Alaska

Top Policies

You must be 18 years old to test in Alaska.

In Alaska, you can be 16 or 17 and take the GED® test if you present a withdrawal slip from the last school you attended in Alaska, a legal emancipation document, or written permission from a parent or guardian before testing is allowed.

For those testing on the Online Exam 

  • In addition to the above, a parent or guardian must be present at the pre-test check-in order to give consent and authorize the underage tester to be recorded during testing. If the parent or guardian is not present, the exam session will be revoked. 

There is no residency requirement in Alaska.

Some states allow people who don’t live there to take the GED® test and others don’t. You’ll need to check the residency requirement for the state that you’re interested to test in.

No, Alaska doesn’t require you to prepare for the GED® test in an adult education classroom.

For those testing in-person at a Testing Center: 

  • No, you’re not required to take the GED Ready® practice test before taking the official GED® test. 

For those testing on the Online Exam: 

  • Yes, you are required to take the GED Ready® practice test before taking the official GED® test online. 

Price & Payment

What is my cost if I test at a Test Center?

  • Alaska charges $30 per subject for the GED® test taken at a test center.

What is my cost if I test Online?

  • Alaska charges $36 per subject for the GED® test taken online. (As of 9/1/21)

 

The state of Alaska will pay for your first GED test in each subject while funding lasts.  View terms and conditions 

You will pay for the test online with a debit or credit card when you schedule your test.

Test Retake Policies

For those testing in-person at a Testing Center 

  • In Alaska, there is no waiting period for your first two retakes. After taking a test subject three times, you'll have to wait 60 days before retesting. There's no limit to how many times you can test in a year. 

For those testing on the Online Exam: 

  • The Online Proctored Exam allows for one retake before a 60 day waiting period. After taking a test subject two times online, you’ll have to wait 60 days before retesting.  

For those testing in-person at a Testing Center: 

  • You will receive two discounted retakes for every GED® test subject you purchase but don’t pass. You have 365 days after your full price test to use these retakes. After receiving two retakes at the reduced price, the price of the test subject returns to the regular price. If you do not pass that subject again, you will receive two more retakes at the reduced rate. GED Testing Service waives its $20 testing fee, however additional testing fees may still apply in your state.
  • In Alaska, there is a $10 test center fee for test retakes.

For those testing on the Online Exam: (As of 9/1/21) 

  • The Online Proctored Exam costs $36 for a retake in Alaska. Discounted retakes are not offered on the Online Proctored Exam.  

Transcripts & Diploma

There may be additional requirements that you need to meet. We recommend contacting your local test center or your state’s office at (907)465-8714.

The State of Alaska has partnered with GED Testing Service for fulfillment of requests for GED® transcripts and diplomas through Parchment.

After passing the GED® test, you will automatically receive one free electronic diploma, one free electronic transcript. You must take action to receive one free printed diploma.

Electronic Diploma and Transcript

The electronic diploma and transcript download links will be e-mailed to the e-mail address associated with your GED® account once you have passed all GED® test subjects and earned your diploma.

  • Links are only available for a limited time, so be sure to download your electronic documents right away.
  • Follow the instructions provided in the e-mail. These PDF documents are very valuable since they can be forwarded to employers and colleges that accept electronic credentials.
  • The PDF documents are verified by GED Testing Service/Parchment each time they are opened using Blue Ribbon Security. The blue ribbon symbol displayed in the PDF is assurance that the digital credential is valid, the document is authentic, and the contents of the credential have not been altered.

Printed Diploma

The printed diploma can be ordered in your GED® account at GED.com. After logging in, go to My Scores and select Order Duplicates. Select Diploma option and then select the Printed Diploma – Free option.

  • You will then be asked who and what address you want the diploma to be mailed to.
  • The free diploma link will only be available until it has been used and can only be used one time.
  • Carefully follow the instructions presented during the ordering process.

In Alaska the credential is called the State of Alaska High School Diploma By Examination.

Other

For those testing in-person at a Testing Center 

  • Yes, in Alaska you can take all test subjects in the same day if you can find a test center with hours that accommodate it. 

For those testing on the Online Exam 

  • No, you must schedule your test appointments separately, one at a time. After you complete one online exam you may schedule another, based on appointment availability.   

Yes, in Alaska, you can take the GED® Test in English or Spanish and you can combine the two languages to earn your credential.

It depends on whether or not that state has a residency requirement. Check the residency requirements in that state and don’t hesitate to contact the GED Administrator™ in that state with questions.

Windy Swearingin
ABE/GED State Director
Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development
GED Testing Program
DOLWD-DETS Division
1111 W. 8th Street
P.O. Box 115509
Juneau, AK 99811-5509
Phone: (907) 465-8714
Fax: (907) 465-4186