Nebraska is using the fully computer-based GED exam for its high school equivalency testing program.
The GED exam gives adults who did not finish their high school curriculum one more chance to get hold of a credential that is seen and accepted as equivalent to a common high school diploma.
There are four independent, modular GED® subtests that cover Math, Science, Social Studies, and Language Arts.
Nebraska GED testing requirements
- You cannot already hold a high school or equivalent diploma.
- You cannot be registered for any other educational course.
- You need to be at least 16 years of age.
- For 16 and 17 year-olds, however, extra requirements apply, like having parental consent and being officially withdrawn from school.
- Nebraska does not require you to take and pass the GED Ready® Practice Test first.
- In Nebraska, state residency is not required but you must have lived in Nebraska for 30 days or longer to receive your GED diploma.
Nebraska GED online
If you want to take the GED exam online, you’ll have to first reach “Likely To Pass” (green) scores on the official GED Ready practice test. There are in total four GED Ready practice tests (1 per subtest) that you need to buy on the website GED.com at $6.99 each (that makes $28 in total extra!).
If you sit for the Nebraska GED exam at a GED testing site, you are not required to first reach satisfactory results on the GED Ready practice test. This applies only to online GED testing.
Nebraska GED price
The GED exam, when taken at a testing center, will set you back $120 for the full computer-based exam or $30 per subtest. If you take the exam in an online-proctored format, however, the cost is $36 for each sub-exam so $144 in total. Count to that as well the $28 for the four GED steady tests and tour total for online testing will be $172.
What’s on the GED test?
The GED exam contains four independent sub-exams or modules that are actually quite challenging. The passing level is such that some 40% of all high school seniors would not pass on the first try!
The four GED modules can be dealt with one at a time, there’s no need to take it all in one session. The four subtests are covering the subject areas of Social Studies, Mathematical Reasoning, Science, and Reasoning through Language Arts.
The passing score for each of the four GED sub-exams is 145. Averaging is not possible so this counts for all four sub-exams! This means your overall GED score cannot be less than 580 points.
Scoring happens on a 100-200 scale and the high school equivalency score is 145 to 164. The college-ready score is 165-174, and you’ll receive up to 10 college credits if you end up in the 175-200 category.
How to prepare for the GED test
All across Nebraska, you can find many locations where GED instruction is offered, often at no charge. As the tests are challenging, make sure you’ll appear at an official Nebraska GED test center fully prepared!
There are also a few pretty good online courses available, such as the premium GED Prep Course created by ONSEGO, and your local library or book store will have some good study books that you can use very well. Whichever way has your preference, just make sure you’ll get optimally prepared!
How to register for the GED test
The GED is fully computerized and so is the registration process. Go to GED.com and create your personal account at the portal MyGED. This is the location for scheduling and paying for your tests, one at a time if you like, and you just pay for what you register for.
The process is rather smooth and you will learn all about GED testing. There’s also a ton of excellent information on colleges and their offerings, trends in the employment market, and a lot more!
It’s about YOUR future
The GED diploma not only allows you to get a decently paying job, but it is also your ticket to a great college education. The credential is accepted in the same way as a common high school degree by virtually all employers and schools of higher education.
The fact of the matter is that workers with a high school or equivalent diploma make, on average, at least $9.600 more annually than workers that do not hold the degree. So you see, getting your GED diploma really pays off!