The General Education Development Test (GED) is a means for an individual who has not completed high school to demonstrate that he or she has the equivalent knowledge of someone who has. Most colleges and universities will accept GED score reports instead of high school transcripts, although policies differ depending upon the institution. Also, in order to receive Federal Financial Aid, a student must have completed high school or obtained their GED. Most employers also accept the GED.
Can I take the GED test online?
No, you can’t actually take the GED online; you still have to go to your local testing center to take it.
Who is eligible for the GED tests?
The GED tests are intended primarily for persons who, for any number of reasons, have missed their first opportunity to complete a high school program of instruction. The GED tests can be administered only to persons who are at least 16 years old; have not graduated from an accredited high school or received a high school equivalency certificate or diploma; and are not currently enrolled in a regular high school. If you are 16 or 17 years old, you must complete a Certificate of Consent to Participate, verifying that you are not enrolled in school. If you have a legal guardian, you must bring a copy of the court document awarding guardianship. Written confirmation of eligibility must be provided by all candidates.
You must bring two pieces of identification:
(1) The primary identification must be government-issued with a date of birth, photograph, address, and signature, such as a drivers license or valid passport.
(2) The secondary identification must be a document that verifies the government identification, including your name and address, such as automotive registration or auto insurance ID.