The 2014 GED® test is a four-subject high school equivalency test that measures skills required by high schools and requested by colleges and employers. The four subjects are:
How much does it cost to take the GED test?
The GED test costs $30 for each subject area
Am I eligible to take the GED Tests?
In order to be administered the GED Test, candidates shall: Not be enrolled in a public K-12 school, a private K-12 school, a church school or a private tutor program registered with the Alabama Department of Education.
** Alabama residency is required for applicants under eighteen (18) years of age.
In order to complete the online register for a 16 or 17 year old, the required documentation listed above must be physically turned into a GED testing center. Click here for the contact information for testing center that can accept the required documentation.
To register, schedule and pay for the test, go to www.GED.com or call 1-877-EXAM-GED (392-6433). 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.
The GED Test is only available on computer in Alabama and must be taken at an official Test Center. Our Test Centers do not offer on-site registration.
Underage candidates (16 or 17 year old) must turn in the required documentation to a GED testing center. Click here for the contact information for testing center that can accept the required documentation.
No, there is no requirement that test-takers pay for all tests at one time. The test-takers will only pay for the subject that they have registered to take which is $30 per each subject/module. One of the advantages of the 2014 GED® program is the flexibility that it allows test-takers to register and take only the subjects for which they are prepared.
Yes, this is one of the key advantages of computer-based registration, scheduling, and testing, so that test-takers can take the test according to their preferred schedule.
In Alabama, there is no waiting period if you do not pass a subject area test the first time. After taking a test subject 3 times, you'll have to wait 60 days before retesting. There's no limit to how many times you can test in a year.
The GED® test will be about 7 hours long with the timing for each subject as follows:
What score is required to pass the GED Test?
In order to pass the test, the test-taker must score 145 on each subject area.
The 2014 GED scale runs from 100 to 200, with 145 scaled score points as the Passing Standard for high school equivalency and 175 scaled score points as the GED Score with Honors, reflective of readiness for career and college. To pass the test in Alabama, you must score 145 points on each of the four tests/modules.
Not all questions are worth one point. The raw scores on the test are translated into a scaled score on the scale 100 to 200.
Scores will be returned from the test within 3 hours of completion of each test module.
Candidates seeking accommodations will first register at www.ged.com as will all test-takers for the GED® test. The difference, however, is that test-takers seeking accommodations will select, “yes” when asked if they intend to apply for testing modifications (accommodations) based upon a documented disability. Once selecting “yes,” candidates will receive an email with specific information on where to submit their accommodations request and this will include a link to the accommodations website
In MyGED™ at http://www.GED.com, candidates will have the option to withdraw their intention to apply for accommodations.
If a candidate was approved for accommodations by the jurisdiction prior to 2014, the candidate should go to the accommodations website and complete the “Accommodations Transfer to 2014” form. Once GED Testing Service receives this form, we will contact the Jurisdiction for confirmation of the prior approval and notify the candidate of next steps.