2002 Indiana

Use the links below to find out about your local testing center rules and requirements. If you’re still looking for information, visit your state’s GED® testing program website to learn more, or go back to the main map.

 

Computer vs. Pencil and Paper

State Requirements

Price & Payment

Registration & Scheduling

Test Scores

Retake Policies

GED® Test Credential

Different Languages

 

Computer vs. Pencil and Paper (top)

Can I take the GED® test on computer in my state?

Yes, Indiana is currently offering the GED® test on computer at select testing centers. Let me find the testing on computer site that is closest to you.

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Why don’t all jurisdictions offer both computer and paper exams?

GED Testing Service is currently introducing the GED® test on computer to all the states and jurisdictions that offer the test. But not every state offers the GED® test on computer yet. In Indiana, you may take the test on computer or on paper.  

Why isn’t the test available on paper anymore?

The new 2014 GED® test will only be delivered by computer in order to support the new questions on the test. The GED® test on computer also makes it easier to register and schedule, allows for a more individualized testing experience, and provides instant unofficial test results on 4 of the 5 parts of the test.

Can I switch between paper and computer testing? Can I combine them?

Currently, Indiana does allow you to switch between the GED® test on paper and the GED® test on computer.  

 

State Requirements

How old do I need to be to take the test (without exceptions)?

In Indiana, the minimum age required to take the GED® test is 18 years old.  

I’m underage. What do I need to do to take the test?

This rule changes based on which state you’re testing in. In Indiana, you can be 16 and take the GED® test if you meet the following exception: 

If you are under 18 years of age it is Indiana policy that you must complete the Superintendent Approval Form and bring it with you to the test center on the day of your appointment. If you do not bring the completed form with you on the day of testing, you will not be allowed to test and will forfeit your exam fee. The Superintendent Recommendation Form is embedded in the email that the underage students receive when they are registering.  

Do I need to take a class or receive instruction before I can take the test?

No, Indiana doesn’t require you to prepare for the GED® test in an adult education classroom. However, studying in a classroom setting is a good opportunity to get up to speed on the topics and areas you’ll find on the GED® test.    

Where can I find an adult education center?

Finding an adult education center is easy. Enter your ZIP code in our locator tool and we’ll show you the adult education centers closest to you.

Do I have to take the practice test before testing?

No, you’re not required to take the Official GED Practice Test™ before taking the test. However, the Official GED Practice Test™ is available at GEDmarketplace.com and is a good measure to see if you’re ready to take the GED® test or not.

Do I need to prove I’m a resident of Indiana to take the test?

Yes, in Indiana you’re required to be a resident for at least 30 days. You can prove your residency at the testing center with a valid driver’s license or other proof of residency.

If you have more questions about proof of residency, please contact the state office at (317) 234-7746.

The closest testing center is in a different state.  Can I take the exam there?

Some states allow people who don’t live there to take the GED® test and others don’t. You’ll need to check the residency requirement for the state that you’re interested to test in.

Sorry, Indiana doesn’t allow people to take the test there unless they can prove residency.   

 

Price & Payment (top)

How much does the GED® test on paper cost?

Indiana charges $75 for the pencil-and-paper GED® test.

How much does the GED® test on computer cost?

Indiana charges $120 for the full test battery of GED® test on computer.  

Learn more about the test on computer.

How much does it cost to re-test? Can I take the retest for free?

In Indiana, the cost to re-test a subject varies by testing center for the pencil-and-paper version of the GED® test.

For the GED® test on computer, the price of re-test is the same as the original test: $24 per test. 

Learn more about retaking the test.

Questions? Feel free to call Indiana’s state office at (317) 234-7746.

 

Registration & Scheduling (top)

Can I take all of the parts at once or do I need to setup different appointment times?

Yes, in Indiana you can take all test parts in the same day if you can find a testing center with hours that accommodate it.

What happens if I move to a different state in the middle of testing? Can I continue my testing in my new state or do I have to start all over?

It depends on whether or not that state has a residency requirement.  Check the residency requirements in that state and don’t hesitate to contact the GED Administrator™ in that state with questions.

