The GED® Test
Updates for Coronavirus (COVID-19) Situation
Our Assessment and Testing centers are now back open after previously being closed due to the pandemic. The GED® exam is available in person at our Sanford/Lake Mary campus only. There is also a new, Online Proctored version of the GED® exam that can be taken from home. You can find more information about scheduling the GED® exam at GED.com. Please contact us or visit our Reopening website for more details.
GED® Test Info
The 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 science, social studies, mathematical reasoning and reasoning through language arts.
After you pass the GED® test, you will receive a high school diploma issued by the State of Florida Department of Education and an official transcript as proof that you passed. You can use that diploma just like one you would earn in the traditional high school environment. A high school diploma will allow you to:
- Get a job or a promotion
- Go to college
- Pursue a trade
- Qualify for financial aid
Ready to Take the GED® Test?
Once the testing centers are back open and you are ready to take the GED® test, you may sign up by visiting the GED Testing Service® website. On that website site you will see the current cost of the GED® test, along with available dates and locations for taking the test.
Do You Need to Retake the GED® Test?
If you have taken all or part of the test previously and passed some sections but failed others, you only need to retake those sections you failed. If your score on any subtest is below 145 after two tries, or if you did not pass three or more subtests, you must either:
- Take GED® Prep classes and wait at least three months to retest
- Wait at least six months to retest
Did You Already Pass the GED® Test?
If you have already passed the GED® test, all copies of diplomas, transcripts and credentials are available from the GED Testing Service® website if you passed after January 1, 2014. If you passed before that date, all copies of diplomas, transcripts and credentials are available through Parchment, a third-party organization that partners with GED Testing Service® for student records.