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Welcome to the home of the official High School Equivalency (HSE) Diploma in Georgia where you should find everything you need to know about preparing and taking the GED® test.

Quick Facts

  • GED preparation classes are free. Contact your local Adult Education Center (list) for information about classes.
  • Scholarships are available to assist with GED Testing fees. See your local adult education center for more information.
  • Georgia GED graduates may be eligible to receive the $500 HOP E GED Grant to use toward postsecondary education in Georgia.

Frequently Asked Questions about GED Testing

Q1: What is the GED test?
A1: The GED test is a four-subject high school equivalency test that measures stills required by high schools and requested by colleges and employers. The four subjects are:

Click on each subject above for sample questions.

Q2: What do the sections of each subject include?
A2: Click here to see an overview of what is on the GED test.

Q3: Is there a fee to take the GED test?
A3: In Georgia, each subject-area test is $40.

Q4: Who is eligible to take the GED test?
A4: The GED test can only be administered to individuals who:

  • Are at least 16 years of age* (*16 and 17 year olds must enroll in a state-approved adult education program and receive approval to test. Contact your local Adult Education Center for more information.)
  • Have not graduated from an accredited high school
  • Are not currently enrolled in a regular high school; and
  • Can provide a valid photo ID (driver’s license, state identification card, military ID or Passport).

Q5: Do I have to be a resident of Georgia to take the GED test in Georgia?
A5: No. You do not need to be a resident of Georgia to take the GED test in Georgia.

Q6: How do I register to take the GED test on computer?
A6: Visit www.ged.com or call 1-877 EXAM GED to register, schedule and pay for the GED test. Credit and debit cards are acceptable forms of payment. You must bring a valid photo ID (driver’s license, state identification card, military ID or Passport) with you on test day.

Q7: What score is required to pass the GED test?
A7: In order to pass the GED test, a candidate must score 145 on each subject-area test.

Q8: When can I retest and what is the cost?
A8: Candidates may take each subject-area test three times without any waiting period. After the third attempt, candidates must wait 60-days after their last attempt before they can test again. The first two retakes will be $20 if the retakes occur within 12 calendar months. Any additional retakes will be $40.

Q9: When will I receive my transcript and/or diploma?
A9: Candidates should expect to receive results in the mail within 2-3 weeks from the test date.

Q10: How do I get duplicate official transcripts or diplomas?
A10: See Request GED Transcript and Diplomas.

Q11: What can I do once I receive my GED diploma in Georgia?
A11: Georgia residents may be eligible for the $500 HOPE GED Grant, which can be used toward postsecondary education in Georgia. Test-takers must enter their social security number into the GED.com account to qualify. GED Graduates may also attend college with free tuition if you enroll in one of the 17 areas funded by the HOPE Career Grant. Visit here for detailed information on HOPE Career Grant programs.

The Georgia GED Testing Program is jointly administered by the GED Testing Service, LLC and the Technical College System of Georgia. The GED test is developed by the GED Testing Service, LLC.