Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
What is the discounted retake program?
Every student who schedules a 2014 GED® test is automatically eligible for two discounted retakes on every GED® test subject purchased. If you don’t pass the test subject, you can use the discounted retakes to try again.
How do I know if I’m eligible for discounted retakes?
You are eligible for two discounted retakes per subject if:
- You paid for at least one 2014 GED® test subject
- You didn’t pass the GED® test subject you attempted or didn't show up for your GED® test appointment
- Your initial test attempt was less than one year ago
What is a GED® test subject?
A GED® test subject includes any of the four test parts: Mathematical Reasoning, Reasoning Through Language Arts (RLA), Science, and Social Studies.
Can I get a discounted retake for more than one GED® test subject?
Yes, test-takers are eligible for two discounted retakes for every GED® test subject they purchase. So if a test-taker purchases all four subjects and doesn’t pass, he or she will receive eight discounted retakes (two per subject) to retest.
HOW TO USE THE DISCOUNTS?
How do I redeem my discounted retakes?
To redeem your discounted retakes, simply log into your MyGED™ account at GED.com and schedule your test. Once you select your test, testing center, and test time, your shopping cart will automatically update to reflect the discounted price of your test.
I passed my GED® test but want to try and score higher. Can I use my discounted retake?
No, you can only use a discounted retake on a test you did not pass.
Can I use my discounted retake for a different subject test?
No, discounted retakes cannot be transferred between subjects.
When you purchase a subject test - for example, the Mathematical Reasoning test - the two discounted retakes you receive for that purchase must be used on the Mathematical Reasoning test. If you pass the test on your first attempt, you will not receive the discounted retakes.
What happens if I use both my retakes and still need to test again?
If you used both discounted retakes for a test subject and need to test again, you must purchase the test at full price. When you purchase the test at the full price, you’ll receive two more discounted retakes, which you can use should you need to retest for that subject again.
Do I need a voucher code?
No, you do not need a voucher code to redeem your discounted retake. Your discount will be automatically applied in the shopping cart when you log into MyGED™ to schedule your retake.
How much do I save with my discounted retake?
For every discounted retake, GED Testing Service waives its $20 testing fee. Since you receive two discounted retakes per subject, you can save up to $40 if you use both retakes.
Your state or testing center may also waive its fees, increasing the total savings. Check your state policies for retakes or talk to your local testing center to find out more.
When do the savings show up in my shopping cart?
When you start scheduling your test, the prices you see will be the full, non-discounted prices. Once you select your test, testing center, and test time, the shopping cart will update to reflect your discounted retake price.
Why is the price of my discounted retake different depending on where I take the test?
When you schedule your discounted retake, the only costs you pay are any state or testing center fees required by your state. Since these fees are set by the state, the price you pay for your discounted retake will vary depending on where you test. Also, some individual testing centers may choose to waive their testing center retake fee. This will also affect your discounted retake price.
Can I redeem another discount when I schedule my discounted retake?
No, you cannot combine the discounted retake with any other discounts.
When I rescheduled my GED® test, I paid full price. Since I was eligible for the discounted retake, can I get a refund?
Your discounted retake savings are automatically applied in the shopping cart when you schedule your test in MyGED™. If you were charged full price, it is likely you were not eligible for the discount. If you believe you were charged incorrectly, please contact the call center at 1-877-EXAM-GED.
How long do I have to use my discounted retakes?
Discounted retakes are good for 12 months after the initial test attempt.
Are there any restrictions for how soon I can reschedule my retake?
GED Testing Service policy states that you can take one GED® subject test three times without waiting. After the third attempt, you must wait 60 days before you can test in that subject again. Please note that states may have other restrictions for retesting, so be sure to review your state's retesting policy for more information.
If a student tests in both English and Spanish, will the 60-day wait period still apply after they test three times?
Retake rules are enforced for students retesting in different languages. For example, if you take an English test three times, then move to a Spanish test, the GED Testing Service 60-day wait period is enforced. If a state has additional retesting requirements, these requirements will also be enforced.
Can I use my discounted retake in a different testing center than I tested the first time?
Yes, you can schedule your discounted retake in any testing center that offers the 2014 GED® test.
Can I use my discounted retake in a different state than when I tested the first time?
You can schedule your discounted retake in any testing center that offers the 2014 GED® test – provided you meet any residency requirements that the state has for taking the GED® test.
I received an email saying I was eligible for a free retake of the Math test - is this the same thing?
The discounted retake program is different than the free math test retake offer. If you received an email notifying you are eligible for a free math test retake, you must contact the call center at 1-877-EXAM-GED to schedule your test.