Process for Home School Students Pursuing GED

What is the GED Option Program?

The General Education Development Testing Service (GEDTS) enables approved states to provide access to the GED Option for selected secondary students, 16 and 17 years of age, who are enrolled in school.  This authorization is from the American Council on Education. Local Education Service Districts will serve as GED Option providers for home school students. Authorized ESDs will release registered home school students to participate in GED option programs.

GED Option Procedures for LBL ESD Home School Students

The procedure below explains the GED requirements for home-schooled students. Your student must be registered as a home school student, and be 16 years of age or older, before LBL ESD can compile the GED Authorization Packet for that student. Please contact LBL ESD at least one week before your student plans to attend GED classes or take the GED tests.

  • A parent/guardian notifies LBL ESD that their student wishes to participate in GED preparation and testing by submitting a GED Options Program Parent Assurance Form. Complete the form by choosing below:
  • Upon receiving a completed Parent Assurance Form, LBL ESD will compile the GED Authorization Packet for that student.
  • Prior to any classes and/or testing, student must take the GED Authorization Packet to the GED preparation/testing site.

Please note: Parents/guardians are responsible for all costs associated with GED testing and preparation. When the student has completed the requirements to achieve a General Educational Development (GED), please submit a copy of the certificate to our office. A student remains registered with LBL ESD as a home school student until our office receives a copy the student’s GED certificate or until the student is 18 years old.

For information about GED please contact and your local community college:

Linn-Benton Community College
6500 Pacific Blvd. SW
Albany, Oregon 97321
Dept. of Developmental Studies (ABE/GED)

Oregon Coast Community College
400 SE College Way
Newport, Oregon 97366
Dept. of Developmental Studies (ABE/GED)

Chemeketa Community College
400 Lancaster Drive
Salem, Oregon 97309
Dept. of Developmental Studies (ABE/GED)

Lane Community College
4000 East 30th Avenue
Eugene OR 97405
Office of Adult Basic and Secondary Education