☐ Sign up for the GED.
☐ Enroll at a GED prep center.
☐ Use study materials.
☐ Study. Study. Study.
☐ Stick with it. Stick with it. Stick with it.
☐ Take GED Ready practice tests to see how ready you are to pass the real thing.
☐ Check for and clear any alerts in your account.
☐ Schedule the real thing.
☐ Try to set aside time for a lunch break when taking more than one test on the same day.
☐ Get accommodations for disabilities (as needed).
☐ Arrange to take the test in Spanish (as needed).
Night Before the Test
☐ Don’t cram.
☐ Confirm transportation to and from test site.
☐ Set your alarm clock.
☐ Get a good night’s sleep.
Day of the Test
☐ Don’t cram.
☐ Eat a good breakfast.
☐ Bring a non-expired, government-issued photo ID.
☐ Bring a handheld TI-30XS MultiView Scientific Calculator.
☐ Do not bring other personal items, including cellphones, into the testing room.
☐ Arrive at least 15 minutes before the test.
☐ Check in when you arrive.
☐ Make sure you are given “scratch paper” in the form of a marker with a wipe-off board.
After the Test
☐ Log in to get scores from your GED account.
☐ Get score explanations.
– Below Passing: <145
– Pass/High School Equivalency: ≥145
– Pass/College Ready: ≥165
– Pass/College Ready + College Credit: ≥175
☐ Be careful with score explanations; they don’t account for your motivation and goals.
☐ Request your transcript.