Utah GED Requirements

Adults who never completed their high school curriculum have a hard time finding properly-paying employment and cannot go to college.

The GED® program is especially for these individuals and offers them the chance to earn a secondary education degree by completing the four subtests of the GED exam.

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Utah GED Testing Requirements

  • In Utah, the minimum age to take the GED tests is 18. Applicants 16 and 17 years old may qualify if they have parental consent and school board permission.
  • In Utah, the cost is $120 for all 4 tests or $30 per subject test.
  • There is no residency requirement in Utah.
  • In Utah, you are not required to first take the GED Ready® practice test.
  • Applicants cannot be high school graduates.
  • Applicants can also not be registered for any other educational program.

As said above, you can take one GED (General Education Development) module at a time and you just need to pay for that part you register for (In Utah, $30 per individual test). Bear in mind that GED testing is pretty difficult.

The GED modules are measured on a scoring scale that runs from 100 up to 200. Scoring is as follows: 100-144 is below passing; 145-164 is the HS equivalency score; 165-174 means you’re college-ready; and when you score between 175 and 200, you will additionally receive college credits.

The GED passing standard is actually set in such a way that some forty percent of all high school grads would not be able to pass the GED tests on the first try! So becoming optimally prepared for the GED exam is highly recommended to be successful.

The GED exam contains four independent subtests, or modules, in the academic fields of Science, Math, Social Studies, and Language Arts. The GED credential is all over North America regarded as equivalent to a common high school degree and accepted by virtually all government institutions, employers, and colleges.

The GED exam must be taken entirely on a computer and is modular, meaning that you can sit for the four GED subtests one (or more) at a time.

Since recently, you can also take the four GED subtests online (for qualifying students). So no longer, you need to show up at an official Utah GED testing center and sit for the four GED tests in person.

All across Utah, you can find numerous prep sites that offer GED instruction, often at no cost. Another great option is to take a well-structured online GED prep course. This way you don’t need to attend a physical class, which is perfect for busy workers and people living in remote areas. Whichever your preference, just be sure to get decently prepared.

If you feel ready to take (one or more of) the GED tests, you need to set up your personal account on the website GED.com. Go to the portal MyGED which is also your location for scheduling your tests and pay for what you take.

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