In the State of Florida, you will receive the GED® Diploma when you have successfully passed the four subtests of the GED High School Equivalency Test.
The GED track is for those adults who could not finish their regular high school curriculum and gives them one more chance to get hold of a degree that is across the nation recognized just like a standard HS diploma.
This credential is accepted as such by practically all U.S. institutions of higher education, governmental organizations, and employers.
Florida GED Testing Requirements
- You do not already have a secondary education degree (high school diploma)
- You are not signed up for another school program
- You need to be at least 16 years of age, though 16- and 17-year-olds must be officially withdrawn from school and have parental consent
Florida doesn’t require state residency and the four tests are $32 per subject ($128 for the entire GED battery). You have two years to complete all four subtests as your tests results count for a period of two years from the time of your first registration.
The four GED tests are scored on a scale that runs from 100 to 200 and the following scores apply:
- 100-144: Below Passing Score
- 145-164: High School Equivalency Passing Score
- 165-174: College-Ready Score
- 175-200: College-Ready Plus Credit Score
The GED exam measures skills and knowledge at the same level that may e expected of graduating HS seniors. The passing standards of the four GED tests are set in such a way that some forty percent of all high school graduates would not pass on the first try, so be sure to get optimally prepared!
It doesn’t matter whether you go register for a physical classroom course or that you sign up for a well-structured GED prep course over the internet, just make sure you’ll get all set to pass the four tests (one or more at a time, if you like).
The GED exam comes with four separate tests that must be completed within a two-year time frame. The tests are administered entirely on a computer and, in order to earn your GED diploma, you must pass the four tests in the subject fields of Math (Mathematical Reasoning), Literacy (RLA-Reasoning through Language Arts), Social Studies, and Science. All across Florida, there are numerous locations where you can get perfectly prepared for the Florida High School Equivalency Test.
In Florida, there is no need to first take preparatory classes, but it is advised you attend a physical class or a good online course to prepare optimally for the four challenging tests. GED testing must be done at an official and state-approved GED testing site.
Online testing is not an option. Please keep in mind that accommodations need to be requested in a timely manner via the official GED website: GED.com. This is also the location for registration, test scheduling, and payments.