What is the age requirement to take the GED Test?
The GED Test is designed for adults 18 years of age and older. Individuals under the age of 18 should contact the Office of Student Management and Alternative Programs for more information.
Is there a state residency requirement?
No. Individuals are not required to be a resident of the state of Virginia, but are required to present a valid state or government issued photo identification to register for the test.
What is the minimum score required to pass the GED Test?
A minimum score of 2,250 is required for the total overall score with a minimum score of 410 on each individual subject area. (An average score of 450 on each test.)
How long does it take to receive my test results?
Individuals should receive their test results one to two weeks after taking the test.
What are my options if I don't pass the test?
Individuals may take each of the GED subject areas three times in one calendar year (January - December). Traditional classroom and distance learning GED Preparation courses are also available to assist you with your studies. For information regarding course offerings, please visit the Adult Education GED Preparation Courses site.
How can I register for the test?
Individuals can begin the registration process by visiting the GED Test registration site.
How can I locate the GED Test center in my area?
Individuals can locate a GED Test center in their area by visiting the American Council on Education's GED Test Center Locator site.
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Updated June 10, 2010 by S. Swinton