Minnesota GED Requirements

In Minnesota, you get your GED diploma if you pass 4 GED subject tests. These tests can be taken online or in a testing center.

To register for the GED® test or the GED Ready® tests, creating an account online at GED.com is required.

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The GED (General Education Development) test consists of four rather challenging subtests, so becoming perfectly prepared is critical for success.

In general, GED hopefuls need some 2-3 months to become sufficiently prepared.

Minnesota GED Test Requirements

  • You are not already holding a secondary education degree (high school or equivalent diploma).
  • You do not follow some other educational program.
  • In Minnesota, you must be at least 17 years old.
  • For 17 and 18-year-olds, however, there are extra requirements such as having parental consent and permission from your school district.
  • Minnesota has no residency requirement.

Minnesota GED Price

When you take the GED test at one of Minnesota’s testing sites, the total cost of the GED exam is $144 for all four subtests or $36 per module.

In  Minnesota, the online proctored (OP) GED test costs also $36 per sub-exam, so $144 for the entire GED battery. You should, however, also add the cost of four GED Ready tests ($28), which brings your total online GED exam cost to $172.

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To qualify for the online GED exam, you must have attained “green” results (in the likely to pass range) on the GED Ready test that you must purchase on the GED.com website. There’s a GED Ready for each GED sub-exam, so four in total.

Onsego’s My Advantage students receive four GED Ready vouchers for free! Again, to register for the GED test or the GED Ready test, you need to create an account on the website GED.com. Read also our post about the Minnesota online GED test.

For a limited time period, first-time GED test-takers can take the exam at no charge in Minnesota. Applicants need to have current Minnesota addresses or take the GED exam at a Minnesota test center while residing in border towns.

To benefit from this offer, you’ll have to enter the promo code MNHSEFREE during checkout. This promo code only works for your first subtest in the 4 GED sections. Retests are available at a reduced rate, but this only counts for on-site testing!

For online GED testing, the promo code is MNGED10 which you can use upon checkout.

Minnesota GED Online Classes

Onsego provides a complete prep course for GED students. The course comes with numerous GED online classes (including quizzes) and many practice tests and sample questions. Onsego’s online GED classes help you to take on the GED challenge successfully.

All engaging video lessons cover just one GED topic, and you can study with these short, bite-sized lessons whenever and wherever you want.

We cover all elements of the GED content and teach you the finest techniques and strategies to find all the correct answers, even to the most complex GED questions.

Our practice tests allow you to determine what GED subject matter requires most of your study time and what sectors you already understand sufficiently. The sooner you start, the sooner you will be working toward a better future.

The online GED Test

The GED exam is also available over the Internet. It used to be that to earn a GED diploma, you had to appear at an official Minnesota GED test center and take the four subtests in person, but that has changed!

To qualify for taking the GED test online, candidates must score “green” (in the Likely To Pass section) on the GED Ready® practice test. There are four GED subject tests, and for each of these tests, there’s a GED Ready test that must be purchased on the official GED website, GED.com, for $6.99 each.

So, on top of the regular online testing fees, that’ll set you back an additional $28 unless you purchase Onsego’s My Advantage Plan, which includes 4 free GED Ready tests.

More information on online GED testing can be found here: ‘Introducing the online GED test.’

FAQ About GED In Minnesota

How to get a GED in Minnesota?

To get your GED diploma in Minnesota, you’ll need to take and pass the four computer-based tests of the GED exam. These four tests can be taken separately, and they cover the academic subject fields of Science, Mathematics, Language, and Social Studies.

What are the Minnesota GED testing requirements?

The GED testing program offers adults that never finished high school the chance to get hold of an equivalent diploma. In Minnesota, GED test-takers must be at least 17 years old, but 17 and 18-year-olds only qualify if they meet strict additional requirements. There is no Minnesota residency requirement, and testers also don’t need to pass a practice test first (except when taking the exam online).

What is the GED cost in Minnesota?

In Minnesota, taking the GED exam will cost you $144 for the complete exam or $36 for each subtest when you sit for the exam at an official Minnesota test center or online. Minnesota offers free GED testing for 1st-time GED testers. Read more above.

If you want to take the exam online, however, you should also add the cost of four GED Ready tests ($28), which will bring the total cost to $172 in Minnesota. Onsego learners in the My Advantage plan will get 4 GED Ready tests at no cost.

You have the option to register and pay for one of the four GED modules at a time. To schedule your tests, you must create your account on the website GED.com.

For more information:
Minnesota Department of Education
GED Department
1500 Highway 36 W
Roseville, MN 55113
Phone: 651-582-8446