Ask This When Getting Your GED Online

A high school diploma or a GED equivalency is a requirement for many jobs above the minimum wage level. It is also a requirement to enter college and pursue a higher education. For many adults that never received their diploma, finding the time to study for and take the GED tests can seem like an insurmountable obstacle. With the help of web based study aids and practice tests, attaining a GED can be a relatively simple matter.


  1. AskThisWhen on June 29, 2015 at 12:53 pm

    What subjects are covered by the GED tests?

    The GED is designed to ensure that an individual has knowledge and education that is well rounded and similar to what a high school graduate has received. To that end, the test consists of Mathematics, Science, Language Arts, Reading and Writing, and Social Studies. The tests consist of a combination of multiple choice, reading comprehension, and essay questions. All of the sections must be passed with a score of 60% or greater to receive the GED.



  2. AskThisWhen on June 29, 2015 at 12:53 pm

    Is it necessary to study to pass the GED tests?

    It is certainly helpful to study, particularly in any areas that are known to be lacking. The tests will be determining if the individual’s knowledge is equal to or greater than 60% of high school graduates. There are many websites on the internet that have study guides and practice tests that have been designed to help people pass their GED tests. This is particularly helpful for individuals that have full time jobs that might not allow them to attend GED study classes that are offered in many areas.



  3. AskThisWhen on June 29, 2015 at 12:53 pm

    What if someone does not pass all five sections of the GED tests?

    If all five sections are not passed during the first attempt, the person would only be required to retake those sections that were failed. In some states this may require that they pay an additional fee or wait for a period of time before they can retake those sections of the test. The government department of education website for the state should be able to provide details of any fees or waiting periods that are needed.



  4. AskThisWhen on June 29, 2015 at 12:54 pm

    How soon will an individual find out how well they did on the GED tests?

    A transcript of their test scores will be mailed to the individual within a few weeks by most GED testing centers. They can also request additional copies of the transcript directly from the testing center or by submitting a request form that can be found on the American Council on Education (ACE) website. ACE is the national organization that oversees the GED testing process in the United States.



  5. AskThisWhen on June 29, 2015 at 12:54 pm

    Can the GED tests be taken online?

    Right now the GED is not being offered online in the United States. The tests themselves take approximately seven hours to complete, so it would only be necessary for someone to clear their schedule for a single day. ACE maintains a list of the over 3400 testing centers in the United States. Individuals can best determine which center is more convenient for them. There are practice tests and study aids available online for people interested in taking the tests.