Can I take the GED test online?

Ye, you can take the GED® test online. To be eligible for online testing, you need to take the GED Ready® practice test and score ‘green’ within the last 60 days for each subject you want to test online. Keep in mind that some states don’t offer online testing. You can check how it works in your state on our other site

Finding GED classes

To find physical GED classes check this website:

Contact the school that offers the GED®, HiSET®, or TASC™ course by phone or in-person and if you qualify, sign up for the lessons.

What are GED, TASC, or HiSET classes?

GED, TASC, and HiSET classes are open to students who have dropped out of school and never got their high school diploma. These classes are meant to prepare students for taking the four GED subtests (five subtests at the HiSET and TASC) to earn their High School Equivalency Credential.

You can find GED classes in every city, and these classes are often free of charge.

Is there a website where I can get a GED diploma?

Online GED® and HiSET® testing is now possible. But bear in mind that an online bought diploma is a scam. The diploma that you’ll receive upon completing the GED, HiSET, or TASC exam is not available online. An online obtained High School Equivalency diploma is worthless and employers and schools can very easily check if your diploma is real. Websites that offer the diploma over the internet are fraudulent!

Retaking the GED test

Retakes for failed exams are usually discounted. In Florida, for example, a retake costs $12 per subject, and in California $15.

There are more and more states that offer high school equivalency testing at reduced fees or no cost at all.

Which states offer free GED testing?

4 states offer GED®, TASC™, or HiSET® testing for free: New York, West Virginia, Connecticut, and Maine.

  • New York and West Virginia use the TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion)
  • Maine is using the HiSET (High School Equivalency Test)
  • Connecticut uses the GED exam (but there is a small registration fee)

2 states and DC partly subsidize the GED test:

  • Arkansas: the GED exam fee is $16 ($4 per module or test)
  • Maryland: the GED exam costs $45 for all 4 subjects, $11,25 per module
  • Washington DC: the entire exam costs $15, or $3.75 per subtest

To see details about your state go to

An increasing number of states offer GED, HiSET, or TASC testing at reduced rates.



How much is the GED exam?

The price of high school equivalency testing varies from state to state, but in most states, the GED fee is around $120, and the HiSET and TASC are slightly cheaper. In California, though, students need to pay $35 per each of the 4 GED modules for a total of $140, but the state also implemented the TASC and HiSET. Florida charges $128 for the GED, but there are also states that offer the High School Equivalency exam at no charge at all.

New York State replaced the GED with the slightly cheaper TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion) and continues to offer the state exam at no charge, as do three more states.

4 states offer GED or high school equivalency testing for free: New York, West Virginia, Connecticut, and Maine.

  • New York and West Virginia use the TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion)
  • Maine is using the HiSET (High School Equivalency Test)
  • Connecticut uses the GED exam (but there is a small registration fee)

A growing number of states offer GED testing at no or reduced fees.

2 states and Washington DCsubsidize the GED exam:

  • Arkansas: the GED exam fee is $16 ($4 per module or test)
  • Maryland: the GED exam costs $45 for all 4 subjects, $11,25 per module
  • DC: the GED exam is $15, so $3.75 per subject test

What is the GED passing score

The GED® exam has a passing score of 145 on each of the four subject area tests. Therefore, students need to reach a score of at least 145 on each subject test and a total score of 580 or higher across all four tests in order to receive their High School Equivalency Credential. Scores are measured on a 100 – 200 scale. This is how scoring on the GED test is broken down:

  • Below Passing: 100 – 144
  • Passing Score (high school equivalency): 145 – 164
  • College Ready: 165 – 174
  • College Ready Plus Credit: 175 – 200

We encourage test-takers to take the GED Ready® Official Practice Test as a final step before scheduling their actual GED® test. The GED Ready Official Practice Test is available from the MyGED portal. Register at

The HiSET and TASC exams come with their own scoring systems.

How to sign up for the GED exam?

To sign up for the GED® exam, you need to make an account on the website. This is the official website for registration if you want to take the GED tests. Here you can schedule and pay for your tests, check your scores, and if needed, reschedule a GED test. Everything is neatly organized, and you can find a lot of useful information here.

How to Schedule your GED test

If you want to register for the GED® test you need to do it online at the website First, you have to create an account with the portal MyGED. Then you will be able to schedule your test(s).

Here you will also find GED test locations and test dates. GED testing usually happens in community colleges or adult education centers.