Kentucky GED Requirements

If you are looking to acquire your high school equivalency diploma in Kentucky, you need to pass the four independent modules (subtests) of the entirely computerized GED test.

Across North America, the GED® credential is recognized and accepted in lieu of a conventional high school diploma.

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Kentucky GED testing requirements

  • Test-takers cannot possess a secondary education degree (high school or equivalent diploma).
  • They cannot be signed up for any other school program.
  • They must be at least 18 years of age.
  • 18-year-olds, however, must meet additional, strict requirements. They must, for instance, have permission from their school boards and hold parental consent.
  • To be able to take the GED in Kentucky, applicants must be state residents.
  • First-time GED testers can take the exam for free in Kentucky.
  • Kentucky requires test-takers to first pass the GED Ready® practice test.

Kentucky GED online

You can take the four GED sub-exams at one of Kentucky’s official GED testing sites in person or take the exam online. If you take the test at a test center, you’ll get two retakes at no charge. This does not apply, however, to the online proctored GED test.

Kentucky GED price

The Kentucky GED exam costs $30 per subject test when you take it (one subtest at a time if you prefer) at one of Kentucky’s test centers. Online GED testing will set you back $36 per subject test.

To qualify for taking the GED exam online, you first need to attain “Likely To Pass” (in the green zone) scores on the GED Ready practice test. For each of the four GED modules, there is one GED Ready practice test that you have to purchase at GED.com for $6.99 each (that makes $28 in total extra!). So the online GED exam will set you back $144 for testing fees plus $28 for the practice tests.

GED scoring

You don’t need to take the entire GED battery in one session as the GED exam is modular. The GED is scored on a 100-200 scale and the passing score is 145 out of a possible 200 on each module and averaging is no option. High school equivalency score: 145-164; college-ready score: 165-174; college-ready plus college credit score: 175-200.

Paper-based GED testing is not possible (except for students with an accommodation that requires paper-based testing). This actually makes sense because nowadays, for any job out there, at least some basic command of keyboarding and computer skills is required. If you qualify for an accommodation, please apply timely at GED.com timely or contact a GED testing site near you for assistance.

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What’s on the GED test?

The GED test comes with four separate subtests that cover the subject areas of Social Studies, Language Arts, Science, and Math. As said earlier, before you can register for the GED exam in Kentucky, you need to attain passing scores on the GED Ready practice test. The GED Ready test is available for free through Kentucky’s Skills U Program.

How do I prepare for the GED test?

Though Kentucky requires that, before you can register for GED testing, you must take and pass the GED Ready practice test, there is no obligation to attend a prep class. You would, however, be wise to do so because the GED is a challenging exam!

To get all set for the GED exam, you have the option to attend a physical class in your area and your community library will also have lots of prep material. You can also take a well-designed online prep course like the one created by ONSEGO. This premium GED Prep Course will get you ready for success fast at a modest fee.

How do I register for the GED test?

To take the GED tests, you must go to the website GED.com and set up your personal account with the portal MyGED. This is the location for registration, test scheduling, and making payments.

There’s also a lot of information about everything related to GED testing, the employment market, and colleges and universities and their academic offerings.

It’s about YOUR future

The GED diploma will definitely result in far better and well-paying employment opportunities and in general, people with a GED diploma will make at least $10.000 more on an annual basis than people without the degree.

The GED degree also makes you qualified for further education at a college or university. The GED diploma is regarded as being the equivalency of a standard high school credential by educational institutions and employers. So earn your GED diploma and start working toward a rewarding career and a bright future for you and the ones around you!