Georgia GED Requirements

In Georgia, students are awarded a GED diploma if they pass the 4-subtest GED exam. The exam may be taken at an official Georgia test center or online.

GED® candidates must register for the exam on the website, where they will need to set up an account with the MyGED portal.


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It is crucial to get well-prepared. The four GED sub-exams are challenging assessments, and on average, students need at least 2-3 months to get optimally prepared and take the exam successfully.

Georgia GED Test Requirements

  • Test-takers cannot already hold a high school or equivalent diploma.
  • The minimum age to qualify for GED testing in Georgia is 16.
  • Applicants under the age of 18 must meet strict additional requirements, such as having permission from their school boards and holding parental or guardian consent.
  • Under-age applicants must also register for a state-approved GED course for at least 40 hours and get approval to take the GED test by Georgia’s Office of Adult Education.
  • In Georgia, there’s no state residency requirement.

Georgia GED Price

When taking the GED test in a testing center, you pay $46 per subject test (or $184 for the full battery).

If you take the exam online, each sub-exam will set you back $46 as well, so your overall testing fee will also be $184. You should, however, add to that the cost of four GED Ready® tests ($28 in total), so your overall cost will be $212.

To qualify for taking the GED exam online, you must first attain “likely-to-pass” scores (in the green range) on the GED Ready practice test, available at for $6.99 each. For each GED subtest, there’s a GED Ready test, so that makes $28 on top of the testing fees.

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Georgia GED Online Classes

Onsego provides Georgia residents with a complete GED preparatory course, including GED online classes and practice tests that make it easy to take on the GED challenge. The lessons are short and cover the GED topics one at a time so that you can watch these engaging lessons anytime you’ve got a few minutes free.

We go over all the content that’s on the GED exam, and on top of that, we will teach you strategies and techniques to come up with the appropriate answers to even the most complicated GED questions, no matter your prior education or preparation level.

Are you ready to start out on the path toward your GED diploma? We will help you get started with our practice tests and online GED classes!

Online GED

Taking the GED exam online is now also an option in Georgia. Until recently, to earn your GED diploma, you needed to appear in person at one of Georgia’s official testing sites. But that has now all changed with the introduction of an online option to take the GED exam with an online proctor.

To be eligible for taking the GED exam online, you have to score “green” on the GED Ready practice test. Read more here. There’s a GED Ready test for each subtest that you can buy on the website at $6.99 each. So you can add these costs ($28) to the total amount you’ll have to pay. Onsego students receive four GED vouchers for free!

To learn more about the Online Proctored GED Test, check out this post: The online GED test.

How To Start Your GED Preparation

First, you should take a number of practice tests. If you do that, you will discover which GED subject fields you already command sufficiently and which fields you should concentrate on. This way, your learning will be more efficient, and your scores will improve.

By taking Onsego’s practice tests and video lessons, you may also discover if learning with an online course suits your preferred way of learning and if the Onsego course is a good fit for you,

FAQ about GED in Georgia

How to get a GED in Georgia?

To earn your high school equivalency diploma in Georgia, you have to pass the four independent subtests that make up the GED exam. The GED exam is fully computer-formatted.

What are the Georgia GED testing requirements?

GED testing is for adults who didn’t complete their high school education. In Georgia, test-takers don’t need to be residents, and the minimum age to qualify is 16, though, for 16 and 17-year-olds, there are some pretty strict additional requirements.

What is the GED cost in Georgia?

The GED exam costs $184 for the entire GED battery in Georgia ($46 per subtest) regardless of whether the exam is taken at a test center or online, so $184 in total. But to qualify for online testing, you’ll also have to buy four GED Ready tests for $28 ($6.99 each), so that totals $212. Students learning with Onsego’s Advantage Plans receive four GED Ready tests at no cost!

Disclaimer: Onsego is dedicated to providing first-rate online GED education. Although we strive to offer accurate information, verifying the information on this page with official sources is always the best way to ensure reliability.