If you couldn’t get a high school diploma but still want to go to college or pursue higher education, you may be interested in the GED. The GED stands for General Education Development and is a group of 4 tests that if you pass will show that you have high-school level academic skills. It can serve as an alternative to a traditional high school diploma, and most schools will accept a GED in place of a traditional high school diploma (but there will also probably be more requirements for admission). There are multiple things you will need to do before actually taking the test(s).
First, to take the test, you have to be either 17 years old, or 16 and have applied for the Age Waiver and gotten it approved. If you are applying for the Age Waiver, you have to register for the GED profile online at GED.com before submitting the application. Please note that it may take some time for your Age Waiver to be processed, and as such, we recommend that you submit it ahead of time. Secondly, you will need to pay in order to take the GED. The price is about $37.50 per test. We have a scholarship for the GED test. If you cannot afford the price of these tests, please see our GED Test Scholarship Application to see if you can get part or all of the cost taken care of. Once you have done the above, you will need to schedule an appointment to take the test. You’ll need to take the test at an approved testing center. Click here to see where the closest testing center to you is. For more information about GED Testing Policies policies, click here.
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