GED Frequently Asked Questions
NOTICE FOR ALL GED TEST EXAMINEES
This notice is to let you know that a new series of GED
Tests was implemented in January of 2014. This means, if
you did not earn your GED certificate by December 31, 2013,
any test you have successfully passed will be invalidated
and you will have to start testing again with the new
series of GED Tests in 2014.
For information about the GED testing
process (e.g., eligibility, test preparation, taking the tests,
accommodations, getting your test results) view the following:
Who is eligible to
take the GED tests?
Anyone 16 years or older that is not
enrolled in a high school may take the GED tests.
In Vermont, young adults 16 or 17 years of age must have parental
permission to take the GED tests. The Vermont application form
for testing is available here. This
form must be signed by a parent/guardian and sent to Toni Marra,
GED administrator, by fax at (802) 479-1829. You will recieve
this same information when you register at ged.com.
Preparation For Testing
What can I do to
prepare to take the GED tests?
Students are encouraged to take GED Ready: The Official Practice
Test, which is offered at adult education and literacy
centers throughout Vermont. Students are encouraged to use
the results to assess their readiness to test and/or need for
further study and tutoring assistance. GED Ready is also
available online at ged.com.
Study and tutoring assistance is available without charge from
adult education and literacy
centers, as well as at some youth service programs, homeless
shelters, community refugee programs and community correctional
A variety of sample materials are available, including:
What is the cost of the GED
test in Vermont?
The computer-based test is $30.00 for each subject area or
$120.00 for the full battery.
Taking The Tests
How do I see the
schedule and register for a test?
Students register online for the GED test on computer, using the
MyGED portal at ged.com. Students
are required to sign up for a MyGED account at ged.com and then
are able to access the dashboard full of information about
studying, test day, scheduling, scoring, and college and career
opportunities. When you are eligible to schedule you can log-in
24/7 to ged.com, click "start
scheduling" on your dashboard, complete the demographics
questions, schedule one test or multiple tests at a time, and pay
for your appointment.
Do I have to take all
GED subject tests on the same day?
There are four GED subject tests that comprise the full battery.
You do not have to take all subject tests on the same day. You
may take one at a time or take two or three during one test day.
Test-takers can test on what they want, when they want. The GED
test will be about 7 hours long with the timing for each module
- Reasoning through Language Arts (150 minutes - including a 10
- Mathematical Reasoning (90 minutes)
- Science (90 minutes)
- Social Studies (90 minutes)
What do I have to get on
a GED subject test in order to pass and how long to receive my
The GED test will have a passing score of 150 for each subject.
Therefore, you will need to reach a score of at least 150 on each
subject and a total score of 600 or higher across the four
subject tests in order to receive the GED test certificate.
Students may also earn an "honors" score if they receive a score
of 170 or higher on any subject. Full score scale:
- Below passing (100 - 149)
- Passing score (150 - 169)
- Honors Passing (170 - 200)
Test scores will be returned within three hours of completion of
each test module.
How many times can I
take the tests over?
You are entitled to retake each
test. You may take the same subject test over again three times
in any one year. There is no set time between when you took one
subject test and when you may take it over again; however it is
always best to get additional study and preparation time to be
better prepared. It is probably more productive to take GED
Ready: The Official Practice Test. When you take a subject test
over, you must pay an individual test fee each time.
What happens if I take a
subject test over and score lower?
The higher score will
count. Points will not be lost by retaking a subject test.
Are there special
accommodations for people with special learning, physical or
emotional needs to take the GED tests?
Yes. If you have
a disability you can find more information on ged.com.
English is my second language.
Does the GED come in other languages?
Yes. You may take
the GED tests in Spanish, as well as English. If you choose a
language, you will have to take all four subject tests in that
language. These tests are not only in the language specified but
are also designed to reflect the cultural differences of
non-English speaking people. Practice tests are also available in
Spanish. Please visit ged.com to
After I take the
tests, how long does it take to get the results?
scores will be returned within three hours of completion of each
Who accepts a GED
Since 1942, when the GED was first
developed, millions of people have taken and earned their GED
credentials. The GED is recognized throughout the United States
- For general questions about GED Testing, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or
call the GED message line at (802) 479-1296.
- To register and/or schedule a GED test please visit
Page Last Updated on December 4, 2014