If you wish to earn your high school equivalency degree in Kansas, you will have to pass the four separate tests (modules) of the fully computer-based GED exam.
That the GED® test is entirely computerized is quite understandable as for practically any job available, some sort of keyboarding skills and computer knowledge is required these days.
Kansas GED testing requirements
- You cannot already hold a secondary education degree (high school or equivalent diploma).
- You cannot be registered for another school program.
- You need to be at least 16 years of age.
- For 16 and 17-year-olds, however, additional criteria apply such as holding approval from their school districts and permission from a parent or guardian.
- To take the GED exam in Kansas, you don’t have to be a state resident.
- In Kansas, you are not required to first take the GED Ready® practice test.
Kansas GED online
In Kansas, GED test-takers can sit for the four independent GED sub-exams at one of the state’s official GED testing sites or in an online format, the GED Online Proctored (O.P.) Test.
To be able to take the online GED test, you’ll need to score in the “green” zone (Likely To Pass) on the GED Ready practice test. This official practice test can be purchased on the website GED.com for $6.99. There is one GED Ready test for each of the four GED sub-exams, so this will be an additional cost of $28 on top of the test fees.
When taking the Kansas GED exam at one of the state’s official testing facilities, you are not required to first pass the GED Ready test. This only applies to taking the GED exam over the internet.
Kansas GED price
When taken at a test center, the Kansas GED test costs $132 for the full battery or $33 per subject test. Retests are offered at reduced fees.
When you take the GED exam online, however, you will pay $39 per subtest, so for the entire GED exam $156. You can add to this cost, however, what you’ll need to pay for the four GED Ready tests as well ($28), which brings your total to $184!
GED scoring takes place on a scale that runs from 100 to 200. The passing score on each GED module is 145 out of a possible 200. 145-164 equals high school equivalency, 165-174 is the GED college-ready score, and 175-200 will bring you a college-ready score as well as college credit.
How do I register for the GED test?
Registration, test scheduling, and payments need to be done online on the website GED.com. You are required to make your own account at the portal MyGED.
This is the place for making your test appointments and there’s also a lot of information about the job market, universities and colleges and their academic programs, and, of course, everything related to the GED test-taking process.
What’s on the GED test?
There are four separate GED subtests that cover the subject fields of Science, Social Studies, Language Arts, and Math. You will receive your GED diploma if you pass the four GED tests but there’s no need to take all four tests at the same time. If you wish, you can take one test (or more) at a time.
How do I prepare for the GED test?
Kansas is not requiring that you first take a GED prep course or a practice test, but the computer-based GED test is a pretty challenging exam, so you are strongly advised to get well prepared at a GED prep class in your area or through study material from your community library or local book store.
There are also quite a few well-structured programs available over the internet, such as the ONSEGO GED Prep Course that will get you all set for the real thing efficiently. Online learning allows you to study at any time and from any place that you like as long as there’s an internet connection.
It’s all about YOUR future
Holding the GED certificate will surely result in rewarding and better-paid employment options and overall, GED holders can expect to make some $10.000 more annually than people who don’t have the degree.
GED holders also qualify to further their education at a university or college. The degree is regarded as equivalent to a regular high school diploma by schools and employers. So there’s nothing that should hold you back from pursuing your dreams and live the life you deserve. Just get ready to earn your GED and the world will open up to you!