What to expect on Test Day
You need to check into the testing center at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled GED test appointment. If you arrive more than 15 minutes AFTER your scheduled appointment time, you may not be admitted and could lose your test fee.
Admission Policy: You are required to bring government issued and valid identification to your test appointment. If you do not present proper ID or required information (per the jurisdiction policies) you will be turned away the day of testing and will lose your test payment.
What ID can I take to the test centre?
You will be required to provide one or more valid forms of identification on the day of the test. The ID must be government-issued and non-expired. It must also include your name, address, date of birth, signature, and photograph. Your jurisdiction may require additional ID, proof of residence, or may have other requirements for testing.
What if my ID is not accepted at the test centre?
You will be turned away if you arrive at the Test Centre with invalid identification. You may need to escalate options by reaching out to firstname.lastname@example.org. A case will be opened for you,
but you will lose your test payment and this does not automatically qualify you for an alternative ID approval.
I do not have photo ID, what do I do?
A valid photo ID is necessary to properly authenticate your identity so we can ensure your GED profile matches the testing event. If you do not have a photo ID, you should reschedule your test up to 24-hours before the scheduled test event to provide you time to arrange photo ID.
What identification is necessary to test?
Students testing internationally are required to provide one valid form of ID. The ID must be government-issued and non-expired. It must also include the student's name, date of birth, signature, and photograph. An address is not required on the ID.
Secondary ID to meet Signature Requirement
If the primary ID does not contain a signature, the student may provide a secondary ID that has a signature, such as a bank card or credit card.
EMEA Approved IDs
• Driver's license
• The National Identification Card
• European Identity Card issued by an EU or Schengen Zone country testing anywhere within the EU or Schengen Zone would be accepted
• Anyone else testing outside their country of citizenship would have to have their passport as this would be the only ID accepted at the center.
APAC Approved IDs
Refer to the GED Testing Service Client Reference for a list of acceptable primary IDs. Students can provide more than one form of identification to meet the requirements. Again, the student's address is not required on the ID.
Israel ID Exception for Asylum Seekers
Students who are currently seeking asylum in Israel may present an expired visa as a form of primary ID if they also provide a visa extension letter. Students must present both documents to qualify for this exception.
What identification is required for refugees?
Identification requirements for refugees would depend on the jurisdiction's policy. Refer to your jurisdiction's policy on https://ged.com/en/policies/
I do not have any form of ID, what do I do?
Contact support at email@example.com.
No, you will not need to memorize formulas for your GED® test. You will be able to use the Formula Reference sheet on test day.
No, international GED students are not allowed to being an external calculator into the testing room. An on-screen calculator will be provided. We recommend that you familiarize yourself with the onscreen calculator on the tutorial available on https://ged.com/practice-test/en/calculator/.
You will be given three erasable note boards and a marker to take in with you. All personal items must remain outside of the testing room in a secure area.
When you schedule more than one subject in the same day, you will automatically be given a ten-minute break in between tests. Unscheduled breaks are not allowed, and your test will not be scored if you leave the room during an unscheduled break.
During scheduled breaks and lunches, you may access your personal items. If you need to leave the room, have questions about the test, or are experiencing problems with your computer, raise your hand and notify the test administrator.
The testing software contains a test-timer in the upper right-hand corner of the screen that you can minimize or keep in view.
Note: the timer cannot be minimized during the final few minutes of the test. We want to make sure you know when time is running out.
Yes, the computer manages all of the timing on the test, although the test administrator will log you in and out of your test workstation.