Alabama GED Requirements

In Alabama, students can earn a GED diploma if they pass the four subtests that make up the GED exam. The GED exam can be taken online or at an official Alabama GED test center.

Registration for the GED® exam or the GED Ready® tests is done online at the website The four sub-exams measure proficiency in Mathematics, English Language Arts, Social Studies, and Science.

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The four GED exams are challenging assessments, and becoming fully prepared is the key to success. Most test-takers require at least 2 to 3 months to get all set for the GED battery.

GED Alabama Testing Requirements

  • You cannot already hold a high school or equivalent diploma.
  • You cannot be signed up for any other education program.
  • You must be at least 16 years old.
  • 16 and 17-year-olds must meet additional requirements. They must, for instance, have permission from their school districts and hold parental consent.
  • The Alabama GED exam is open to non-residents as well, but only if they are 18 years old or older.
  • There’s no requirement to first pass a practice test, except when taking the GED test online.

Alabama GED Price

if you sit for the Alabama GED exam at a test center, the GED sub-exams cost $36 per subject, so $144 for the full battery.

Online GED testing costs $36 per subject test as well, so $144 for the complete exam. Additionally, you should also count the $28 for taking four GED Ready tests in total, bringing the GED test online costs in Alabama to $172.

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Online GED Test

So the GED exam can be taken online as well. In earlier days, to acquire a GED diploma, you had to appear, in person, at one of Alabama’s official GED test facilities, but today, that has changed.

If you want to qualify for taking the four GED sub-exam online, you’ll first have to reach scores in the “green zone” (likely to pass) on the GED Ready® official practice test. To read more about online GED testing, go to this post-> The online GED test.

GED Test Scores

The four GED subtests are measured on a scale from 100 to 200.
100-144 is the below-passing score
145-164 is the high school equivalency score
165-174 is the college-ready score
175-200 is the college-ready + college credit score

How To Prepare For The GED Test

In Alabama, you are not required to take a prep course before testing. It would be wise, though, to get optimally prepared. The GED has become quite challenging, and getting perfectly prepared is your key to success.

Onsego’s online GED preparatory programs will get you ready for the real thing fast. Online studying requires some self-discipline on your behalf but is a perfect option for students with busy agendas and those living in remote Alabama regions. Just make sure you’ll become perfectly prepared to take the GED exam successfully!

FAQ about GED in Alabama

How to get a GED in Alabama?

To get a GED in Alabama, you need to pass the four tests of the GED high school equivalency (HSE) exam.

The four independent GED subtests (also referred to as modules) cover the fields of Mathematics, Language Arts, Social Studies, and Science. The GED is an entirely computer-formatted exam.

What are the Alabama GED testing requirements?

The GED exam is only for people who don’t have a high school diploma. Alabama requires test-takers to be at least 16 years of age. Applicants 16 and 17 years old need to meet strict requirements, though, like having permission from their school district and holding parental consent. There is no state residency requirement, and you also don’t need to first pass a practice test, unless you take the exam online.

What is the GED cost in Alabama?

In Alabama, the GED exam costs $144 for the entire exam ($36 per subtest) if you take the exam at a physical test site. If you take the test online, it’ll also cost you $36 per subtest. You can take (and pay for) the four GED subtests one at a time. Registration and scheduling of your tests are done online at When taken online, you should also add the cost for four GED Ready practice tests ($6.99 each, so $28 in total). If you choose Onsego’s My Advantage Plan, you will get 4 GED Ready tests for free.

For more information:
Alabama Community College System
Adult Education, GED Office
135 S Union Street
Montgomery, AL 36130
Phone: 334.293.4567