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How to Schedule a GED® Test: Step-by-Step

June 8, 2023

Learning how to schedule a GED® test may seem daunting if you don’t know where to begin. Don’t worry—we’ll walk you through scheduling your GED® test from start to finish.

Step 1. Log In or Sign Up for an Account at

Before you can schedule your GED® test, you must either log into your existing account or sign up for a free account.

The benefits of signing up for a free GED® account include:

  • Locate in-person classes near you
  • Access to helpful study materials
  • Lots of test tips
  • Being able to see your test results

Logging Into an Already Existing Account

Logging Into An Already Existing Account

Log In

Creating a New Account

When creating an account, you will answer some questions about yourself. These questions cover basic information, such as the final grade of school you completed, how you studied for the GED® test, and the primary language spoken at home.

Once you’ve completed the signup process, you can access study materials, practice tests, a GED® class locator, and many other resources.

Signup Process

Sign Up

Step 2. Learn the Rules and Requirements

Before you schedule your GED® test, be sure to read the Frequently Asked Questions and learn all about your state’s rules and requirements.

Step 3. Click “Schedule Test”

Schedule Test

When you feel prepared to take the test, schedule your test. Find the “Schedule Test” button at the top of your profile. If you’re not sure whether you’re ready, you can take the GED® Ready® practice test, which will help you know.

Step 4. Decide How You Want to Take the GED® Test

Next, you’ll decide whether to take your GED® test in person at a testing center or schedule your test online. (Online testing not available in all locations)

Decide How You Want To Take The GED Test

If You Choose to Take Your GED® Test Online:

Before you select to take your GED® test online, be sure to learn about all of the requirements of online testing and what you will need to do and have access to before test day including passing the GED® Ready practice test, having proper identification, and meeting specific requirements with your testing space.

If You Choose In-Person at a Test Center:

If you decide to schedule your GED® test in person, click Schedule at a Test Center.

You will be prompted to:

  1. Choose your preferred language for the exam.

Choose Your Preferred Language For The Exam

  1. Select the subject you want to schedule. The next step is to choose which one or more GED® test subjects in which you want to test. The options are Mathematical Reasoning, Reasoning Through Language Arts, Social Studies, and Science. Choose between a single subject and all four subjects.

Some students like to study for and take one test at a time, while others prepare to study everything and finish the tests all at once. You can choose whichever way works best for your schedule and learning style.

Select The Subject You Want To Schedule

  1. Agree to testing policies.

Agree To Testing Policies

  1. Enter your address and click Search to find a test center. With hundreds of testing centers worldwide, finding one close to you is easy. You can select up to three test centers to compare availability.

Under each test center location, click on Test Center Information to get driving and parking directions and policies you need to know.

Enter Your Address And Click Search To Find A Test Center

  1. Find an appointment by selecting a date at your preferred test center. Then select an appointment start time.

When choosing a date and time, consider how long you want to study, when your GED® test prep classes are, and when you’re fully available to take the test. You don’t want to feel rushed through your exam.

Find An Appointment

  1. Choose whether you want to add a GED® Ready practice test to your order. Then proceed to Checkout to pay for your exam.

You’ll be prompted to enter payment information. You can pay using a credit card or a GED® Testing Service voucher if available through your program.

Prices will vary depending on where you live. You can check GED® test pricing in your state before taking the test.

  1. Submit your order and you’ll receive a confirmation email.

It’s Time to Take the First Step

The first step to becoming a GED® graduate is simply signing up for a free GED® account—and the best time to do that is right now.

Create an account for access to all the benefits that will help you earn your GED!


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