FAQs for Earning a GED® in Connecticut

Top Policies

How old do I need to be to take the test?

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    • submit documentation that you have been officially withdrawn from a Connecticut school for at least six months.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) 807-2111 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.


For those testing on the Online Exam: 

  • Minimum age for testing Online in Connecticut is 18. 
  • A parent or guardian must be present at the pre-test check-in 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.

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) 807-2111.

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.

For those testing in-person at a Testing Center: 

  • Yes, you are required to take the GED Ready® practice test before taking the official GED® test at a testing center  

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?

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

What is my cost if I test Online?

  • Connecticut charges $0 per subject for the GED® test taken online, 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

For those testing in-person at a Testing Center

  • In Connecticut, you must wait 60 days before retaking any failed subject and may only retake a given subject three times per year.

For those testing on the Online Exam:

  • In Connecticut, you must wait 60 days before retaking any failed subject and may only retake a given subject three times per year.


Please send your override request to retake this exam to and include supporting documentation such as a promise of employment from your potential employer or school acceptance letter. You may also call the Connecticut State Department of Education at 860-807-2111.

All overrides will also require another GED Ready, scoring in the green, “Likely to Pass” range for the specific subject area requesting a retake.

  • You currently receive 2 discounted retakes for every GED® test subject purchased but don’t pass. You have 365 days after your full price test to use these retakes.
  • Starting July 1, 2023: You will receive one discounted* retake for every GED® test subject you purchase but don’t pass. You have 365 days after your full price test to use this retake. This retake offer (1 full price:1 discount) repeats until you pass the test. GED Testing Service waives its $26 testing fee, however additional testing fees may still apply in your state.
*Connecticut does not charge an additional fee.

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.


For those testing in-person at a Testing Center:

  • 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.

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 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 AdministratorConnecticut State Department of Education
450 Columbus Blvd, Suite 508
Hartford, CT 06103
(860) 808-2111

How to Get a GED® in Connecticut

Earning your GED® in Connecticut can be an exciting journey leading to fulfilling career opportunities, higher earning potential, a sense of accomplishment, and better education opportunities. And with on your side, getting started has never been easier. We’re committed to helping you succeed by providing free, invaluable resources like study guides and Connecticut GED® practice tests to help you better prepare for test day. Whether you’re interested in online classes or a course near you, we’ll support you on your path to success.

Creating Your Online Account is your trusted partner and resource for earning your GED® in Connecticut. By creating your free online account, you’ll gain access to tools and resources like:
  • Goal Tracking
  • Study Guides
  • Connecticut GED® Practice Tests
  • Easy Access to Online and In-Person GED® Classes and Testing Centers
  • Testing Tips
Signing up for a account is simple, requires basic information about yourself, and only takes a few minutes. You’ll provide personal details like name, email address, and contact information and follow the on-screen prompts.

Classes and Testing Centers Near You

Your free account makes it easy to find in-person GED® classes and testing centers in your area so you can start working toward your Connecticut GED® immediately. In-person courses offer many student benefits, including:
  • Structured Learning Environment: Enrolling in an in-person GED® course means you’ll have a set routine, making it easier to stay on task and motivated to achieve your goals.
  • Peer Support: You’ll dive into the four GED® subjects alongside other students with similar goals, fostering a supportive environment and potential study groups.
  • Real-Time Instructor Feedback: In-person classes make it easy to get real-time feedback, topic clarifications, and more.
After you’ve logged into your account, you can search for classes in your area and find quick addresses and contact information to help you get started.

Online Classes

Did you know you can earn your GED® online in Connecticut? Online GED® classes provide greater flexibility and accessibility to students, especially those in rural areas. Some of the benefits of taking an online course include:
  • Learn Anywhere: Online classes provide the flexibility to learn anywhere, whether at home, at a coffee shop, or anywhere in between.
  • Work at Your Own Pace: Spend more time on more challenging GED® subjects as necessary and breeze through the more familiar subjects.
  • Create Your Own Schedule: Since online classes don’t have defined start and end times, you can study when it’s most convenient for you—perfect for students with other work and personal obligations.
To explore your online GED® class options, log in to your account, click “Study,” and select “Find GED® Classes.”

GED® Tests Online in Connecticut

In Connecticut, you can choose to take the official GED® exam at a testing center near you or take the GED® exam online. Students must be at least 18 years old to take the online exam, and you’ll need to have:
  • A valid government-issued ID or driver’s license
  • A compatible webcam and computer
  • A reliable internet connection
  • A private workspace with four walls, a door that’s closed, and without distractions
  • A ‘green’ GED® Ready® score
Choose any test day and time that works best for you. You’ll complete the online GED® testing under the watchful eye of an online proctor. And, as a Connecticut resident, you may be eligible for free online GED® testing!

Ready to Earn Your GED® in Connecticut?

Are you all set to earn your GED® in Connecticut? Create your free account to start enjoying GED® study guides and more. Or, schedule your GED® exam at a testing center near you.