In Alaska, you will get the GED diploma if you pass the 4 GED subject tests that make up the GED exam. The GED exam can be taken online or at a state-approved GED test center.
To register for the GED® exam or the GED Ready® tests, you will have to set up an account online at GED.com.
The GED test is a challenging assessment, and becoming decently prepared is required. In general, GED students need at least 2 months to get sufficiently prepared to take the GED battery successfully.
To get ready for the four sub-exams of the GED test, candidates may use a well-structured GED course, like the one from Onsego, or learn in a traditional classroom under the strict guidance of a teacher.
Alaska GED Testing Requirements
- You cannot already hold a high school or equivalent diploma.
- You cannot be signed up for any other school program.
- You must be 16 years of age or older.
- Applicants who are 16 or 17 years of age must meet additional criteria. They must, for instance, be officially withdrawn from high school, have permission from a parent or guardian, and have approval from their local school districts.
- There is no Alaska residency requirement.
Alaska GED Price
If you take the GED test in a testing center, you pay $36 per subject test or $144 overall.
When you take the GED test online, each sub-exam will also cost you $36, so $144 in total for the full battery. You should, however, also count the cost of taking four GED Ready practice tests ($28), which brings your total cost to $172.
To qualify for taking the GED exam online, you must first attain “green” scores (in the likely-to-pass range) on the GED Ready practice test, available at GED.com for $6.99 each. There’s one GED Ready test for each GED subtest, so that’ll add up to $28.
Students learning with Onsego’s My Advantage Plan receive four GED Ready tests for free. You may also want to read this post about the online GED test in Alaska.
You have the option to take one test at a time when you feel ready to do so, and you pay just for that section you register for.
Alaska GED Online Classes
We understand that life can be hectic, so we offer complete online GED classes that are bite-sized and engaging. Watch the lessons whenever you have a few minutes free.
Our online GED classes teach you everything you need to know for the GED exam. We cover all the topics, so there is no need to worry about missing anything.
The GED (acronym for General Educational Development) exam consists of four individual tests that students may complete to demonstrate that they have skills and knowledge at the level of students that completed their high school education.
The Online GED Test
The GED exam can be taken online as well. In the past, GED applicants were required to come to a state-designated testing site and take the four tests in person, but that has changed. To qualify for online proctored (OP) GED testing, students need to score in the “green” zone on the official GED Ready practice test.
FAQs About GED In Alaska
How to get a GED in Alaska
In Alaska, GED hopefuls need to pass the four subtests of the GED high school equivalency (HSE) exam to earn their high school equivalency diploma.
The GED exam is a fully computer-based exam, and you can register and pay for one subtest at a time.
What are the Alaska GED requirements?
In Alaska, GED test-takers need to be no younger than 16, though, for 16 and 17-year-olds, restrictions apply. They need, for example, permission from their school and hold parental consent. You are eligible if you don’t have a high school diploma or equivalent.
What does the Alaska GED cost?
The Alaska GED test, when done at a test center, costs $144, but you can take and pay for one of the four subtests at a time, so one subtest costs $36. The online GED test is just as expensive, $36 for each subtest. Keep in mind, however, that you’ll also have to purchase four GED Ready tests at $6.99 each (so that’s another $28). Onsego’s My Advantage students receive four GED Ready tests for free. GED applicants must register online at the website GED.com.
For more GED information:
Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development
1111 W 8th Street
Juneau, AK 99801