GED Testing

About the GED Test

The GED test is key to opening doors to college, a better job, and earning the respect you deserve. Don’t miss this chance to turn one small step into your next big opportunity in life!

A new computer-based version of the GED test was introduced in January 2014. Old and the new test modules cannot be combined. An individual who took and passed parts of the GED before 2014, but did not complete and pass the entire GED and receive the GED diploma are required to begin the GED testing process over again.

  • Administered on computer at an Official GED Testing Center of your choice.
  • Administered in English or Spanish (all 4 tests must be taken in the same language).

A Minimum Passing Score of 145 on each test earns your GED credential. A Passing Score with Honors of 170 and above demonstrates career and college-readiness.

All candidates are required to bring valid, government issued photo ID on test day.

There are four (4) subject areas of the GED test:

GED Subject Area Allotted Minutes
Reasoning Through Language Arts 150 minutes
Mathematical Reasoning 115 minutes
Science 90 minutes
Social Studies 75 minutes

What are the eligibility requirements?

Before being admitted for testing, all GED candidates must present a valid government or state-issued ID. There is no residency requirement to obtain your GED in Georgia.

Before registering for the GED test, 16 and 17 year-olds are required to be approved through a state-approved adult education program. You may contact the Atlanta Technical College Adult Education Division for additional information. Call 404.225.4433 or email at

What if I need preparation?

GED preparation classes are offered at no cost through state-approved adult education programs. Atlanta Technical College is pleased to offer GED preparation classes! Contact: 404.225.4433 or email at GED classes are located on campus in Building F.

Online study materials to include GED practice tests, prep packages and skills training are available by visiting

How much does it cost to take the GED test?

Each subject area test costs $40, and the cost for the entire battery of all four tests is $160. There is a discounted rate for retakes.

Pay as you go with the GED test. Test on what you want, when you want!

  1. Visit and click “Sign Up” from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
  2. Select your test details by clicking on the yellow “Start Scheduling” button on your dashboard
  3. Select your subject area(s) and complete background questions
  4. Select your test center, date and time
  5. Review your order and pay for your exam via credit or debit card
  6. You will receive an email receipt confirming your appointment and directions to our testing center.

After the GED Test

  • GED transcripts and diplomas are sent to the recipient’s mailing address
  • Complete the Application for Admission to enroll in a program of study at Atlanta Technical College and pay the $25 application fee
  • Go to to apply for financial aid

How do I obtain an additional copy of my Georgia GED Transcript or Diploma?

Additional transcripts and diplomas are $15. You may obtain an official copy of your official transcript or GED Diploma by the methods below:

Online Request


Request By Mail

Download a copy of the Official GED Transcript/Diploma Request Form. Acceptable forms of payment are: money order, cashier’s check or company check. Mail your acceptable form of payment and transcript/diploma request form to the Georgia GED Testing Program, 1800 Century Place, Suite 300B, Atlanta, GA 30345. Please allow 7 business days for processing.

Request in Person

Download and complete a copy of the Official GED Transcript/Diploma Request Form. Visit the GED Testing Program at 1800 Century Place, N.E., Suite 300B, Atlanta, GA 30345. Acceptable forms of payment are: cash, credit card (Visa or Mastercard), money order, cashier’s check or company check made payable to the Georgia GED Testing Program.

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