In Idaho, students looking to earn a GED can sit for the GED exam online as well. To be eligible for taking the online GED test, students must first reach scores in the “green zone” (likely to pass) when taking the official GED Ready practice test.
So, before they can take the GED® test online at home, students have to show that they have the knowledge and skills required to take the actual GED exam successfully.
There are four GED sub-exams, and for each sub-exam, there’s a GED Ready® test. You can buy these practice tests on GED.com, the official website of GED Testing Service, for $6.99 each.
Idaho GED Online Price
If you take the exam online in Idaho, the cost will be $36 for each sub-exam, so that’ll set you back $144 in total. But actually, you also need to add the $6.99 for each GED Ready test (28 in total), so that adds up to $172. Onsego “My Advantage” students, however, receive 4 GED Ready tests for free.
Taking the Idaho GED test in person at a test center costs $30 for each individual subtest, so $120 for the full GED battery.
Idaho GED Online Classes
Preparing for the GED test can be a real challenge for adult learners with busy schedules. Onsego helped these students by offering a comprehensive course with online GED classes that contain short lessons in a prep course that will help you achieve your goals.
There’s no need to be waiting around for hours-long classes. With Onsego, you’ll watch bite-sized, engaging lessons that cover all GED topics and teach you effective strategies to find the correct answer—no matter what. You can go over all the GED prep material until you know and understand it all.
Your GED test scores are measured on a 100-200 scale in this way: 100-144 is below passing, 145-164 is high school equivalency level, 165-174 is college-ready level, and 175-200 is college-ready + up to 10 college credits (depending on the subject and college you apply to).
What’s On The GED Test?
The GED exam has four separate and independent subtests (also referred to as modules) in the academic sectors of Social Studies, Math, Science, and Language Arts. The GED diploma is the equivalency of a common high school degree and is recognized as such by the vast majority of North American colleges and universities, employers, and government organizations.
The GED exam is modular, and this means that you have the freedom to take the four GED subtests (modules) one at a time. As said earlier, eligible students can now take the GED test online as well. No longer are you required to show up at an official Idaho GED testing center to sit for the four tests in person. Read also our post about Idaho qualification requirements for the GED test.
GED Timed Tests
The GED tests must be taken within a certain time:
Literacy: two and a half hours, but this includes a short break (10 minutes)
Mathematics: one hour and 55 minutes
Science: one hour and 30 minutes
Social Studies: one hour and 10 minutes
How Do I Register For The GED Test?
To register for the GED exam (and also for the GED Ready test), you’ll have to set up an account on the website GED.com. The portal MyGED is the place for making test appointments and paying for your tests. Here, there’s also a wealth of information bout colleges and their programs, the job market, and, of course, everything that’s related to taking the GED test.
In case you need to have any accommodation, apply for that in a timely manner on the website of GED Testing Service, GED.com, or ask your regional GED testing center for help. Anyway, you must always set up a personal account with GED.com/MyGED where you can schedule and pay for the test(s) you want to take.
How Do I Prepare For The GED Test?
Idaho doesn’t have residency requirements, and though taking a practice course is not required, you are strongly advised to follow a prep course at one of Idaho’s prep facilities or learn from books available at local libraries and bookstores.
There are also a few pretty good and well-structured online prep sites, such as the Onsego online GED classes, that will get you all set fast. Keep in mind, however, that online learning requires a healthy portion of self-discipline.
On the other hand, online learning is a perfect solution for busy students and those living in remote Idaho regions. With the Onsego course, you can learn from anywhere and at any time you prefer, as long as there’s a reliable internet connection.
The GED exam has become rather difficult, and the passing score is set at such a level that more than 40 percent of all high school grads would not be able to pass on the first try! So get optimally prepared, be it in a physical class or through an online course, and whatever you decide on, just make sure to become optimally prepared for Idaho’s GED exam.