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
Confirm transportation to and from test site.
Set your alarm clock.
Get a good night’s sleep.
Day of the Test
Eat a good breakfast.
Bring a non-expired, government-issued photo ID.
Bring a handheld TI-30XS MultiView Science 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.