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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.

 

State Requirements

Price & Payment

Registration & Scheduling

Test Scores

Retake Policies

GED® Test Credential

Different Languages

 

State Requirements (top)

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

In Connecticut, the minimum age required to take the GED® test is 19 years old.  

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

This rule changes based on which state you’re taking the test. In Connecticut, you can be 17 or 18 and take the GED® test if you meet the following exception:

  • Individuals who are either 17 or 18 years of age at the time of GED® test registration must submit documentation that they have been officially withdrawn from a Connecticut school for at least six months
  • 17-year-olds must submit an official withdrawal form with a parent or guardian signature which shall include an attestation from a guidance counselor or school administrator
  • 18-year-olds may submit a letter from their last high school that states the class they entered in ninth grade with (or would have entered if never enrolled in high school) has already graduated

Individuals between the ages of 17 and 18 years of age who are homeschooled and wish to take the GED® tests must have a parent/guardian obtain documentation from the local school district acknowledging their original intent to homeschool. Once the parent/guardian obtains the evidence, they should contact the Connecticut State Department of Education GED office at (860) 807-2110 or email ged@ct.gov and request a homeschooling attestation form signed by the GED Administrator™.

Since home-schooled students cannot procure a school withdrawal form, they can use this attestation form to register for the GED® tests.

Can I take the test if I attended an unaccredited high school?

Individuals whose high school diplomas are from unaccredited high schools or those who have secondary school diplomas from countries outside the United States and Canada are eligible to take the GED® tests if they meet all other eligibility and identity requirements.  

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

No, Connecticut 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 or contact the Connecticut State Department of Education GED office at (860) 807-2110.

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 Connecticut to take the test?

Yes, in Connecticut you’re required to be a resident. 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 Connecticut State Department of Education GED office at (860) 807-2110.

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

Some states allow people who are not residents of the state 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.

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

Are there any additional state requirements for me to pass my GED® test?

There aren’t any additional requirements in Connecticut. If you have more questions about the state’s testing program, please contact the Connecticut State Department of Education GED office at (860) 807-2110. 

Price & Payment (top)

How much does the GED® test cost?

Currently, Connecticut charged $0 for residents to take the GED® tests; however, there is a registration fee.

How much does it cost to retake the test? Can I retake the test for free?

GED Testing Service offers a discounted retake program for all GED® test-takers. According to the program’s policy, you are eligible for:

  • Two discounted retakes for each subject area taken
  • GED Testing Service fees are waived every retake ($20 per subject area test)
  • States and testing centers can choose to waive their fees
  • You must schedule retakes one at a time for the discount to apply
  • Discounted retakes cannot be combined with any other discounts
  • Retakes must occur within 12 calendar months of your initial attempt
  • After your two discounted retakes, you will need to wait at least 60 days, pay the full retake price and then you will receive two more discounted retakes

Currently, Connecticut does not have a fee to retake the GED® tests. 

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Registration & Scheduling (top)

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

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

If you fail to reschedule or cancel your test at least 24 hours before your appointment time, you must wait 60 days before you can take that test again.  

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.

You’re required to be a resident of Connecticut to take the test there.

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

There is no time limit to finish the test in Connecticut.

 

Test Scores (top)

What score do I need to pass the test?

You need to score a 145 on each module and 580 on the entire test battery (all four parts combined).

  • Below Passing: 100-144
  • GED® Passing Score: 145-164
  • GED® College Ready: 165-174
  • GED® College Ready + Credit: 175-200

Retake Policies (top)

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

In Connecticut, test takers must take all four modules of the GED® test before they are able to retake any failed module.  Test takers must also wait 60 days before retaking any failed module.  A test taker who unsuccessful in any module may only take repeat the subject 3 times per year.

How much does it cost to retake the test? Can I retake the test for free?

GED Testing Service offers a discounted retake program for all GED® test-takers. According to the program’s policy, you are eligible for:

  • Two discounted retakes for each subject area taken
  • GED Testing Service fees are waived every retake ($20 per subject area test)
  • States and testing centers can choose to waive their fees
  • You must schedule retakes one at a time for the discount to apply
  • Discounted retakes cannot be combined with any other discounts
  • Retakes must occur within 12 calendar months of your initial attempt
  • After your two discounted retakes, you will need to wait at least 60 days, pay the full retake price and then you will receive two more discounted retakes

In Connecticut, a test taker has 3 opportunities to take and successfully pass the GED® tests in a calendar year.

Sign up for your next test now at GED.com.

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

Connecticut requires test takers to finish taking all four subjects before being allowed to re-test in the areas that weren’t passed.

Test takers must take all four modules of the GED® test before they are able to retake any failed module.  Test takers must also wait 60 days before retaking any failed module.  

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 the Connecticut State Department of Education GED office at (860) 807-2110.

In Connecticut, it takes 4-6 weeks to process, before a state diploma and transcript are issued.

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 the Connecticut State Department of Education GED office at (860) 807-2110.

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

This depends on the state you’re testing in. In Connecticut you have no time limit to complete all four content areas.

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

To receive an official copy of your GED® test transcript or have a transcript sent to a college, training provider or employer, please fill out the transcript request form and return to the Connecticut State Department of Education. There is no fee for this service. All requests are processed within ten (10) business days of receipt of the request.

Get the forms to request your transcript here.

The Connecticut GED® Office does not issue duplicate diplomas. All individuals seeking verification of a State High School Diploma through passage of the GED® tests receive an Official GED® Transcript.

The transcript lists the test scores for each subject, confirms issuance of a State High School Diploma and provides the number of the diploma along with the date on which that diploma was issued. This official transcript is printed on copy-safe paper with a raised seal.

Any attempt to fax, copy, or scan an official GED® transcript will result in the reproduction being watermarked as an “UNAUTHORIZED COPY”.

What is the GED® credential in my state called?

In Connecticut the credential is called the Connecticut State High School Diploma


GED® Test Language Versions (top)

Can I take my GED® test in Spanish?

Yes, in Connecticut you can take the GED® test in Spanish.

Find a local testing center.

Questions? Please contact the Connecticut State Department of Education GED office at (860) 807-2110.

Can I take the GED® test in French?

No, you can’t take the French version of the GED® test in Connecticut.

Questions? Please contact the Connecticut State Department of Education GED office at (860) 807-2110.

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

Yes, Connecticut residents are allowed to combine Spanish and English language versions of the GED® test. You can combine the tests together to earn your GED® test credential.

Questions? Please contact the Connecticut State Department of Education GED office at (860) 807-2110.

Does Connecticut 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 Connecticut.