FAQs for Earning a GED® in Kansas

Top Policies

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

You must be 18 years old to test in Kansas.

In Kansas, you can be 16 years old and take the GED® test if you present a Compulsory School Attendance Disclaimer and/or a Compulsory Attendance Exemption Form accompanied by a parent and/or legal guardian’s signature.

The completed Compulsory School Attendance Disclaimer and/or the Compulsory Attendance Exemption Form must be from the school district in which you currently reside. For more visit this Kansas Board of Regent webpage


For those testing on the Online Exam: 

  • 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. 

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

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, Kansas 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?

  • Starting July 1, 2023: Kansas charges $39 per subject for the GED® test at a Test Center.

What is my cost if I test Online?

  • Kansas charges $39 per subject for the GED® test via Online.

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 Kansas, there is no waiting period if you do not pass a subject area test the first time. After taking a test subject 3 times, you'll have to wait 60 days before retesting. Retests are administered using a form of the GED® test(s) different from the form(s) the candidate has already taken.

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: 

  • 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.

*In Kansas, there is a $10 test center fee and a $3 state fee ($13 total) for test retakes.

Note: We have extended the limited-time offer of up to 2 discounted retakes for exams taken in test centers, as long as both retakes are completed by June 30, 2024.  

For those testing on the Online Exam:

  • The Online Proctored Exam costs $39 for a retake in Kansas. Discounted retakes are not offered on the Online Proctored Exam. 

Transcripts & Diploma

The Kansas State GED® Program has partnered with GED Testing Service for fulfillment of requests for GED® transcripts and diplomas.

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.

You can request your transcript and diploma here.

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


For those testing in-person at a Testing Center:

  • Yes, in Kansas you can take all test subjects in the same day if you can find a testing 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 Kansas, 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.

Sue Grosdidier
GED Administrator
Kansas Board of Regents
1000 SW Jackson
Suite 520
Topeka, KS 66612-1368
Phone: (785) 430-4289
Fax: (888) 975-8313

How to Get a GED® in Kansas

Earning a GED in Kansas is a significant achievement that opens up new education and career opportunities. With GED.com, you can conveniently prepare for and take the GED® test online or near you—making the process easier, more flexible, and better suited for your needs. Whether you’re looking to advance in your career, further your education, or simply gain a sense of personal accomplishment, GED.com offers a great way to get started with access to free resources, study guides, and Kansas GED® practice tests. Start your journey toward a brighter future today!

Creating Your Online Account

Creating a free online GED.com account is the first step toward achieving your educational goals. Our hassle-free sign-up process only takes a few minutes and grants you access to a wide range of invaluable resources. You can access Kansas GED® practice tests, study materials, and more with your online account. Additionally, you’ll be able to track your progress, set milestones, and quickly find GED® class and testing center options. To get started, you’ll simply need to provide your full name, email address, contact information, and password for the account.

Classes and Testing Centers Near You

Are you seeking structured, face-to-face support on your Kansas GED® journey? In-person classes can be invaluable to students who prefer a more traditional learning environment. These classes are led by experienced instructors who provide guidance, address specific questions, and offer personalized assistance to prepare for the GED® exams. Additionally, you’ll be learning alongside fellow students, creating a supportive and motivating environment. You can find in-person classes and testing centers near you using your free GED.com account. Using your account, you can search for course and testing locations in your area with either your city and state, or your zip code.

Online Classes

Are you looking for a more flexible way to earn your GED® in Kansas? Online classes offer a convenient and adaptable way to achieve your goals. Earning your GED® online in Kansas lets you access GED® curriculum materials, lessons, and study guides from the comfort of your home. This approach accommodates unique schedules, allows studying at your own pace, and more time for challenging topics as needed. To explore your online class options, log into your free GED.com account. Once logged in, click “Study” and “Find GED® Classes.”

GED® Tests Online in Kansas

Did you know you can take the official GED® in Kansas online? The GED® exam online is a convenient and flexible way to earn your Kansas GED. With this option, you can easily schedule your exam and complete it at home under the supervision of a GED® tester. You will need a quiet, secluded workspace, a reliable internet connection, a computer, a government-issued ID, and a webcam to schedule an online GED® exam. Additionally, you must have received a ‘green’ GED Ready® score within the last 60 days. On the test date, log into your GED.com account 30 minutes before your scheduled test. Upon logging in, follow the prompts to verify your workspace, computer, and ID.

Ready to Earn Your GED® in Kansas?

Ready to start working toward a brighter future? We’re here to help every step of the way. Start earning your GED® in Kansas by finding GED® classes in your area or scheduling the GED® exam.