GED Testing Information
General Educational Development or GED
The General Educational Development Test (GED Test) is designed to measure the academic skills and knowledge in core content areas acquired in high school completion. A GED Credential is issued by the State of Georgia through the Technical College System of Georgia to those adults who pass a series of five tests in the following subject areas:
|50 questions, 80 minutes
50 questions, 70 minutes
40 questions, 65 minutes
50 questions, 75 minutes; and essay, 45 minutes
50 questions, 90 minutes (25 questions, 45 minutes each section)
Those who have not graduated from high school in the United States or Canada or previously earned a GED and at least 18 years old are eligible to test. Underage youth ages 16 and 17 must obtain special permission from the Technical College System of Georgia in order to take the test and will be referred to Adult Education for meeting the requirements. GED candidates 19 years old and younger must provide a high school withdrawal document. The fee for GED Testing is $160. However, test preparation services offered through the Adult Education Program are free. Preregistration is required, and a government-issued photo ID is necessary for registration. Effective January 1, 2014, the current version of the GED Test will be replaced by the 2014 GED Test. All incomplete GED test scores for the current test will expire at the end of 2013, and all portions of the test will have to be retaken even if already passed. To learn more about the GED credential, go to http://www.tcsg.edu/ged/php or call 1-800-94 MY GED.
Computer-based testing (CBT) has been fully implemented for GED candidates, whether first time test-takers or those who did not successfully complete testing during the period January 2002 to present. Applicants must register, schedule, and pay for tests in advance via http://www.gedcomputer.com or 1-877-EXAM GED (open 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. EST).
- How to register for online testing: A step-by-step guide
- There is a test tutorial at: www.gedtestingservice.com/testers/test-on-computer
The $160 fee for GED Testing may be paid by Cash, Check, MasterCard, Visa, Discover, or money order. A current government issued photo I.D. must be presented at the time of testing. Acceptable forms of I.D. include: driver's license, passport, government I.D. card, or motor vehicle department card which shows name, address, date of birth, signature and photograph.
Transcripts and diplomas will be sent to the mailing address of those who pass the GED Tests. GED Graduation ceremonies are conducted in each county of our service area.
Computer-based testing is made possible through a partnership with the GED Testing Service, the Georgia GED Testing Program of the Technical College System of Georgia, local official GED Testing Centers, and Pearson Vue.
GED Testing Schedule
For information, call the FCC office at (706) 295-6975 or the WCC office at (706) 764-3817.