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Iowa High School Equivalency Certificate Requirements

The Iowa Department of Education will issue a high school equivalency certificate to a student who earns a standard score of 410 or above on each of the five tests in the GED (General Educational Development) test battery and an average standard score of 450 or above. The student must not be currently enrolled in high school and must be at least 17 years of age. Candidates are eligible for a diploma once they reach the age of 18 and their class has graduated.

Further information, including exceptions, is available from the chief examiner for GED tests at Iowa Lakes, available through the Success Centers.

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