Virgin Islands

FAQs for Earning a GED® in the Virgin Islands

Top Policies

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

You must be 18 years old to test in the Virgin Islands.

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.

In the Virgin Islands, you can be 17 and take the GED® test with additional documentation.

Yes, in the Virgin Islands 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 to test in.

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

Yes, you’re required to take GED Ready® before taking the test. A score of 145 is required on each subject to take the 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: Virgin Islands charges $46 per subject for the GED® test at a Test Center.
What is my cost if I test Online?
  • Starting July 1, 2023: Virgin Islands charges $46 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

In the Virgin Islands, 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. There's no limit to how many times you can test in a year.

 

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: 

  • 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.
*In the Virgin Islands, there is a $10 test center fee for GED® test retakes.

 

For those testing on the Online Exam:

  • The Online Proctored Exam costs $41 for a retake in Virgin Island. Discounted retakes are not offered on the Online Proctored Exam.
  • Starting July 1, 2023: Virgin Islands costs $46 per subject for the GED® test via Online. Discounted retakes are not offered on the Online Proctored Exam.

Transcripts & Diploma

There may be additional requirements that you need to meet. We recommend contacting your state administrator’s office at (340) 774-0100 to find out more about your credential.

To order a copy of your transcript and/or diploma, contact your local jurisdiction at (340) 774-0100.

In the Virgin Islands the credential is called the High School Diploma.

Other

Yes, in the Virgin Islands 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 Virgin Islands you can test in English or Spanish and you can combine tests from 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.

Monique M. Faulkner, Ed. D
State Office of Career, Technical & Adult Education
U. S. Virgin Islands Department of Education
1834 Kongens Gade
St. Thomas, USVI 00802
Office: (340)774-0100 Ext 8901
Fax: (340)772-4426
Email: monique.faulkner@vide.vi
www.vide.vi

How to Get a GED® in the Virgin Islands

Earning a GED® in the Virgin Islands is within your reach! If you’re 18 or older and a resident of the Virgin Islands, you can take the GED test online or at a local testing center in the Virgin Islands. There are additional requirements if you’d like to take your GED test at age 17. A Virgin Islands GED test contains Math, Social Studies, Science, and Language Arts units. You can take these subjects as individual tests or take the entire GED test in one testing session. Once you’ve passed all the test sections, you’ll earn a Virgin Islands GED you can use to gain more employment opportunities and enhance other areas of your life. You don’t need to take any special classes to prepare for your GED test, and it’s possible to have accommodations for documented disabilities. There’s also a fee for taking the GED in the Virgin Islands.

Creating Your Online Account

Setting up your free online account with GED.com is fast and easy. Just provide a username and password, and then tell us a little about yourself. We’ll use that information to help you register for testing and monitor your progress. Once you’re signed up, you can log into your account and access various resources to help you prepare. You’ll find study notes, tips and tricks, classes, Virgin Islands GED practice tests, and much more to assist you on your journey to success.

Classes and Testing Centers Near You

You’re not alone in your Virgin Islands GED journey. Find classes and testing centers to help you along the way. Use the resources on GED.com to find nearby GED preparation classes. In-person classes offer peer and instructor support to help you feel confident in your abilities at test time. You can also find convenient testing options in the Virgin Islands.

Online Classes

If you can’t attend an in-person GED class in the Virgin Islands, you can choose the flexibility of online courses. You’ll have electronic access to live classes and recorded sessions, practice tests, online support from instructors, and more. You’re in control of your learning and goals.

GED Tests Online in the Virgin Islands

Online GED testing is available in the Virgin Islands. To test for your GED online in the Virgin Islands, you must first pass a preliminary GED Ready® test. You’ll also need to show your driver’s license or other government-issued ID, have a personal computer with a webcam and reliable internet, and have a private testing area.

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