You must be 19 years old to test in West Virginia without an age waiver. However, you must provide verification of having passed the GED Ready® practice test at your local adult learning or Option Pathway program. Additional documentation is required for Option Pathway students. Contact your local adult learning center or Option Pathway program for more information and to get started.
In West Virginia, students under the age of 19 must provide documentation verifying their eligibility to take the GED® test.
If you are officially withdrawn from school or homeschooled, you must contact your local adult learning center to schedule an appointment to take the GED Ready® practice test and complete the required documentation verifying your eligibility to take the test. You may locate your nearest adult learning center by going to https://wvde.us/adult-education/ or by calling 800-642-2670.
Students still enrolled in high school are not eligible to take the GED test unless they are enrolled in the Option Pathway program at their home high school. Contact your home high school for more information.
Once the required documentation has been reviewed and approved, you will be notified of your ability to schedule your test.
No, in West Virginia you are not required to be a resident. However, you must provide proof of having passed the GED Ready® practice test at your local adult learning program and meet all other eligibility requirements for West Virginia before you can take the test.
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 testing. Only test takers who successfully complete their GED® testing in West Virginia will be awarded a WV high school equivalency diploma.
You are required to enroll in an adult education or Option Pathway program before you can schedule to take the GED® test. Contact your local program for more information.
Yes, in West Virginia, you are required to take and pass the GED Ready® practice test at an approved adult education or Option Pathway program before you can schedule to take the GED® test. Once you pass the GED Ready® practice test and complete the required documentation for testing, you will be approved to schedule for your test. Contact your local adult learning center to schedule an appointment to take the free practice test. You may locate your nearest adult learning center by going to https://wvde.us/adult-education/ or by calling 800-642-2670. Option Pathway students must take the GED Ready® practice test through their program.
Scores from GED Ready® practice tests taken at home or in a location outside of an approved adult education or Option Pathway program will not be accepted.
Price & Payment
There is no cost to the test taker for taking the GED® test in West Virginia. However, you may not schedule for the test without going through your local adult learning or Option Pathway program.
Test Retake Policies
In West Virginia, there is no waiting period for your first two retakes. However, you do have to provide proof of having met eligibility requirements for retaking the test to your local adult education or Option Pathway teacher.
After taking a test subject 3 times, you'll have to wait 60 days before retesting. You may only take a given subject six times per year.
There will be a 30-day waiting period before retaking a subject area test if the student fails to cancel the test within 24 hours (is a no-show).
In West Virginia, you must wait 30 days before rescheduling a test for a missed subject/subtest.
Yes, you must reschedule or cancel your test appointment a minimum of 24 hours prior to the appointment time. If you do not reschedule or cancel your test at least 24 hours in advance, that test appointment will be counted as a missed test, and you will be required to wait 30 days before scheduling another test.
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 testing fee, however additional testing fees may still apply in your state.
*In West Virginia there is no additional cost for GED® 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.
Transcripts & Diploma
There may be additional requirements that you need to meet. We recommend contacting your state’s office at 800-642-2670 to find out more about your credential.
Test takers in West Virginia must go to DiplomaSender to set up an account and order their transcript and diploma. The first transcript and diploma is complimentary. Replacement documents may be requested for a fee. If you have questions, you may contact DiplomaSender at Support@DiplomaSender.com or 855-313-5799.
In West Virginia the credential is called High School Equivalency Diploma.
Yes, in West Virginia you can take all test subjects in the same day if you can find a testing center with hours that accommodate it.
Yes, in West Virginia, 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.