Enrollment and Requirements


Registration forms for the GED® program are available through the Counseling Office, please contact your school counselor. The registration form will be forwarded, by the school to the Student Management and Alternative Programs Department. A pre-test is given to each student who requests enrollment.

Christine Driscoll, GED® coordinator, contacts students via letter and telephone, regarding the time and confirmation of the place of the test. Phone: 703-906-7053, Mailing address: PO Box 389, Manassas, Virginia. 20108 Attn: GED® Office.

While there is no tuition cost to the student for enrollment in the GED® program, participants pay for the Official GED® test. The cost of the State GED®exam is $120. Students will register for the GED® test through their MYGED® accounts and take the exam at a Pearson VUE testing center.

Program Requirements

  • Students must be 16/17 years old to be eligible for the program and must be enrolled in a Prince William County school.
  • The student must be able to show proof of part-time employment (or approved volunteer work or internship).
  • The student must be able to provide a valid, government-issued photo I.D.

VERY IMPORTANT - State Requirement

The State requires that students in the Sixteen/Seventeen-Year-Old GED® Program read on a 9.0 grade level in order to be eligible for participation in the program. Students must score a 125 on each of four sub-tests of GED® Ready (the official practice test).


Students will receive career counseling which will include vocational assessments, resume writing, interviewing skills, and other workplace readiness skills. Please note that the students will need to take and pass the Economics and Finance class through the Prince William County Virtual High School if they have not already done so at their base school. This will be arranged once in the program. Students will need to pass this course before being eligible to take the GED® test. Students need to score a 150-160 (Likely to Pass) on the Official State Practice Test, GED® Ready. Schools are notified when students do not meet the criteria.

Mandatory Requirements to Complete the GED® Program

  • Students are required to attend two; three hour educational sessions per week in order to maintain their enrollment in this program. This mandatory attendance is necessary since many students who enter the program need adequate preparation to meet the mandatory requirements.
  • In addition to preparation for the GED® test, students will receive counseling for employment.
  • EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENT - Mandatory for all students enrolled in the GED® program to be currently employed for a minimum of fifteen hours per week. Students must be able to show proof of employment (or approved volunteer work or internship). Students who cannot meet this requirement will be withdrawn from the program.
  • The program meets in the late afternoon and follows the regular PWCS schedule. Students who do not meet attendance requirements in the GED® program will be out of compliance with the compulsory school attendance law. They will be referred to an attendance officer and the juvenile court system will be notified. GED® students are under the same rules and guidelines as all other PWCS students.
  • Once students have achieved a level of proficiency in all of their curriculum areas, they will be allowed to take GED® Ready to determine if they are eligible to take the State's Official GED® exam.
  • Students must score 150-160 (Likely to Pass) on all four sections of the Official State Practice Test, GED Ready®.

Requirements for GED® Official Exam Registration 

The following are requirements for GED® exam registration:

  • GED® coordinator certifies the student for testing, the test schedule will be provided to the student.
  • Students will register for the GED® exam through their MYGED® accounts.
  • When registering, students will be able to choose the Pearson VUE testing center and testing date that is most convenient to them.
Christine Driscoll, GED® coordinator, will arrange the registration for testing with the student.
  • In order to register for the test:
    • Students must bring a credit card or pre-paid debit card. The cost of the test is $120.
    • Students must present a valid, government-issued photo I.D.

For further information regarding testing, please contact:

Christine Driscoll
Monday - Friday