If you would like to get hold of your high school equivalency (HSE) certificate in Delaware, you need to pass the computer-based GED® Test which is made up of four independent subtests (or modules).
GED stands for General Education Development and when you successfully complete the four tests, you are awarded the Delaware HSE diploma.
This Diploma is accepted just like a normal high school diploma across America by practically all educational institutions, employers, and government agencies.
Delaware GED Testing Requirements
- You are not in the possession of a high school diploma
- You are not registered for another school program
- You are at least 16 years old. Applicants under the age of 18 are required to hold permission from the school district and a parent or guardian
In Delaware, the GED test will set you back $30 per subtest ($120 for the entire exam). State residency is required and before you can sit for the GED test, you need to pass the Official Delaware Practice Test. The new GED exam is quite challenging so taking a prep course, either at a physical site or online, is strongly recommended.
GED scoring occurs on a 100-200 scale and is divided as follows: 100-144: below passing; the 145-164 range: high school equivalency; 165-174 range: college-ready, and 175-200 range: college-ready plus college credit.
There’s no need to sit for the four GED subtests in one take. The GED test has become modular, but you need to finish the four tests within a time frame of two years. The GED exam is fully computerized and the four tests cover the academic subject areas of Math, Social Studies, Literacy (writing and reading combined), and Science.
There are many locations in Delaware where (often free) GED prep classes are offered and you may also sign up for a good online course. Whichever you choose, make sure to become well prepared so you can sit for the four tests confidently.
Online GED testing is NOT an option. You must appear in person at one of Delaware’s state-designated GED testing centers. Be aware that if you require any sort of accommodation, you should apply timely at GED.com (the official GED website) or contact a testing site in your area for assistance. GED.com is also the location to set up your account (with the portal MyGED) and schedule and pay for your tests.