How to Register for the GED
To register for the GED, you will need to create an account on the test website, GED.com. This is done by entering your email address as well as your name, date of birth, address, enrollment status and desired testing location.
Additionally, you will need to meet testing requirements for the state in which you live. Many states, such as California and Ohio, require that GED test takers be at least 18 years old. However, exceptions can be made for 16- and 17-year-old test takers who get parental consent or complete an age waiver, among other requirements. Some states also ask students to produce an official letter of withdrawal from their high school.
Once you've signed up on the GED website and it has been determined that you meet all eligibility requirements, you will be able to schedule one or more GED subject tests in math, science, social studies and language arts.
Fees for taking the GED also vary by state. For example, in Florida, each subject exam is $32, for a total of $128 for all four tests. In Arizona, the fee is $35 per test for a total of $140.
If you don't pass your exam, you can retake each subject test twice at a discounted rate. The $20 GED testing service fee is waived, and students are only responsible for any remaining state or testing center fees.
Preparing for the Exam
Each of the four GED subject tests is computer-based, and it is recommended that you study. The GED website offers online practice tests that can familiarize you with test question formatting and help you prepare.
Additionally, Study.com features courses designed to help you review each subject covered on the GED. Instruction is delivered through short video lessons with self-checking quizzes and practice tests. Each course also includes a personal dashboard to help track your progress. Use the following links to view these courses: