People looking to earn their high school equivalency diplomas in Connecticut need to pass the GED test which includes four individual subtests, or modules.
The GED® diploma is across North America recognized and accepted in the same way as a standard high school diploma by just about all employers, educational institutions, and governmental agencies.
Connecticut GED testing requirements
- Test-takers cannot already hold a high school or equivalent credential.
- Test-takers cannot be registered for another educational program.
- They cannot be younger than 17 years of age.
- Test-takers under the age of 19 must meet additional criteria. They require, for instance, special permission from their school districts and from a parent or guardian.
- State residency is required.
- Test-takers are not required to attend a prep course, but they must first attain satisfactory results on the GED Ready® practice test.
- In Connecticut, before you are allowed to retake a failed GED subject test, you need to have taken all subtests. A 60-day wait period applies before retakes. Retakes can be done no more than three times in one calendar year per subject test.
Connecticut GED online
In Connecticut, GED applicants can sit for the GED exam at one of the state’s test centers or online, the O.P. (Online Proctored) GED test.
To qualify for online testing, test-takers must attain “likely to pass” (in the green zone) scores on the GED Ready test, but this also counts for students taking the exam at a test center.
Connecticut GED price
Connecticut subsidizes the GED test, so only state residents qualify. Applicants under the age of 21 and veterans can take the four tests at no charge and all others pay only $13,00 for the entire battery.
This price applies to both on-site and online GED testing. There is no requirement in Connecticut to take a GED prep course prior to testing but getting optimally prepared is the key to success.
The GED test results are scored on a scale that goes from 100 to 200. The following scores apply: 100-144 is the GED below a passing score; if you score in the 145-164 range you attain the GED high school equivalency score; the 165-174 range indicates you are college-ready, and a score from 175 to 200 will get you the college-ready score and up to 10 credits as well.
What’s on the GED test?
The four GED subtests are fully computer-based and the four testing areas are Social Studies, Mathematics, Science, and Language Arts (writing and reading combined).
You don’t need to sit for all four GED subtests at the same time, the GED exam is modular meaning you can take them (if you wish) one or more at a time.
How to prepare for the GED test
There are many GED prep sites in Connecticut that provide (often free) classes where you can get all set for the GED tests and there are also many books and other study material available at your community library or local book store.
Nowadays, you can also find some pretty good and well-structured online GED prep courses like the GED Prep Course developed by ONSEGO. This is a premium course that will get you ready for success on the GED exam very fast at a modest fee. Whichever way you prefer for your preparation, just be sure to get optimally prepared because the computer-based GED exam has become pretty challenging.
How to register for the GED test
The registration process for the GED exam is smooth. Go to the website GED.com and you’ll be asked to create your account with the online portal MyGED. Here, you’ll find lots of information about all the things related to GED testing, trends in the job market, academic programs offered by universities and colleges, and a lot more.
This is also the place where you schedule your GED test appointments and make payments. Please note that if you require an accommodation for any reason, you need to do so timely at the official GED website GED.com or ask a testing site near you for help.