You must appear in person at our office to register to take the G.E.D.
You may register only between the hours of 9:00am and 3:00pm, Monday through Friday.
Read the following information carefully and completely.
Important! "No shows" for the test will forfeit their test fee. If there is a problem in making your TEST appointment time, you MUST call IN ADVANCE of your test day, or risk losing your test fee.
ELIGIBILITY: All Examinees must have resided in Indiana for at least 30 days immediately prior to testing.
17 years of age MUST supply: 1.) A document signed by a public school superintendant (not a school administrator, principal, secretary or designee), authorizing the 17 year old student to take the official G.E.D. examination. 2.) practice GED test results signed by an ABE or GED instructor.
IDENTIFICATION: Examinees MUST show THREE FORMS of positive identification. One must be a photo ID, two must bear the examinees signature. (Drivers license, photo ID, Social Security card, etc.) The third form should be a piece of mail showing the candidates name and Indiana residential address.
REGISTRATION: Examinees MUST pre-register, pay their fee, and make an appointment to test, IN PERSON! Identification will be checked at registration on test day. no walk-ins will be tested. You should register at least one week in advance. You must also fill out the demographics form and test materials when you pre-register. Pre-registration generally takes about 30-45 minutes.
TEST FEE : $70.00, payable upon pre-registration at the VU Bursars office. Payment may be made by cash, check, debit, or credit card, or present Agency voucher. Retests are $20.00 each.
TIME: The GED test is administered on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons in Room 130 of the Shake Learning Resources Center. You will take half the test on Wednesday, and then finish the second half on Thursday. All five tests must be completed within 60 days. Examinees must call the Center if they are unable to meet a scheduled appointment so rescheduling can be arranged within this time limit. If the examinee does not advise the Center of the need to miss a scheduled appointment, their tests will be returned to our file to be made available to other examinees.
On test days, you may not bring any study materials, cell phones, pagers, notes, books, backpacks, or aids of any kind into the testing room unless authorized for use during the test.
Day 1 - Test starts at 11:30 a.m. SHARP! If you are late, you lose both appointment days.
Test 1 - Writing Skills with Essay - 120 minutes
Test 3 - Science - 70 minutes
Day 2 - Test starts at 11:30 a.m. SHARP!
Test 5 - Mathematics - part 1 with calculator, part 2 without calculator- 90 minutes
Test 2 - Social Studies - 70 minutes
Test 4 - Language Arts Reading - 65 minutes
Examinees will be started as a group. You must be on time. If you arrive late, you will not be allowed to test and must reschedule at the end of the line. Make your time arrangements accordingly. Please note our office telephones are not available during or after testing.
It takes a standard score of 410 to pass each individual test; however, it takes an average standard score of 450 to pass the G.E.D. and receive a certificate of completion. Thus a total of 2250 points is required to pass.
Retesting may only begin after completion of the official exam. No more than three test sessions may occur within a calendar year. Each retest must be on a different form of the test. An applicant need only retake those subtests on which scores need to be raised. One or all five of the tests may be taken within the 35 day retesting period.