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Is being without a high school diploma keeping you from getting a better job or going to college? Let us help you reach your goals for success!

What is the GED® Test?

The GED® test is a four-subject high school equivalency test that measures skills required by high schools and requested by colleges and employers. The subjects are:

  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Reasoning Through Language Arts.

Why take the GED® Test?
The GED® test can help you move to the next level—whether that’s college, technical training, or a better job. For many employers, colleges, and the military, passing the GED® test proves that you’re ready to meet the challenge!

Not a traditional age student? Encourage your children or grandchildren – take the GED® test to model the value of pursuing education. Or take the GED® test to reach a long-held goal you set for yourself.

How do I qualify to take the GED®?

Eligibility Requirements:

To be eligible to take the GED® Testing Program, you must be 16 years of age or older, not enrolled in or graduated from high school, and you must meet other state requirements regarding residency and testing.

Before taking the GED® test in Arkansas, you must take and pass the official GED® Ready Test.  Both the GED® Ready Test and the GED® Official Test are now given online. Students must take both tests at an approved testing facility.

After you pass the GED® test, your diploma or credential will be issued by the state, but you’ll receive a GED® transcript to use to apply to college, start training, or to get a better job.

Testing is done at the Pulaski County Adult Education Center, located at 4424B AR-161 in North Little Rock, Arkansas on Thursdays between 8:30 AM and 4:00 PM.

GED® Ready Test Fee- $24, or $6 per section.

GED® Official Test Fee- $16, or $4 per section.

The state is currently offering to cover the cost of the GED® Ready Test for students who complete an approved GED Program. Students must earn a scale score of 535 in Reading, Math, and Language on the TABE test as well as pass a Computer Literacy Course and the Aztec GED pre-test in all four areas.

Test Facts:

  • A score of 145 is required in each area in order to pass.  A score of 170-200 is considered honors.
  • The first GED® test was created in 1942 and is updated every 10-15 years
  • The 2014 GED® test takes a little more than seven hours to complete
  • People with a high school credential earn $568,000 more in a lifetime than people without a high school credential

To register to take the GED® Ready Test or the GED® Official test, click HERE