The General Educational Development (GED) tests are a group of four tests that are designed to measure the general knowledge and thinking skills to earn a high school diploma.
Most employers and colleges require a diploma or its equivalent for employment, promotion, or admission.
The four testing areas are:
Mathematical Reasoning - 120 minutes
Reading Through Language Arts - 155 minutes
Science - 95 minutes
Social Studies - 95 minutes
The South Carolina State Department of Education issues a South Carolina High School Equivalency Diploma to those who successfully pass all four GED tests with and average score of 600 and a minimum score of 150 on each of the four tests.
Students who are less than nineteen years of age and wish to take the GED, must submit an official verification of withdrawal form signed by the principal of the last school attended. This form can be picked up at the Anderson Adult Education Center or can be downloaded by clicking on the following attachment.
Students that are 17-21 years of age must submit an application for 17 year old or the 18-21 year old application referral form signed by the principal, guidance counselor and the school superintendent of the last school/district they attended prior to registering. 17 year olds and their parent(s) or guardian(s) are also required to meet with the Director of Anderson Adult Education Center before enrollment.
All fees owed to last school attended must be paid before enrollment at Anderson Adult Education Center.
Forms can be picked up here at the center or downloaded by clicking on the following attachments. (17 year old form is a two page form. Both the front and back are required)
Adults who pass the GED examination will receive a state high school equivalency diploma. The GED is accepted by all states, technical colleges and most 4-year colleges and universities. Students who earn a GED are also eligible to participate in our Adult Education graduation exercise held each year.
All students seeking entrance into the GED program are required to attend an orientation session prior to enrollment. This session will prepare you for class, along with determining your reading, language and math skills.
The GED test is now computerized. You must bring with you a South Carolina driver’s license or ID card and Social Security Card when testing. If you need assistance registering for GED on line and are a student of Anderson Adult Education Center, please call 260-5075 to make an appointment with our Transition Specialist, Lucy Vaughn. GED testing fees are $150.00. ($37.50 per test)
To register for a test go to https://ged.com. You will need to create an account using an e-mail address. If you do not have an e-mail address; you can create one while on the website. Once registered, you will be able to view dates, times and locations the test is given. All payments are received through Pearson Vue's website with a debit or credit card at https://ged.com
. If you are under the age of 19, send your SC verification of withdrawal prior to registration on https://ged.com to: GED Testing Office 1429 Senate Street Mail Box Room GED Testing Columbia, SC 29201
For additional information, you may call Pearson Vue at 1-877-392-6433 or
the South Carolina GED hotline at 1-800-277-7323.
The Spanish edition of the GED examination is available to be administered at any location if there are at least ten applications. Contact the Pearson Vue office for details at 1-877-450-3276
For GED ready questions, they are available Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Central Time.
For all other inquiries call Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Central Time, except U.S. holidays.