In Indiana you’re required to prove residency for at least 30 days to take the test there.   

Once I start testing, is there a time limit for me to finish all five subjects before my scores begin to expire?

This depends on the state you’re testing in. In Indiana you have 60 days from the moment you take the first test to finish all five.  

However, all incomplete GED® tests must be finished by December 31, 2013, or they will expire. Beginning in 2014 there will be a new version of the GED® test.

 

Test Scores (top)

What score do I need to pass the test?

Indiana test-takers need to score a 410 on each test and 2250 on the entire test battery (all five parts combined).  

 

Retake Policies (top)

If I don’t pass, how long do I have to wait before taking the test again?

There’s no wait period in Indiana for people who didn’t pass the first time. You can take the test again whenever you’re ready. However, we encourage you receive additional instruction in the classroom or try your hand at a practice test before you re-test.

Are there any other requirements before I take a re-test?

No, but you are encouraged to receive adult basic education (ABE) instruction and re-testing referral from an instructor. Finding an adult education center is easy. Enter your ZIP code in our locator tool and we’ll show you the closest learning centers to you.

How much does it cost to re-test? Can I take the retest for free?

In Indiana, the cost to re-test a subject varies by testing center for the pencil-and-paper version of the GED® test.

For the GED® test on computer, the price of re-test is the same as the original test: $24 per test. 

Learn more about retaking the test.

Questions? Feel free to call Indiana’s state office at (317) 234-7746.

Why can’t I re-test the subject that I failed?

Some states require people to finish taking all five subjects before being allowed to re-test in the areas that weren’t passed.

In Indiana, you’re required to finish the entire test before re-testing on any subjects.

Questions? Feel free to call Indiana’s state office at (317) 234-7746.

 

GED® Test Credential (top)

I took and passed the test but the jurisdiction won’t issue my diploma. Can you help me?

Sorry to hear that you’re having trouble with your diploma. Have you contacted your local testing center or state administrator yet?

My guess is that there may be additional requirements that you need to meet. You can call your state’s office at (317) 234-7746 to find out more about your credential.

Why do I need to work with my jurisdiction? Can’t I just get the diploma from you?

GED Testing Service develops the GED® test and works with each state to offer the test. The credential is issued based upon rules of each individual state—most states have slightly different rules and regulations.

Because of the state-by-state differences, GED Testing Service doesn’t issue diplomas. That’s why we encourage you to work closely with your state to get an answer. You can call Indiana’s state office at (317) 234-7746.

After I start taking the exam modules, how much time do I have to complete all of them to get credentialed?

Yes, in Indiana you have 60 days to complete all five content areas of the GED® test.

I want to order a copy of my transcript and/or diploma.

All official copies of GED® transcripts (score reports) or GED® Diplomas (now GED® Certificates of Achievement) must be obtained from DiplomaSender, the state’s GED® document fulfillment service. Visit the DiplomaSender site to learn more.

What is the GED® credential in my state called?

In Indiana the credential is called the General Educational Development Certificate of Achievement.


GED® Test Language Versions (top)

Can I take my GED® test in Spanish?

Yes, in Indiana you can take the GED® test in Spanish. The Spanish version of the test is available for test-takers interested in taking the GED® test on computer or the pencil-and-paper version.

Find a local testing center and register for the GED® test on computer.

Questions? Please contact Indiana’s state office at (317) 234-7746.

Can I take the GED® test in French?

In Indiana, you can take the French language GED® test on pencil and paper only. The French version of the GED® test on computer is not available.

Find a local testing center.

Questions? Please contact Indiana’s state office at (317) 234-7746.

Am I allowed to combine different language versions of the test together?

No, Indiana residents aren’t allowed to combine language versions to complete the test. This means you must take all five subjects in one language to earn your GED® test credential. You will not be allowed to combine Spanish tests with English tests or any other language version.

Questions? Please contact Indiana’s state office at (317) 234-7746.

Does Indiana have any requirements for English as a Second Language (ESL)?

English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction can help any non-native English speaker, but there aren’t any requirements for ESL classes in Indiana.

 

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