Securing a good job that provides a decent income can be challenging if you did not complete your high school education. The GED® (General Education Development) program can help.
If you get hold of your GED diploma, you qualify to get on with your education in university or college and the credential will surely lead to far better job options.
The Minnesota GED program has been helping countless individuals with getting their educations standards in order and improve their lives.
Minnesota High School Equivalency Testing Requirements
- You are not already holding a high school or equivalent degree
- You do not follow some other educational program
- You must be at least 19 years old. For 17 and 18 year-olds, there are extra requirements such as having parental consent and permission from your school district
- Minnesota does not require you to first take the GED Ready® Practice Test
The GED exam has become totally computer-based. Registration is also done online at the portal MyGED. Go to the GED organization’s website GED.com and you’ll be conveniently taken through the entire process.
This is also the place for scheduling your tests and paying for the test(s) you want to take. You just pay for the section(s) you take, no need to pay for everything at one time! Online GED testing is now also an option for qualifying students.
The GED exam has four individual subtests (modules) that can be taken one at a time. The four subtests are covering the subject areas of Language, Science, Social Studies, and Math.
The GED passing score is 145 on a 100-200 scale. 145-164 is high school equivalency, 165-174 is college-ready, and 175-200 will also result in college credit.
In Minnesota, the total cost of the GED exam is $120 for all four subtests or $30 per module. For a limited period of time, however, first-time testers can take the GED test for free in Minnesota. Applicants must have current Minnesota addresses or take the four GED subtests at one of Minnesota’s testing sites while living in border towns.
All over North America, the GED degree is accepted in the same way as a common high school diploma, and holders of a secondary education degree (high school or equivalent diploma) may expect to earn some $10,000 more per year on average than people who do not have the degree and the diploma is also your ticket to a college degree.
The GED exam is entirely computer-based and this makes sense as practically all entry-level positions require at least a secondary education degree (high school or equivalent) as well, so workers without this level of qualification miss out on these great opportunities.
The healthcare sector in Minnesota is good for more than 9,600 new positions every year and the information technology field is adding over 2,000 new jobs every year. Also, the financial sector in Minnesota is doing well and adding over 3,000 extra jobs per year, so get your GED and qualify for further education and take advantage of these great opportunities.