies from province to province. In Prince Edward Island, you are required to wait 30 days in between each attempt before retesting again.

How much does it cost to retake the test? Can I retake the test for free?

In Prince Edward Island, you may retake the test for free.

However, if you do not show up for your scheduled appointment and you have not provided the 24 hour notice, you will be billed at the rate of $24 per test for each missed test. 

Why can’t I re-test the subject that I failed?

Some provinces require people to finish taking all five subjects before being allowed to re-test in the areas that weren’t passed. In Prince Edward Island, you are not required to finish the entire test before re-testing on any subjects.

 

GED® Test Credential (top)

I took and passed the test but the province won’t issue my diploma. Can you help me?

Sorry to hear that you’re having trouble with your diploma. Have you contacted your local testing center or province administrator yet? Please call Prince Edward Island's office at (902) 368-6286 for more information on your transcripts and diplomas for the GED®  test.

Why do I need to work with my province? Can’t I just get the diploma from you?

GED Testing Service develops the GED®  test and works with each province to offer the test. The credential is issued based upon rules of each individual province—most provinces have slightly different rules and regulations. Because of the province-by-province differences, GED Testing Service doesn’t issue diplomas. That’s why we encourage you to work closely with your province to get an answer. You can call Prince Edward Island's office at (902) 368-6286.

After I start taking the exam modules, how much time do I have to complete all of them to get credentialed?

This depends on where you’re testing. In Prince Edward Island you have no time limit to complete all five content areas.

I want to order a copy of my transcript and/or diploma.

If you have taken the GED® test in Prince Edward Island your results will be mailed to you within two weeks. If you wish to obtain another copy of your GED® transcript, contact Luann MacAusland, either by phone (902-368-4650) or email lnmacausland@gov.pe.ca.

What is the GED® credential in my province called?

In Prince Edward Island the credential is called the Prince Edward Island High School  Diploma.


GED® Test Language Versions (top)

Can I take my GED® test in Spanish?

No in Prince Edward Island you can’t take the GED®  test in Spanish.

Find a local testing center.

Questions? Please contact Prince Edward Island’s province office at Tel: (902) 368-6286 .

Can I take the GED® test on computer in French?

In Prince Edward Island, you can take the French GED®  test on computer and paper.

Find a local testing center.

Questions? Please contact Prince Edward Island's province office at (902) 368-6286.

Am I allowed to combine different language versions of the test together?

No, Prince Edward Island residents aren't allowed to combine language versions to complete the test. 

Does Prince Edward Island have any requirements for English as a Second Language (ESL)?

English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction can help any non-native English speaker, but there aren’t any requirements for ESL classes in Prince Edward Island.