In the State of Florida, you will receive the GED Diploma when you successfully pass the four subtests of the GED High School Equivalency Test.
The GED® test gives adults who could not finish their regular high school curriculum one more chance to get hold of a credential that is across the nation accepted in the same way as a conventional high school diploma.
Florida GED testing requirements
- You can not already have a secondary education degree (high school or equivalent diploma).
- You are not signed up for another school program.
- You need to be at least 16 years of age.
- 16- and 17-year-olds need to meet additional, strict criteria. They must, for example, be officially withdrawn from their high schools and have parental consent.
- Florida doesn’t require state residency.
- Florida doesn’t require you to attend a GED prep course or first attain passing scores on the GED Ready® practice test.
Florida GED online
In Florida, you can take the GED exam at one of Florida’s state-designated testing centers or online, the Online Proctored GED Test. To qualify for online testing, however, you must first reach passing scores on the GED Ready practice test available at GED.com at $6.99.
There are four GED Ready tests, one for each of the four GED sub-exams. So this will add $28 to your total GED testing cost.
Florida GED price
If you sit for the GED exam at one of Florida’s test centers, the price of the four GED sub-exams is $32 per subject (or $128 for the entire GED battery).
If you take the GED exam online, you’ll have to pay $38 per individual sub-exam, so $152 in total. As said earlier, however, you should count the additional GED Ready costs ($28) as well, so your real total cost will be $180.
The four GED subtests are scored on a scale that runs from 100 to 200 and the following scores apply:
- 100-144: Below Passing Score
- 145-164: High School Equivalency Passing Score
- 165-174: College-Ready Score
- 175-200: College-Ready Plus Credit Score
How to prepare for the GED test
The GED exam measures skills and knowledge at the same level that may be expected of graduating high school seniors. The passing standards of the four GED sub-exams are set in such a way that some forty percent of all high school graduates would not pass on the first try, so be sure to get optimally prepared!
In Florida, there is no requirement to first take preparatory classes or take a practice test, but it is strongly advised that you get optimally prepared by attending a physical class or learn with prep books available from community libraries or local book stores.
These days, there are also some very good online courses, like the GED Prep Course developed by ONSEGO. This premium course allows you to get all set for the challenging GED test fast at a modest fee.
It doesn’t matter whether you want to register for a physical classroom course or that you sign up for a well-structured GED prep course over the internet, just make sure you’ll get all set to pass the four GED sub-exams (one or more at a time, if you wish).
What’s on the GED test?
The GED exam comes with four separate subject tests that are administered entirely on a computer. The tests can be taken one at a time and in any order. They cover the academic fields of Math (Mathematical Reasoning), Literacy (RLA-Reasoning through Language Arts), Social Studies, and Science.
How to register for the GED test
To register for GED testing, you go to GED.com where you’ll have to set up your account on the portal MyGED. This is the location for registration, scheduling your test appointments, and making payments.
There’s also a lot of information about colleges and universities and their academic offerings, what jobs are in high demand these days, what you can do after you’ve earned your GED, the entire test-taking process, and a lot more. Please note that accommodations need to be requested in a timely manner via the website GED.com.
It’s all about YOUR future
Securing your GED diploma will surely lead to better job options and a good career! Nowadays, practically all positions, also at entry levels, demand that you hold at least a high school or equivalent diploma. So getting hold of your GED diploma allows you to pursue your dreams, right?
Holders of a GED or high school diploma will, on average, earn at least $9.600 more annually than persons that do not hold the credential. Just start working toward your GED today and you’ll see that a rewarding and bright future will be yours!