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GED® Testing

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North Georgia Technical College GED® Testing Centers administers the Pearson Vue Computer-Based GED testing format as part of the state-wide implementation of this system.

In-Person GED v. Online GED comparison chart

Test Fee

  • The total cost for all four sections of the GED test is $160 or $40 per section.

Testers

  • Test candidates register, schedule, and pay for test with a credit card by going to www.ged.com or by calling 1-877-EXAM GED (392-6433) (open 7 a.m., - 7 p.m. CST)
  • You will need an active email address to register

Online Testing

  • Available to take from home 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 
  • Link to the Online GED Test website: https://ged.com/take-the-ged-test-online/ 
  • You will need a computer, webcam, and reliable internet — no tablets or phones are allowed. 

For more information about taking the GED® test, please contact 706-754-7813, 706-754-7748, or your local learning center.

COVID-19 Testing Requirements in Georgia

One of the following forms is required each time you enter a testing center during the COVID-19 Pandemic. 

GED® Preparation

Individuals who have not received a high school diploma or its equivalent have a low-cost opportunity to earn one. When you earn a diploma or GED® credential, you have also earned the opportunity to find a stable job with a good income. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, a person with a high school diploma or GED® credential will earn $7,658 more annually than a non-high school graduate.
While earning a GED® credential cannot solve ALL of life's problems, it can be a step in the right direction. Many adult education students testify that obtaining a GED® diploma has helped them qualify for advanced training, obtain a better job, and provide better support for their children's educational development. The GED® credential can be an open door to a brighter future!
GED®graduates may be eligible to receive a $500 HOPE GED® Voucher to use toward postsecondary education in Georgia. Contact the Georgia Student Finance Commission for more information and to see if you would qualify.


If you are interested in earning a GED® diploma, you:

  • must be at least 16 years of age.
  • cannot be currently enrolled in a high school/home school program.
  • cannot have graduated from an accredited high school.
  • cannot have received a high school diploma or its equivalent.

 

The GED® test consists of four (4) separate tests in the following subject areas: Reasoning through Language Arts, Mathematical Reasoning, Science, and Social Studies. Successfully passing these four tests demonstrates that the individual has acquired a level of learning that is comparable to that of traditional high school graduates. The GED® Testing Program in Georgia is jointly administered by the GED® Testing Service (GEDTS) and the American Council on Education by the Technical College System of Georgia's Office of Adult Education GED® Testing Service. The GED® Tests are developed by GEDTS, and the same tests are given in all 50 states.
North Georgia Technical College is a designated official test center for administering the GED® test. Examinees who make satisfactory scores on the test will earn a GED® Diploma from the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG).