How (and Where) to Schedule to Take the GED - dummies

How (and Where) to Schedule to Take the GED

By Murray Shukyn, Dale E. Shuttleworth, Achim K. Krull

To take the GED test, you schedule it based on the available testing dates. Each state or local testing center sets its own schedule for the GED test, which means that your state decides how and when you can take each section of the test. It also determines how often you can retake a failed section.

Because a computer now administers the test, you can schedule an individual appointment. Your test starts when you start and ends when your allotted time is completed. The test centers are small computer labs, often containing no more than 15 seats, and actual testing facilities are located in many communities in your state.

At the present time, some states don’t offer the GED test: Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, and West Virginia don’t offer the test. You can take the test in a neighboring state that allows non-residents to test.  Just select the state you’d like to test in when you set up your MyGED account. And remember — nearly all employers and higher education schools nationally accept your passing score.

You book your appointment through the GED Testing Service. Your local GED test administrator can give you all the information you need about scheduling the test. In addition, local school districts and community colleges can provide information about local test centers in your area.

Sending a specific question or request to the GED Testing Service may come with a charge for the service. To save money, you’re better off asking a person at your local testing center. That way, you don’t have to pay for the privilege of asking a question, and your answer will be based on rules and conditions specific to your area.