Resources and Tools to Get Through COVID-19

Being stuck at home can be frustrating, especially when you’re counting on getting your GED soon. We are doing everything we can to make testing available as soon as it is deemed safe to do so. 

In the meantime, we’d like to bring your attention to the CARES Act recently passed by the US government to help people cope during this uncertain time. Be sure to check your state governor’s website for more details and how to apply. Here are some highlights: 

Increased unemployment benefits

The economic situation caused by widespread closings can feel scary, especially if your job requires you to be on site in order to get paid. You may be eligible for higher payments and/or longer periods of payments. Salaried and hourly employees, as well as self-employed, independent contractors and even gig workers, could be eligible. Learn more in this article: The historic $2 trillion CARES Act will be an economic lifeline for gig workers and freelancers

One-time payment to boost cash flow

Depending on your income, you may have already received or will soon receive a check or direct deposit of up to $1,200 for an individual who makes up to $75,000 per year. The amount is up to $2,400 for married couples who make up to $150,000 per year in total. Plus $500 more per child to help with expenses. Calculate how much you’ll get from the $1,200 (or more) coronavirus checks in this news article. You can also track when you will receive your payment through the IRS ‘Get My Payment’ tool

COVID-19 testing and treatment

The cost of testing and even vaccinations, when they become available, will be covered. This means you don’t have to hesitate if you or a family member may be showing potential coronavirus symptoms. You can get tested without worrying about money. Get more details in this news article: What’s inside the Senate’s $2 trillion coronavirus aid package.

We’re proud of you for staying strong and focused. Try the suggestions below to be confident and ready to test when the time comes.

Free study guides

After logging in, you’ll discover free study guides for every subject. It’s a great way to get started or refresh your skills during downtime. 

Extra 30 days of GED Flash

Take advantage of 1000’s of interactive practice questions and step-by-step explanations. For a limited time, GED Flash users will automatically receive an additional 30 days of access for free. See terms and conditions

Comprehensive online classes with GED Live

GED Live brings top Kaplan instructors to your screen with interactive lessons and a library of recordings in case you miss a live session.

Stay social at a distance

Keep up with the GED community and connect with other students on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. You can also watch helpful videos on our YouTube channel.


  1. Is there any plans to have GED testing online? College students are taking their finals and other tests from home during the coronavirus lockdown, people that are scheduled to get their GED this year probably will not due to the lockdown closing GED testing locations until who knows when… It doesn’t really make any sense to let college students take their finals and get a diploma at home if you aren’t going to allow people to get a GED from home.

    1. We understand that not being able to test right now may be disappointing but we are working to find ways to offer the GED test that meet state guidelines and orders. We will keep all students posted if changes are made.

      1. You keep giving the same “canned” response. Why hasn’t a solution been determined yet? What if distance learning continues through the end of this calendar year?

      2. I am also hoping to get a response to this. We don’t know how long this will continue, steps should be taken to solve this issue sooner rather than later..

    2. There should be a possibility equal the same way as them, we are looking to get our GED, just like they are, we so being affected and we continue to struggle to achieve our goal. And we still wait for a response that can help us.

  2. I really need my GED this year, so please let us do our GED test online at home. All the collage and school doing they test from home, why we don’t have this opportunity or just give us one month time to online test. is a request .

  3. Any update on the Ged testing from home? Do you know if it will be anytime this year, or will we have to wait until everything opens back up do to this pandemic?

    1. Hi Natasha! We’re following state guidelines closely. We will open up based on a state by state basis once we know it is safe for our students to test. Keep following for any state updates. Thank you!

  4. Is there any way that we can test at least with 10 people at a local site or online. I am almost 100% sure we can follow certain guidelines just like the young adults in college so we can just test out already

    1. Hi Brittany. We’re following state guidelines to make sure all of our students are safe. Once states begin to reopen and let us know that’s safe for students to test, we will begin testing again.

  5. The KET fastforward access for free isn’t working. I signed up on May 03 to get access and the ged website states to wait 2 to 3 days for an email for instructions to get access into the website. Can anyone please help with getting me access into the website please because I really need to study for this exam.

  6. Aoa
    Kindly Help Us To Get GED Certificate in COVID-19
    In Pakistan, Situation Is BEING Critical Daya By Day

  7. Hi,

    It’s been three months since I’ve tried to taking my math exam (The last one before I’m home free!!!!), and there yet to be a solution for GED testers, is there a timeline for reopening the testing centers ? Online solutions ? I mean…I get it! This business is can only do so much, but people have lives’, and we need to get things done. Period.

  8. Is offering a remote version of the GED no longer being pursued? It doesn’t look like colleges, universities or testing sites in my area will be opening up anytime in the summer and there is already talk of this extending into the fall. Wthout the ability to test remotely, you are excluding thousands of individuals the chance to be able to pursue a higher education with no end in sight. Now is the time to act to develop remote testing…not in three, four or six months when nothing has changed.

  9. Can ged pass students withuot taking test cuz pakistan continue education and permote students to next class…..

  10. Any update on GED testing? I need to finish my tests before June 25th so that I can start classes on June 27th. Is there a way to take them online?

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