Georgia

Top Policies

You must be 18 years old to test in Georgia. If you are 16 or 17 years old, you are considered Underage Youth and must enroll in a state-approved adult education program and receive approval to test by the Office of Adult Education in Georgia.

If you are age 16 or 17, you must meet the following requirements to take the GED® test:

  1. Enroll in a free state approved adult education class for a minimum of 40 hours.
  2. Meet pre and post-test assessment guidelines.
  3. Achieve the minimum score to determine readiness (GED Ready® practice test or Aztec’s GED® Practice Test).
  4. Attend the adult education program until successful completion of GED® Testing.

Contact your local Adult Education Center for more information.

No, there is no residency requirement to take the test in Georgia.

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 in which you are interested in taking the test. The credential will be issued from the state in which you pass your final subject.

Georgia only requires adult education classes for Underage Youth; however, classes are highly recommended for all students. Students who take the free adult education classes pass at have a 10–15 % higher pass rate. In addition, the classes offer a free opportunity to obtain an assessment of test readiness; test fee scholarships to assist with financial hardships; and graduations ceremonies in which to share your accomplishments with friends and family.

Contact your state-approved adult education program for more information.

The GED Ready® practice test is not required before taking the GED® test, unless you are an Underage Youth (16 or 17).

Price & Payment

Georgia charges $40 per module 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 Georgia, there is no waiting period for your first two retakes. After taking a test subject 3 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, however your state may require a separate fee.

In Georgia, your first two retakes will be $20 if the retakes occur within 12 calendar months. Any additional retakes will be $40.

Transcripts & Diploma

There may be additional requirements that you need to meet. You can call your state’s office at (404) 679-1645 or 1-800-94 MY GED® to find out more about your credential.

In Georgia, you will receive your credential package which includes a congratulatory letter, diploma and transcript approximately 2 weeks after successfully completing the GED® test.  

To order additional documents, visit Georgia’s website for more information. Official transcripts and/ or duplicate diploma are $15 each.

In Georgia, the credential is called the Georgia GED® Diploma.

Other

In Georgia you may take all test subjects in the same day if the testing schedule allows.  Please consult the testing schedule of your local test center for their availability. We recommend that you schedule the test in multiple sessions since the four subject area GED® test may take over 7 hours.

Yes, in Georgia 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.

Latanya Overby
GED Administrator
Technical College System of Georgia
1800 Century Place NE, Suite 300B
Atlanta, GA 30345-4304
Phone: (404) 679-4959
Fax: (404) 679-4911