16 and 17 Year Old Application Requirements

You cannot immediately take the GED® tests. State requirements mandate that you attend classes prior to taking the GED® tests.

In order to apply for classes, documentation is required. Email the following to AdultEdFiles@GwinnettTech.edu

  1. A current, valid, government issued photo ID is required for all students. Acceptable ID’s include a driver’s license from any state, a learner’s permit, a Georgia ID, a passport, military ID or current, valid school ID which contains: name, address, date of birth, signature and photo.
  2. 16- and 17-year-olds must present one of the following:
    • An official withdrawal form (criteria in box below) from the last high school attended, signed and dated by the principal or designee, OR
    • 16 and 17 year olds who receive a “certificate of attendance” must provide a letter from the school system, stating the student is no longer enrolled and not eligible to retake the high school graduation test OR
    • 16 and 17 year olds who receive a special education diploma must provide a copy of their special education diploma OR
    • If homeschooled, print and complete the Underage Youth Application for Home School Students.
    • Exceptions may apply.
  3. Print and complete the Underage Youth Application for Program Enrollment and Permission to Take the GED® Test or HiSET® Exam form, including signatures and witnesses.
  4. To continue with the registration process, email all documents to AdultEdFiles@GwinnettTech.edu
    The subject of the email should be FirstName LastName HSE Registration Documents
    For example: John Doe HSE Registration Documents
  5. View and understand the Test Approval Process
  6. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and choose Gwinnett County to complete your application.

Withdrawal Form Criteria

All withdrawal forms must contain the following information in order to be accepted:

  • Must be dated.
  • Must have a parent signature for students 16/17 years old.
  • Must be from a high school (NOT a middle school or elementary school).
  • Must have a school administrator’s signature.
  • Must be an original withdrawal from the school
  • Must not be a suspension/panel situation.
  • If homeschooled, print and complete the Underage Youth Application for Home School Students.
  • Name on the withdrawal must match student’s ID.
  • Must not be a withdrawal to another school.

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