The GED test is a four-subject high school equivalency test that measures skills requested by colleges and employers.  The four subjects are Science, Social Studies, Mathematical Reasoning and Reasoning through Language Arts

Is there a fee to take the GED test?

In Georgia, each subject-area is $40.

Who is eligible to take the GED test?

The GED can only be administered to individuals who:

- Are at least 16 years of age *

-Have not graduated from an accredited high school or received a high school equivalency

  certificate or diploma

-Are not currently enrolled in regular high school; and

-Can provide a valid photo ID (driver's license, state identification card, military ID or Passport)

   *16 and 17 year olds must enroll in a state-approved adult education program and receive

     approval to test.  Contact your local Adult Education center for more information. 

How do I register to take the GED test?

The GED test is now administered on computer at Pearson Vue testing centers.  Visit or call 1-877-EXAM GED to register.  

Credit and debit cards are acceptable forms of payment.  You must bring a valid photo ID (driver's license, state identification card, military ID or Passport) with you on test day. 

Southern Crescent Technical College has Pearson Vue testing labs in Griffin and Thomaston for GED testing.

Do I have to be a resident of Georgia to take the GED test in Georgia?

No.  You do not have to be a resident of Georgia to that the GED test in Georgia.  However, you must be a resident of Georgia to be eligible for the $500 HOPE GED Grant, which can be used toward post-secondary education in Georgia.  Contact the Georgia Student Finance Commission for more information and see if you would qualify. 

What score is required to pass the GED test?

In order to pass the GED test, a candidate must score 150 on each subject-area test.

When can I retest and what is the cost?

Candidates must wait 30 days before retesting a subject.  The first two retakes will be $20 if the retakes occur within 12 calendar months.  Any additional retakes will be $40. 

When will I receive my transcript and/or diploma?

Candidates should expect to receive results in the mail within four weeks from the test date. 

How do I get duplicate official transcripts or diplomas?

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