Frequently Asked Questions About the GED (General Educational Development) Test
Q - Who can take the GED Test?
A - Any adult age 18 or over; 16- and 17-year-olds in special cases with permission from the school system.
Q - How much does the test cost?
A - The fee is $30 per subject test. There are four subject tests, so the entire battery is $120.
Q - How long will it take me to earn a GED?
A - Since everyone is different, there is no one answer to this question. A lot depends on how long you stayed in school, your reading and math levels, your ability to think critically, and your willingness to study. We do know that people who study regularly, follow directions, and work hard will earn their GED more quickly than those who do not. We recommend studying 2 hours a day, 3-5 days a week.
Q - What kind of scores do I need to earn my GED?
A - A score of 145 or higher on each of the four subject tests (Mathematical Reasoning, Reasoning through Language Arts, Social Studies, and Science) will earn a GED Credential.
Q - How many tests can I take at one time?
A - You may take all four GED Tests on once, or you may take from 1 to 4 tests at a time.
Q - When will I know my scores?
A - Your score will appear in your GED.com account within 48 hours.
Q - How do I know if I am ready to take a test?
A - Scoring in the "likely to pass" range on a GED Ready test will indicate GED test readiness.
Q - How should I prepare for the GED test?
A -You should:
- Study regularly. If you don't have a place to study at home, go to a library or to the Adult Learning Center.
- Organize your study materials. Create a folder or notebook for each subject.
- Read regularly. Read newspapers, magazines, books, etc. Get a library card and find topics that interest you.
- Take notes. Restate important information in your own words. Summarize the main idea of the reading.
Q - How do I register to take the test?
A - You must:
- Create a My GED account at www.GED.com
- Register and schedule your GED tests from your My GED account
- You will need a credit card to pay for the tests through the GED website. If you do not have a credit card, you may pay cash at the Adult Learning Center and we will give you a voucher that may be used instead of a credit card number.
For more information on the GED test, go to www.ged.com.