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.

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 2014 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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