Earn Your GED

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

Did you know that people with a high school credential earn $568,000 more in their lifetime than people without a high school diploma or GED?

What is the GED® Test?

The GED® test is a four-subject 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? Take the GED® test to model the value of pursuing education for your children or grandchildren. Or get the GED® to reach a long-held goal you set for yourself.

How do I qualify to take the GED®?

Eligibility Requirements:

You have to be 16 years of age or older, not enrolled in or graduated from high school, and you must meet other state requirements.

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. However, 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, and you’ll receive a GED® transcript that can be handy for several uses.

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. If you score 535 or better on the TABE tests, you may be eligible to get the cost of these tests waived. 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.

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

Get your GED in 3 months or less with the following process:

  1. Go to your local Pulaski County Adult Education Center
  2. Sign up and take the TABE (Test of Adult Basic Education) tests
  3. Based on your test results, you will either be able to take the GED-Ready tests, or may have to take up to 40 hours of coursework.
  4. You will be post-tested at the end of 30-40 hours of coursework.
  5. Take all 4 GED-Ready tests with a score of 145 or better.
  6. Once GED-Ready tests are passed, you can schedule the GED tests. These must be taken at the main Adult Education Center at 4424 Highway 161, Harris Annex.

Questions? Call 501-945-6055 or 501-392-0343.

GED Ready Test Facts:

  • You need a score of 145 in each area to pass.  Score of 170-200 is considered honors.
  • The first GED® test was created in 1942 and is updated every 10-15 years.
  • The GED® test takes a little more than seven hours to complete.

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

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