Taking your GED
The GED Test measures your “General Educational Development”. This test covers four separate subjects, including reasoning through language arts, science, social studies, and mathematical reasoning. It is a measurement of your problem solving and critical thinking skills. When you pass all four tests, you receive a credential certifying that your educational understanding is the same or better than a high school graduate.
Cost of the GED Test: $120
The total cost to take the “Full Battery” of tests, meaning all five subjects is $120 ($30 per test). Retests are $30 per subject. Scholarships are available for students who participate in our classes.
How to Register for a Test
1. How old do I have to be to take the tests?
In general, you must be 18 years old and out of school to take the GED Tests. In some cases, exceptions are made for people aged 16-17. A Virginia GED Helpline counselor can help you determine if you can take the test. Call 276-739-2547 or 1-800-322-7748 for assistance.
2. Do I need to live in Virginia?
No, you do NOT have to be a Virginia resident to take the GED test here. You only need a valid government-issued photo I.D. when registering.
3. What subjects are covered on the GED Test?
The GED Tests are a series of four tests with questions covering language arts, mathematics, social studies, and science.
4. What do I need to score to pass the GED Test?
Testers need a minimum score of 150 on each of the individual tests.
5. How do I access my scores?
Test scores may be obtained online at https://ged.com/ by using your login information.
6. I lost my transcripts/certificate. What should I do?
To get a copy of your transcript, click here.
7. When and where do I take my test?
There are two testing sites within the Mount Rogers Regional Adult Education Program (MRRAEP) area. You may create an account and schedule a test by going to www.ged.com. The test is given only at authorized Pearson VUE test centers:
Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, Abingdon, Virginia Telephone 276-619-4300
Wytheville Community College, Wytheville, Virginia Telephone 276-223-4707
8. What accommodations are available on the GED Test for people with disabilities?
There are several options available for individuals needing accommodations because of a disability or need. Learn more about this by clicking here.
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