Updated June 9, 2020
We have launched an online proctored test option for students since some test centers remain closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
This pilot program is being rolled out in phases. During the first phase, students in the following categories will receive an email inviting them to sign up to test online:
- In-person test appointments have been cancelled
- 3 of 4 test subjects have already been passed
- GED Ready “Green” score has been achieved within the past 60 days
- Essential cases per individual states
Students will be monitored by an online proctor, which is similar to what they would find at a physical test center.
Prior to this online proctored pilot you could not earn your GED credential through any method other than in-person testing at an authorized center. Please be aware of fraudulent websites that advertise taking the GED test online or offer a diploma for a fee. The official online proctored GED test can only be taken through GED Testing Service at GED.com.
For more details, please see our blog about online testing here.
If you’re getting ready to take the GED test, the internet has a wealth of resources to help you prepare. You may be wondering if you can also take the GED test online.
In the past, the GED test was not available online and could only taken at a physical test center on a computer, where there is a proctor on site to monitor all test takers and ensure all protocol is followed. Since the coronavirus pandemic, you may qualify for online testing depending on the state you live in, if you scored green on GED Ready or whether testing centers are opened.
Fortunately, you can use the internet as a tool to help you prepare for the GED test. Keep reading for ideas on things you can do to study, prepare, and even schedule your test with the help of online tools.
1. Take Online Practice Tests
Online practices tests are an important way to identify your strengths and weaknesses. These online tests will help you know what to study and get you familiar with the GED testing process.
- Feel more confident on testing day if you’ve taken several practice tests
- Try taking more than one if you want to measure your progress
- As your practice score continues to improve, you’ll know your study habits are effective
2. Interactive Practice Questions On-the-go
GED Flash is a mobile-friendly practice tool that will help you master the exact concepts you’ll need to know to pass the GED test:
- Thousands of interactive questions just like the ones on the real test
- Instant step-by-step explanations to understand each answer
- Study wherever and whenever you want with easy access from any device
- Zero in on the exact skills you need to pass by practicing a few minutes at a time
3. Enroll in an Online GED Preparation Course
Once you’ve taken some practice tests online and know what you need to study, an online GED preparation course can help you better understand the material.
- GED Live features top-rated Kaplan instructors who can guide you through each subject
- Complete the courses at your own pace from the comfort of home
- Recorded sessions are available on demand if you miss a live lesson
4. Schedule Your GED Test Online
After careful study, it’s time to take the GED test. If your test center is open you can schedule your test online. We recommend scheduling your GED test when you feel confident about your abilities. If you’ve taken a practice test and earned a passing score, you should feel ready to take the next step and schedule your GED test. The online portal allows you to select a day and time at a test center nearby.
Start Preparing for the GED Today
If you’re ready to start preparing for the GED test, GED Testing Service can help. Our GED preparation courses allow you to choose the right learning environment to suit your needs, whether you prefer a traditional classroom or convenient online option. We have a variety of courses that will help you to better your future.