Arkansas

Top Policies

You must be 18 years old to test in Arkansas without age restriction requirements.

In Arkansas, you can be 16 or 17 and take the GED® test if you have met the provisions specified in the approved Adult Education Attendance and Enrollment Policies. Please call the state GED Testing office at (501) 682-1980 for information or email GED@arkansas.gov.

Yes, in Arkansas you’re required to be a resident. You can prove your residency at the testing center with a valid driver’s license or other proof of residency.

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 in testing in.

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

In Arkansas, you’re required to take the GED Ready® practice test at an approved adult education center or GED® test center before scheduling your test. However, you may take one subject of the GED® Ready practice test at an approved adult education or GED® test center and then take that subject of the official GED® test upon approval.

Price & Payment

Arkansas charges $4 per subject for the GED® test.

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

Don’t have a credit or debit card? Some students use American Express Bluebird. Register for a free Bluebird card online and add funds with cash at a Walmart location. Learn more about Bluebird.

Test Retake Policies

In Arkansas, 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.

You will receive two discounted retakes for every GED® test subject you purchase but don’t pass. GED Testing Service waives its $20 testing fee.

Arkansas does not charge an additional fee.

Transcripts & Diploma

If you have taken the GED® test in Arkansas and wish to have an official copy of your scores mailed to a college/institution, employer, agency, or yourself, you must submit a request to the Arkansas GED® Testing Office:

Arkansas GED® Testing Office
Three Capitol Mall
Luther S. Hardin Building
Little Rock, AR 72201
Fax: 501-682-1982
ged@arkansas.gov

In Arkansas the credential is called the Arkansas High School Diploma.

Other

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

Yes, in Arkansas you can take the test in English or Spanish, however, you cannot combine two different 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.

Dianne Doyle
GED Administrator
Arkansas Department of Career Education
Luther S. Hardin Building
Three Capitol Mall
Little Rock, AR 72201-2729
Phone: (501) 682-1976
Fax: (501) 682-1982