The General Education Development (GED) test measures your educational competencies equivalent to that of a high school graduate. Furthermore, the GED consists of the following subject areas: Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Language Arts (Reading), and Language Arts (Writing). The GED takes approximately seven hours and five minutes to complete. In some places, you can take it one single section at a time. In other areas, you must complete the test in one or two sittings.
- Notification of your test results can take up to two weeks.
- There are 3,400 GED testing sites across the United States and Canada with the cost changing depending on the state, and the GED cost ranges from $80 to $150.
- In each section you must score at least 145 points to pass with a possible total of 200, and your combined GED score must be at least 580 out of a potential 800.
- You also receive a percentile score that describes your rank among high school graduates in the country.
- Accordingly, a percentile of 77 indicates that you outscored 77 percent of all graduating seniors.
By earning a GED, you can continue your studies at a collegiate level. Most colleges and universities accept a GED in place of a high school diploma. A GED also qualifies you for more jobs and higher quality jobs. For more information regarding the GED, see the following official website: www.acenet.edu.