The GED® program is for adults who were not in a position to complete their common high school education. The state of Vermont is using the GED exam for its HSE (high school equivalency) testing program which is specially geared towards these individuals.
Nowadays, people who don’t hold a secondary education degree will face great difficulty in finding proper employment and if they want to go to college, they will need a secondary degree.
Vermont GED Testing Requirements
- In Vermont, the minimum age is 18. However, 16 and 17 years old’s may qualify as well if they hold permission from their school district and have parental consent.
- In Vermont, GED testing costs $120 for all tests ($30 per subject).
- Vermont does not require test takers to be state residents.
- Test takers cannot already hold a high school diploma.
- Test takers can also not be signed up for any other school program.
As stated above, you have the option to take the four GED modules one at a time and you only have to pay for what you take (in Vermont, $30 per subtest). Be aware that the GED test is quite difficult.
By the time you are ready to take on one (or more) of the GED subtests, you must create your account via the official GED website GED.com (at the portal MyGED). Now you can schedule and pay for the section(s) you want to take.
The GED tests are scored on a scale that goes from 100 to 200. Below passing is 100 to 144. HS equivalency: 145 to 164. College-ready: 165 to 174. Additional college credits will be awarded if you score between 175 and 200.
The passing standard (145) is set in a way that around 40 percent of high school graduates would not pass the exam on the first try. So make sure to get well prepared if you want to take the four tests successfully.
The GED exam gives them one more opportunity to get hold of a secondary credential by successfully taking the four separate subtests (modules) of the GED test. The General Education Development (GED) exam comes with four subtests in the subject fields of Social Studies, Science, Math, and Language Arts.
The GED diploma is across America regarded and accepted as the equivalency of a standard high school diploma by practically all colleges, government institutions, and employers.
The GED exam is administered completely on a computer and is modular, which means that you have the option to take the four GED tests one at a time. So you can prepare for one part, take that subtest, and move on to the next part.
Online GED testing is now also an option for eligible students. You no longer are required to show up in person at one of Vermont’s state-designated GED testing sites if you meet the requirements for online GED testing.
All over Vermont, there are numerous Vermont Adult Learning locations where dedicated teachers will help you to get all set for the GED exam. You also have the option to take on an online GED prep course.
These days, there are some pretty well-designed courses offered over the internet that allow you to prepare for your exam from the comfort of your house as long as you have an internet connection and a healthy portion of self-discipline. With online learning, you don’t have to go to a physical class.
This is a perfect solution for applicants with busy work schedules and those living in remote areas. No matter how you prefer to study, just be sure you’ll get optimally prepared for your GED tests.