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.

You are required to bring a non-expired, government-issued photo ID with you on test day and have the option of bringing a TI-30XS hand held calculator.

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.

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. Learn more about test day.

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.