FAQs

FAQs

I think I am ready to take the GED® Exam, how do I get started?
Visit MyGED at www.GED.com to sign up and create your MyGED account. MyGED is a start-to-finish online program to help you succeed.  You can learn about the GED® program, see success stories, and try a sample test question.  This personalized program guides you through the entire testing process and helps you find study help, prepare for test day, access your personal study plan and learn about colleges and jobs.

Who is eligible to take the test?
Ohio has its own policy that may restrict eligibility to certain individuals.  Create a MyGED account at www.GED.com to view your alerts dropdown and check the state policies where you plan to test.

What is on the GED® test?
The GED® test is designed to measure the skills and knowledge equivalent to a high school course of study and supports an adult's successful transition to careers or college.  The GED® test has four content areas and takes a little over seven hours:
  1. Reasoning Through Language Arts (RLA) - 150 minutes (including a 10 minute break)
  2. Mathematical Reasoning - 115 minutes
  3. Science - 90 minutes
  4. Social Studies - 70 minutes
It is offered in English and Spanish and delivered on computer at an Official GED® Testing Center (not online).

Do I have to take all four content areas at once?
No.  You can choose to take one content area at a time, two at a time, or any combination that best suits your needs.

Is the GED® test available online?
You must appear in person at an Official GED® Testing Center to take the GED® test.  To register for the GED® test, log into MyGED at www.GED.com and visit your Dashboard.

How much does it cost?
Each section of the test costs $30.  The total cost for all four sections of the GED® test is $120

Is the test offered in a different language?
The GED® test is available in English and Spanish and accommodated formats to provide access to as many adult learners as possible.  Check the local policies by visiting your MyGED dashboard at www.GED.com and viewing your message dropdown.

I have disabilities.  Can I get special accommodations?
If you have a documented disability (physical, learning, or psychological), you can apply to receive accomodations. Information is available at www.GED.com.

Can I just take a GED Practice Test?
Tests are available on your MyGED account - they are $6 per test.  If you register, take a pre and post-test and attend at least 12 hours of our classes, you can be eligible to take the practice tests free.

Can I just skip classes and go and take the GED test?
Yes.  We believe that some preparation helps, even if it's just getting used to how the test is formatted. The decision is up to you, but we strongly suggest that you take the GED Ready Practice test first.