Monday, June 16, 2008

GED Age Requirement

If you are thinking of taking the GED tests, be sure that you know your state's age requirements and GED requirements. Contact your state or local "Official GED Testing Center".

If you are 16 or 17 you will most likely need to be in a program through a High School or Technical College. Although not always. If you have a Community Based Organization (CBO) that offers GED prep, you may be able to study there as well. There may also be an age requirement for testing.

If you are 18.5 you will be able to attend an Adult Learning Center and begin testing after completing a GED orientation. Again, you need to check with your state requirements.

Another great resource is the American Council on Education website.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Retesting in the GED math test

"I passed all the tests, but the GED math test. I scored a 400 and I need a 410. What can I do".

Believe it or not.... you are NOT alone. I have worked with several students who have scored between a 380 and 400 on their math test.

For most of them, they needed to go back to the basics and review fractions, decimals, and percents.

I know, I know! You just want to take the math test, pass it and get on with your life. You might be someone who can review and retake the test fairly fast..... or you may need to study for awhile and after a month or two.... then retest.

My advice. Find a good book and a good tutor. Take your time, be patient with yourself, and you will know when you are ready again to attempt the GED Math test.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

How many times can I take the GED tests?

Check with your local GED Testing Center regarding the number of times you can take a GED test within a year. Some testing centers will allow you to take each test up to three times within a calendar year.

You don't want to be caught off guard if you fail a test..... and then find out you need to wait awhile before you can retest.

Check first to see what the guidelines are for your area.

Stop in at your GED Tutoring Center or give someone a call.