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GED Option / High School Equivalency Programs (for youth ages 16-18)

There are a variety of reasons for pursuing a high school equivalency certificate rather than a high school diploma to prepare for college and career. Youth between the ages of 16 and 18 may take the test under the following circumstances:

  • They are enrolled in a GED Option Program, or a school that has a GED program
  • They have parent/guardian permission
  • They are an emancipated minor
  • They are married

To find a GED Option Program near you, please contact your resident school district or education service district.

Related Statutes and Rules:

  • OAR 589-077-0400: Requirements

  • For additional information, please contact Annie Marges, Alternative Education Options Specialist for ODE: