Utah GED Requirements

In Utah, you get your GED diploma if you pass the four subject tests that make up the GED test. You can take these tests at an official Utah GED test center or online.

To sign up for the GED® exam or the GED Ready® tests, you must create an account through the website GED.com.

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The four subtests of the GED (General Education Development) exam are challenging, and becoming well-prepared is essential. Most students need some 2-3 months of preparation.

Utah GED Requirements

  • In Utah, the minimum age to take the GED tests is 16.
  • Applicants 16 and 17 years old only qualify if they meet strict additional requirements. They must, for instance, have parental consent and school board permission.
  • There is no residency requirement in Utah.
  • In Utah, you are not required first to take the GED Ready practice test if you take the test at a test center.
  • Applicants cannot be high school graduates.
  • Applicants can also not be registered for any other educational program.

Utah GED Online Price

The four Utah GED subtests will set you back $120 for the entire GED battery ($30 per test) when taken at a test center.

If you take the exam online, however, the price will be $36 for each subject test, so $144 in total.

Keep in mind that when you take the GED exam online, you’ll also have to reach sufficient scores on the GED Ready tests. There are four GED subtests, and for each subtest, you need to first pass a GED Ready test that must be purchased on the website GED.com at $6.99 each. That brings your total cost for online GED testing to $172.

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The Online GED Exam

So the GED exam is available in an online proctored format as well. In the past, students looking to earn a GED diploma were required to report to an official Utah GED test center and sit for the exam in person, but that has changed.

To qualify for online GED testing, students must have attained “green” (likely to pass) scores on the GED Ready official practice test. To learn more, check out this article: The Online Proctored GED Test.

How To Start Your GED Prep

Make sure you sit for the GED exam totally prepared. The GED is a challenging exam. The passing standards are set at such a level that some 40% of all high school grads would not be able to pass the team on the first try!

The best way to start out with your GED preparation is by taking a few GED practice tests. This way, you can learn all about your academically weak points, so you can dedicate your study time to those GED subject areas to require your attention the most.

FAQ About GED In Utah

How to get a GED in Utah?

Adults looking to get hold of their GEDs in Utah must take and pass the four separate tests of the GED high school equivalency test. These tests (independent modules) cover Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, and Science. The GED exam is administered exclusively in a computer-formatted format.

What are the Utah GED testing requirements?

The GED test offers adults who couldn’t complete their high school education the opportunity to earn an equivalent degree. In Utah, test-takers must be 16 years old or older, though 16 or 17-year-olds only qualify if they meet some additional requirements. In Utah, GED testers don’t need to be state residents, and they are not required to attend a prep course or take a practice test prior to taking the GED exam, except when they take the exam online.

What is the GED cost in Utah?

In Utah, taking the four GED tests costs $120 for the entire exam (or $30 per sub-exam) when taken at one of Utah’s test centers. The online proctored GED exam, however, costs $36 per sub-exam, so $144 for the entire GED battery. You should also take into account the $28 that the four GED Ready tests cost, totaling your overall cost to $172. Onsego students registered for the My Advantage Plan will get four GED Ready tests for free.

You can take and pay for one subtest at a time. Registration for the exam is done online at GED.com. This is also the place for making payments and scheduling your tests.

For more information:
Utah State Board of Education
Adult Education Division
250 East 500 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84111-3204
Phone:  (801) 538-7989