Nebraska GED Requirements

In Nebraska, to get your GED diploma, you need to pass four independent GED subject tests. You can take these tests online or at one of Nebraska’s GED test centers.

Candidates are required to register for the GED® exam and the GED® Ready practice tests online at GED.com.

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The GED test is quite challenging, and getting perfectly prepared is critical. In general, GED candidates need around 2-3 months to be ready to pass the GED battery.

Nebraska GED Test Requirements

  • You cannot already hold a high school or equivalent diploma.
  • You cannot be registered for any other educational course.
  • You need to be at least 16 years of age.
  • For 16 and 17-year-olds, however, extra requirements apply, like having parental consent and being officially withdrawn from school.
  • Nebraska does not require you to take and pass the GED Ready Practice Test first, but this does not apply to online GED testing.
  • In Nebraska, state residency is not required, but you must have lived in Nebraska for 30 days or longer to receive your GED diploma.

Nebraska GED Price

In Nebraska, the GED exam, when taken at a testing center, will set you back $120 for the full computer-based exam or $30 per subtest.

If you take the exam in an online-proctored format, you pay $36 for each sub-exam, so $144 in total. Count to that as well $28 for the four GED Ready tests, and your total for online testing will be $172.

For each of the four GED sub-exams, there is a GED Ready practice test. Attaining passing scores (in the “green” zone) on these practice tests is a prerequisite for qualifying to take the GED subtests online. You can buy the GED Ready tests on the GED.com website for $6.99 each.

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Nebraska GED Online Classes

Preparing for the GED exam can be a challenge with so many GED students with busy schedules. Onsego offers a comprehensive GED prep program with online GED classes and many practice tests that help you squeeze in a prep course and achieve your educational or professional goals.

With our online prep course, there’ll be no more waiting around for long classes. Our lessons address just one GED topic per lesson, so you can watch these bite-sized chunks of information every time you’ve got a few free minutes.

The lessons cover all elements of the GED exam and additionally teach you the finest strategies and best techniques to find the correct answer to even the most complex GED question.  We’ll help you go over all the GED study material until you understand it.

Online GED Test

You can opt to take the four GED sub-exams at an official GED test center or online, the online proctored (O.P.) GED test. To qualify for taking the exam online, however, you first must score in the “green” zone (likely to pass) on the GED Ready practice test. Learn more here: the Nebraska online GED test.

FAQ About GED In Nebraska

How to get a GED in Nebraska?

Students looking to earn their GED high school equivalency (HSE) diplomas in Nebraska must attain passing scores on each of the four computerized subtests of the GED exam. These four subtests are in the subject fields of Math, Social Studies, Language Arts, and Science.

What are the Nebraska GED testing requirements?

The GED test is for adults that didn’t complete their high school curriculum. In Nebraska, GED hopefuls must be at least 16 years old, but for testers 16 or 17 years of age, there are strict additional requirements, and they must also attend a recognized prep course, something that doesn’t count for older test-takers. Students don’t need to be Nebraska residents, but to receive a GED diploma, they must have lived in Nebraska for at least 30 days.

What is the GED cost in Nebraska?

The Nebraska GED exam costs (for the entire battery) $120, or $30 per individual subtest, when taken at a test center. When taken online, the sub-exams cost $36 each or $144 in total, but you should also count the cost of four GED Ready subtests ($28). You have the option to sit and pay for one (or more) of the four GED tests at a time. Students that choose Onsego’s My Advantage plan will receive 4 GED Ready practice tests at no cost.

For more information:
Adult Education Nebraska Department of Education
301 Centennial Mall South
PO Box 94987
Lincoln, NE 68509
Phone: 402.471.2475
Fax: 402.471.0117