Retake Policy

Placement Test

Math: Students may retake each of the Math Placement Test levels once per semester. 

ESL/NC ESL: After the initial placement testing in a subject area, students may retake the test once per semester.

Other Test

Chemistry Diagnostic Test: Students may take the test twice per semester.

ACE: Students will be allowed to attempt the exam twice per semester.

GMCT: Students who do not achieve a passing score will be allowed to retest in the following Fall, Spring, or Summer semester. 


In California, there is no waiting period if you do not pass a subject area test the first time. After taking a test subject 3 times, you'll have to wait 60 days before retesting. There's no limit to how many times you can test in a year.  

Retake rules are enforced for students retesting in different languages. For example, if you take an English test three times, then move to a Spanish test, the GED Testing Service 60-day wait period is enforced. If a state has additional retesting requirements, these requirements will also be enforced.


You can take a subject up to three times in a calendar year. This includes your initial appointment and two retakes.