The GED® is a computer based, high school equivalency exam designed to measure an individual’s proficiency in multiple areas. The test is offered in both English and Spanish.
The sections and time limits are as follows:
- Reasoning Through Language Arts (155 minutes) – Reading, writing, and understanding written text
- Social Studies (75 minutes) – U.S. history, economics, geography, and civics/government
- Math (120 minutes) – Quantitative and algebraic problem solving
- Science (95 minutes) – Life, earth/space, and physical sciences
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING THE GED® EXAM
- All testing candidates are required to have a state or government issued identification.
- Acceptable identification includes any state or government issued identification that includes a picture, signature, date of birth, and valid expiration date
- This includes, but is not limited to, a driver’s license, a signed passport, a Georgia Weapons Carry License, and military identification that includes the above criteria
- In the state of Georgia, there are no residency requirements and candidates may test if they are over the age of 18 years old.
- Testing candidates that are 16 or 17 years old must enroll in a state-approved adult education program to receive approval for testing. For additional information regarding this, please visit Augusta Technical College Adult Education Website or call 706.771.4131.
- Augusta Technical College offers free classes for individuals who are looking for assistance in pursuing their GED®. For additional information regarding this, please visit Augusta Technical College Adult Education Website (link to Adult ED/GED/ELL) or call 706.771.4131.
- For online resources, please visit www.GED.com regarding up-to-date online studying materials and practice exams.
- The only personal items allowed in the testing area are the clothing a person is wearing, glasses, identification, and any medical necessities.
- All other items an individual brings with them will be stored in a locked locker throughout the duration of a test. This includes items such as wallets, purses, electronics (phones, watches, keys, etc.), jackets or hoodies that button or zip up, drinks, etc.
- If candidates need to use ear plugs, those will be provided by the testing administrator
- There is only one calculator approved for GED® testing: Texas Instruments TI-30XS MultiView
- No other calculators will be allowed
- If a candidate does not have their own handheld calculator, they may either use the calculator provided on the test or ask the proctor for a handheld calculator
- Each section of the exam is $40. The total price for the GED® is $160 (4 sections).
- Testing candidate paying out of pocket will make the payment prior to testing through their www.GED.com account.
- All scheduling is completed through the testing candidate’s www.GED.com account
- The GED® exam is given every week. Although most weeks offer testing on Wednesday and Friday, the schedule varies from week to week including at least one Saturday per month. It is best to check the schedule in the candidate’s www.GED.com profile for specific information regarding scheduling.
- If a candidate fails a section of the test, they have the ability to retake that section (and do not have to take the entire test over). Retesting a section is half-priced ($20) and can be taken as soon as the next test session.
- If a candidate fails a section three times, there is a 60-day suspension period after which the price goes back to full price ($40). After that, each failed test for that section will also be full price.
For a complete understanding of accommodations regarding the GED®, or additional questions, please consult the official accommodations page at https://www.gedtestingservice.com/testers/computer-accommodations
Once a testing candidate has successfully passed all four sections of the GED® exam, an envelope containing the candidate’s diploma and an official transcript will be mailed to the address associated with the candidate’s www.GED.com account. The envelope will be sent by the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) and take approximately 2-4 weeks to arrive.
All GED® documentation for those who have passed the exam in the state of Georgia is distributed by TCSG (Technical College System of Georgia). Additional information on ordering a new diploma and/or official transcript is available at https://tcsg.edu/adult-education/ged-testing-program/ged-transcript-request/
For additional information about the GED® exam, please visit www.GED.com