Adults - Jump-start your education, life and career by getting your GED in Kentucky
The nationally recognized GED® test offers you an opportunity to earn a GED® test credential. The GED® test is five tests that show you have the same level of knowledge as graduating high school seniors in reading, writing, math, science and social studies.
Step 1 - Make sure you qualify
To take the GED® test in Kentucky, you must:
- Have a Kentucky address.
- Be 19 or have reached the legal age of withdrawal in the local school district where you live and be withdrawn for at least 90 days.
- Pass GED Ready ™, the official practice test.
Step 2 - Contact a local adult education center
Lots of help is available to help you prepare for the GED test.
- Adult education centers in every Kentucky county offer free classes.
- The adult education centers can also help get you started so you can study at home through KET's Fast Forward .
- There are also online classes available through your local adult education center.
Step 3 - Take the test
The national fee to take the GED® test is $30 for each of the four modules which amounts to $120 for the complete test. The test can be taken at Pearson VUE/GED Testing Centers at numerous Kentucky locations. You can find a test center near you at the test center locator at GED.com.
The GED® test is not available online anywhere. If you find a website that offers "official" GED® tests online, it is a scam. You can earn a GED® test credential only by going in person and taking the test at an Official Person VUE/GED® Testing Center™.
Step 4 - Receive your results
You can view your test results online at GED.com. If you pass, you'll receive your diploma in about a week.
In 2014, test-takers will need to reach a score of at least 150 on each of the four
content areas (Reasoning Through Language Arts, Mathematical Reasoning, Science, and
Social Studies) in order to be eligible to receive a high school equivalency credential.
You can also demonstrate your higher level college and career readiness by earning a "GED® Honors" designation for any module by scoring 170 or above.
If you do not pass, you can study some more and take the test again.