Arizona GED Requirements

Arizona is using the entirely computer-based GED® Test to measure its residents’ knowledge and skills at a level that may be expected of high school graduates. You will earn the Arizona GED® Diploma if you successfully pass all four subtests (modules) of the GED HSE (high school equivalency) exam.

This credential is equivalent to a normal high school degree and accepted by the vast majority of American institutions of higher education, employers, and government organizations.

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Arizona GED Testing Requirements

  • You don’t already hold a secondary degree (high school or equivalent diploma)
  • You did not yet sign up for any other educational program
  • Your age is at least 16. Test takers who are 16 or 17 years of age need to be officially withdrawn from their school and also have permission from a parent or guardian
  • GED Testers must also pass a Civics exam in Arizona

In Arizona, you don’t need to be a state resident and the cost is $35 for each of the four subject tests (or $140 for the complete GED battery).

GED testing is scored on a 100-200 scale and is as follows:

  • Below Passing: 100-144
  • High School Equivalency: 145-164
  • College-Ready: 165-174
  • College-Ready + Credit: 175-200

All across Arizona, you can find numerous locations where GED® preparatory classes are offered to get you optimally prepared to sit for the four GED tests successfully and there are also some pretty good online courses that you can follow from the comfort of your own home. There now is also an online GED testing possibility for qualifying students so for them, there’s no need any longer to show up in person at one of Arizona’s official GED testing centers.

The GED Test contains four separate tests (modules) that must be done entirely in a computer-based format and the four testing areas are Social Studies, Science, Mathematical Reasoning (Math), and Literacy (Reasoning through Language Arts-RLA).

In Arizona, you don’t need to take a preparatory course first. It is advised though, that you get well-prepared by attending a GED prep class or following a really good prep course over the internet as the four GED tests have become pretty challenging.

So to take the GED tests, you were required to show up personally at an official Arizona GED testing center but now, online GED testing is also possible. Please bear in mind that if you want to apply for some accommodation, you need to do so timely. For details, go to, the official website of GED Testing Service. Here you can also register for and schedule your tests and make payments.

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