Top Policies

You must be 19 years old to test in Connecticut.

In Connecticut, you can be underage and take the GED® test if you are:

  • 17 or 18 years of age and
    • submit documentation that you have been officially withdrawn from a Connecticut school for at least six months.
    • are home-schooled and have a parent/guardian obtain documentation from the local school district acknowledging your original intent to home-school. Once the parent/guardian obtains the evidence, you should contact the Connecticut State Department of Education GED® office at (860) 807-2110 or email and request a home-schooling attestation form signed by the GED Administrator™.
  • 17 years old and
    • submit an official withdrawal form with a parent or guardian signature, which must include an attestation from a guidance counselor or school administrator.
  • 18 year old and
    • submit a letter from your high school that states the class you entered in ninth grade with (or would have entered if never enrolled in high school) has already graduated.

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

If you have more questions, please contact the Connecticut State Department of Education GED office at (860) 807-2110.

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, you do not need to take a GED® class before taking the GED® test.

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

Price & Payment

Connecticut charges $0 per subject for the GED® test, however, there is a $13 registration fee.

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

Test Retake Policies

In Connecticut, you must take all four subjects of the GED® test before retaking a failed subject. You must also wait 60 days before retaking any failed subject and may only retake a given subject three times per year.

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 Connecticut, there is no additional fee for test retakes.

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 (860) 807-2110.

To receive an official copy of your GED® test transcript or have a transcript sent to a college, training provider or employer, please fill out the transcript request form and return to the Connecticut State Department of Education. There is no fee for this service. All requests are processed within ten business days of receipt of the request.

The Connecticut GED® Office does not issue duplicate diplomas. All individuals seeking verification of a State High School Diploma through passage of the GED® tests receive an Official GED® Transcript.

In Connecticut the credential is called the Connecticut State High School Diploma.


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

Yes, in Connecticut you can test in English or Spanish and you can combine tests from different languages to earn your credential.

Yes, you can combine Spanish and English language versions of the GED® test in Connecticut.

Questions? Please contact the Connecticut State Department of Education GED® office at (860) 807-2110.

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. In Connecticut, you have to be a resident to take the test.

Sabrina Mancini
GED Administrator
Connecticut State Department of Education
25 Industrial Park Road
Middletown, CT 06457
Phone: (860) 807-2125
Fax: (860) 807-2112