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GED Test Registration Dates

Instructor: Laura Melega
Taking the General Education Development (GED) test is an option for people who wish to earn the equivalent of a high school diploma without completing a traditional academic program. Learn how and when to register for the GED test, and find out about study resources that'll help you pass.

When You Can Take the GED

The GED is made up of four individual exams, which are offered continuously around the United States and internationally, so registration occurs on a rolling basis and is readily available whenever you want to schedule. You can perform a search on the official GED website to see where the closest testing centers are, along with testing dates.

How to Register for the GED

The first step in registering for the GED is creating an account on the GED site. To create an account and register for an exam, follow these instructions:

  • Enter your email and create a password
  • Provide your personal information
  • Enter phone number and answer a query about employment status
  • Indicate in which state, country, or territory you are planning to take the GED as well as if you are attending high school
  • Confirm whether you need testing accommodations

Scheduling the test can then be accomplished by using the Schedule Test button that appears on your GED dashboard.

Preparing for the GED

Reviewing and studying for the GED exam is vital to passing. If students want to complete a comprehensive review of each subject on the GED, they can use the GED Study Guide found on Study.com.

If test takers need help on specific sections of the GED, Study.com has the courses they need. All of the review material can be accessed on a phone or tablet, plus they are available 24/7, so individuals can study whenever and wherever is most convenient for them.

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