Learn about what to expect before you take your test.

What is the GED® test?

The General Education Diploma (GED®) test is a high-school equivalency test. What does that mean? It means that passing this test is, essentially, the same thing as graduating from high school. It shows colleges, employers, and the world that you have all the fundamental knowledge and basic reasoning skills you’d normally learn in high school.

About the GED®

What's on the test?

What's on the test?

The GED® “test” is actually four different tests, each covering one of four main subject areas: Reasoning through Language Arts (RLA), Mathematical Reasoning, Science, and Social Studies. When you’re ready to take your exam, you have the option to take each of these tests one at a time or up to two of them in one day. It’s up to you!

How long does it take?

How long does it take?

Each test is a different length:

  • Reasoning through Language Arts – 150 minutes
  • Mathematical Reasoning – 115 minutes
  • Science – 90 minutes
  • Social Studies – 70 minutes

What kind of questions are on the test?

What kinds of questions are on the test?

The computer-based GED® test has a variety of question types, including:

  • Multiple choice
  • Drag and drop
  • Hotspot (select an area)
  • Fill in the blank
  • Short answer
  • Extended response

How much does it cost?

How much does it cost?

Normally, each section of the GED® test would cost you about $35 or less, depending on which state you take the test in. If you study for your GED® test through the Good Neighbor Initiative, however, it costs you nothing. Zip. Zero. Zilch. Your GED® test fee is 100% on us at no obligation to you. Pretty neat, huh?

Can I take the test near me?

Can I take the test near me?

That depends. GED® Testing Service, the organization the offers the GED® test, has testing centers in many different cities and states across the country. The Good Neighbor Initiative, however, only offers no-cost GED® test prep courses in a limited number of locations. We also have certified GED® testing centers in Fort Collins, Colorado; Colorado Springs, Colorado; and Flagstaff, Arizona.

Jennifer Chapman

"I liked this GED® test service because I could go at my own pace. The website was easy to use, and the tutors were easy to work with. Math was hard for me, but I could always ask questions and get help. I loved that it was all offered at no cost, and I loved how I felt when I passed the test."

Karyn Roberts
St. George, Utah

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