Hawaii GED Requirements

In Hawaii, you can get your GED diploma if you pass 4 GED subject tests. The GED exam is offered at state-designated Hawaii testing centers only. The online GED exam is not offered in Hawaii.

If candidates want to register for the GED® test or the GED Ready® practice tests, they need to create their accounts on the official GED website, GED.com.


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The GED (General Education Development) exam includes four challenging sub-exams, and getting decently prepared is the key to your success.

Hawaii GED Test Requirements

  • You cannot already be the holder of a high school or equivalent diploma.
  • You are not registered for any other school program.
  • You must be at least 16 years of age.
  • For 16 and 17-year-old test-takers, counts, however, must meet additional strict criteria. They must, for example, be officially withdrawn from their schools, have permission from their school board, and have parental consent.
  • Underage testers must get approval and adhere to using Form 4140 of the Exceptions to Compulsory Education. Please contact a high school counselor for details.
  • Hawaii has no residency requirements.
  • In Hawaii, you are required to complete at least 60 hours of adult education before you can sit for the exam.

Hawaii GED Price

If taken at a test center, the fee for GED testing is $43.50 per individual test or $174 for the entire exam. Online GED testing is not available in Hawaii.

When taking the online GED exam in a different state, you should add $28 for four GED Ready® practice tests.

There are four GED Ready tests (one per GED subtest) that must be purchased on the website GED.com for $6.99 each. Passing the GED Ready test is a prerequisite for qualifying for the online GED test.

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Onsego has complete online GED classes for students of all ages and levels of preparation. We make learning for the GED exam easy for you by providing bite-sized lessons that are engaging and easy to follow. There is no need to worry about distractions or getting lost in a complex subject, as our lessons explain one GED topic at a time.

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The Online GED Test

So, GED testing can be done online as well, though that option is not available in Hawaii. It used to be that GED testers had to show up at a GED test center and sit for the four subtests face-to-face, but the days of only that possibility have gone, but not in Hawaii.

To qualify for the online GED exam, candidates must first attain “green” (likely to pass) results on the GED Ready® practice test. To read more about the GED-at-Home exam, check out The Online Proctored GED Test.

GED Scoring

GED results are calibrated on a 100 to 200 scoring scale. The passing score on EACH of the four sub-exams is 145 points. There’s no averaging, so you’ll have to reach that 145-score on each of the sub-exams. No exceptions!

The passing score range is divided into three sections.

  • 145-164 is the GED high school equivalent scoring range
  • 165-174 is the GED college-ready scoring range
  • 175-200 is the GED college-ready PLUS college credits range (up to 10 credits, depending on the college/university and the academic subject)

FAQ About GED In Hawaii

How to get a GED in Hawaii?

To get your GED in Hawaii, you must attain passing scores on the four GED subtests. The GED exam must be taken entirely on a computer. Paper-based GED testing is a thing of the past. More information about the Hawaii online GED test can be found here.

What are the Hawaii GED testing requirements?

The GED test is for people who don’t hold a high school diploma. In Hawaii, test-takers must be at least 16 years of age, though, for 16/17-year-olds, strict additional requirements count. State residency is not required, but test-takers must first complete 60 hours of adult education before they qualify.

What is the GED cost in Hawaii?

In Hawaii, the entire GED exam costs $174 or 43.50 per individual subtest if you sit for the exam at a Hawaii GED test center. You can take and pay for one of the four GED subtests at a time.

Online GED testing is not offered in Hawaii. To qualify for taking the GED exam online in another state, you’ll first need to reach “likely to pass” (green) results on four GED Ready practice tests that must be bought on the website GED.com for $6.99 each, so that’s another 28 dollars on top of the regular fees. So online, the entire GED exam will set you back more! Onsego’s Advantage students get four GED Ready practice tests for free.

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