GED® Testings FAQS
What is the GED® Test?
The GED® Test is a nationally recognized high school equivalency diploma that is accepted by most colleges, training programs, and the military. The GED® test is comprised of four (4) subject areas: Mathematical Reasoning ; Reasoning through Language Arts; Science; and Social Studies.
Who can take the GED® Test?
Candidates 18 years of age and older
Potential examinees must be 18 years or older and have not graduated from high school to be eligible to take the GED® Test without restrictions. Applicants must create a MyGED™ profile and schedule a GED® testing session at www.ged.com and pay their testing fee with a credit/debit card. The cost of the test is $30.00 per part or $120.00 for the entire test.
Candidates under 18 years of age
Seventeen year old candidates are eligible to take the GED® test, but must present a a drop slip from the last school attended and a notarized application (with parent/guardian’s signature). Seventeen year old candidates will not be able to schedule a testing dates until these documents are presented to the GED® examiner. These students must also create a MyGED™ profile and register and pay at www.ged.com. Seventeen year old students are encouraged to enroll in free ABE/GED® prep classes available at East Central Community College.
GED® Options Students
Sixteen and seventeen year old high school students enrolled in GED® Options programs at their high school must bring a notarized application with a parent/guardian's signature, as well as, their principal or school official's signature. GED® Options students will not be able to schedule a testing dates until these documents are presented to the GED® examiner.
Are accommodations available?
Accommodations are available for candidates with physical and/or learning disabilities. These accommodations must be approved prior to testing. Ask your GED® Examiner for more information or click here.
Since the GED® test is on computer, can I take it from home?
No, the official GED® test is only available through Pearson/VUE Testing Centers. You can register from home, but you must come to the testing center to take the actual test.
Are there any preparation courses available for the GED® test?
East Central Community College offers free Adult Basic Education/GED® Prep course in Leake, Neshoba, Newton, Scott, and Winston counties. Day and night classes are available at most locations. For more information on our ABE/GED® classes, click here or contact us a 877-GO2-ECCC ext. 387 or 278 or by email.