The School Board of Miami-Dade County
Bylaws & Policies
Unless a specific policy has been amended and the date the policy was revised is noted at the bottom of that policy, the Bylaws and Policies of the Miami-Dade County Public Schools were adopted on May 11, 2011 and were in effect beginning July 1, 2011.


A person who is at least sixteen (16) years of age and not enrolled in an elementary or secondary school may be permitted to take the GED test if approved by the District. Applicants must complete the District GED Underage Waiver Application form and submit it along with all required documentation to the Superintendent for consideration. Applicants are required to demonstrate extraordinary circumstances as follows:

 A.the candidate justifies a need to be employed which would prevent school attendance;

 B.the candidate justifies health condition(s) which would prevent school attendance;

 C.the candidate desires to enter a vocational program, a college or university, or military service; or

 D.other as determined based on the individual circumstances.

If the Superintendent approves the applicant's District GED Underage Waiver Application, the applicant must complete the GED registration process ( Failure of the applicant to complete the GED registration process will delay the District's ability to submit required documentation to the Florida Department of Education.

F.S. 1003.435

Revised 3/15/17

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