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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

Georgia's HOPE GED Grant

 

State Requirement (top)

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

In Georgia, 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 taking the test. In Georgia, you can be 16 or 17 and take the GED® test if you have the following exception:

Do I need to take a class or receive instruction before I can take the test if I am 18 or older?

No, Georgia 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 if I am 18 or older?

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 Georgia to take the test?

No, there is no residency requirement to take the test in Georgia. That means you don’t have to prove you live in that state to take the GED® test there.

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.

Georgia doesn’t have a residency requirement, so they’ll allow you to take the GED® test there.

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

There aren’t any additional requirements in Georgia. If you have more questions about the state’s testing program, please contact the state office at (404) 679-1645 or 1-800-94 MY GED.

 

Price & Payment (top)

How much does the GED® test cost?

Georgia charges $40 per subject-area for the GED® test.

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

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

Registration & Scheduling (top)

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

Yes, in Georgia 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.

You’re not required to be a resident of Georgia 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 Georgia.

Test Scores (top)

What score do I need to pass the test?

Georgia test-takers need to score a 150 on each subject-area test to earn a Georgia GED® Diploma. 

  • Below Passing: 100-149
  • GED® Passing Score: 150-169
  • GED® Honors Score: 170-200

Retake Policies (top)

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

In Georgia, you do not have to wait before taking the test again.

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

No, but you are encouraged to attend GED® preparation classes. 

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. 

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

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

GED® Test Credential (top)

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

There may be additional requirements that you need to meet. You can call your state’s office at (404) 679-1645 or 1-800-94 MY GED® 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 your state’s office at (404) 679-1645 or 1-800-94 MY GED to find out more about your credential.

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

In Georgia, you have no time limit to complete all four content areas.

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

In Georgia, official transcripts are $8 and diplomas are $15. Visit Georgia’s website for more information.

What is the GED® credential in my state called?

In Georgia the credential is called the Georgia GED® Diploma.

GED® Test Language Versions (top)

Can I take my GED® test in Spanish?

Yes, in Georgia you can take the GED® test in Spanish. Find a local testing center. Questions? Please contact Georgia’s state office at (404) 679-1645 or 1-800-94 MY GED.

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

No, Georgia test-takers aren’t allowed to combine language versions to complete the test and earn a credential.

This means you must take all four 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 Georgia’s state office at (404) 679-1645 or 1-800-94 MY GED.

Does Georgia have 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 Georgia.