Southeast Missouri State University

GED - High School Equivalency Exam

Please note! The current version of the GED will expire at the end of 2013.  Further information about scores and transcripts can be found on Missouri's GED website:


Authorization is required to take the GED examination. Applications can be obtained through any Adult Education Center, Testing Services or State of Missouri GED Office website:

You must first send the Authorization Application and fee of $20 to Jefferson City, Missouri.  When the authorization is granted, applicants should then call Testing Services at (573) 651-2836 to inquire about and to register for a test date. At that time, a $20 testing fee, payable to Southeast Missouri State University, will be requested and should be sent to Testing Services as soon as possible to confirm registered test date.

REMEMBER, you do not have a reservation to take the GED test until we have received your $20 testing fee in our office. Please allow seven days for mailing. A valid I.D. must be presented for admission to the test. A valid I.D. is a current Missouri driver's license or non-driver's license, military I.D. or a passport. 

Candidates should report to the Show Me Center  by 7:30 a.m. Late arrivals after 8:00a.m. will NOT be admitted. 

Signs will be posted to direct candidates to testing rooms. Testing lasts approximately 8 hours. 

The candidate responsibility form, valid I.D. and demographic form are required for test admission.