Frequently Asked Questions about GED Testing

What is the GED test?

  • 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
    • Reasoning through Language Arts

Click on each subject above for sample questions. Click here to see an overview of what is on the GED test.

Is there a fee to take the GED test?

  • In Georgia, each subject-area test is $46.

Who is eligible to take the GED test?

  • The GED test can only be administered to individuals who:
    • Are at least 16 years of age* (*16 and 17-year-olds must enroll in a state-approved adult education program and receive approval to test. Contact your local Adult Education Center for more information.)
    • Have not graduated from an accredited high school
    • Are not currently enrolled in a regular high school; and
    • Can provide a valid photo ID (driver’s license, state identification card, military ID or Passport).

Do I have to be a resident of Georgia to take the GED test in Georgia?

  • No. You do not need to be a resident of Georgia to take the GED test in Georgia; however, you must take and pass your last test in Georgia to earn the state credential.

How do I register to take the GED test on computer?

  • Visit or call 1-877 EXAM GED to register, schedule, and pay for the GED test. Credit and debit cards are acceptable forms of payment. You must bring a valid photo ID (driver’s license, state identification card, military ID or Passport) with you on test day. After you create an account, when you are ready to register for a test, the application will display the testing centers in your area based on your zip code.

What score is required to pass the GED test?

  • In order to pass the GED test, a candidate must score 145 on each subject-area test.

When can I retest and what is the cost?

  • Candidates may take each subject-area test three times without any waiting period. After the third attempt, candidates must wait 60-days after their last attempt before they can test again. The first two retakes will be $20 if the retakes occur within 12 calendar months. Any additional retakes will be $40.

When will I receive my transcript and/or diploma?

  • STANDARD MAIL: Official transcript(s) and/or duplicate diploma(s) are mailed to the address provided within 3 (three) to 5 (five) business days.

How do I get duplicate official transcripts or diplomas?

What are the differences between the GED test and HiSET exam?

  • Both the GED test and HiSET exam are recognized high school equivalency credentials in Georgia.