Many adults who did not complete a high school program of instruction have continued to learn through a variety of experiences encountered in everyday life. The purpose of the GED Testing Program is to provide an opportunity for these individuals to have the learning acquired from such educational experiences evaluated and recognized. The GED Tests make it possible for qualified individuals to earn a high school credential, thus providing opportunities for hundreds of thousands of adults to:

  •   Pursue higher education

  •   Obtain jobs or job promotions

  •   Achieve personal goals

  •   Enlist in military service 

What topics are on the test?

Each subject tests your skills and knowledge in different topics

  • Math - Quantitative & algebraic problem solving

  • Science - Life science, physical science, earth and space science

  • Social Studies - Civics and government, U.S. history, economics, geography and the world

  • Reasoning Through Language Arts - Ability to read closely, write clearly, and edit and understand written text

How long will it take?

Each test is a different length 

  • Math - 115 minutes

  • Science - 90 minutes

  • Social Studies - 70 minutes

  • Reasoning Through Language Arts - 150 minutes

How much does it cost?

The cost of the GED® test differs from state to state

  • Pay for one subject at a time

  • Subjects in most states are $30 or less

  • Retake your test at a discount if you don't pass

Sign up to view the cost in your state



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