GED Test Registration

How Can You Register for GED

The GED  is a set of five tests designed to examine your high school knowledge of English, social studies, mathematics and science. The examination will also test your critical and analytical skills; two essential qualities that you need to have in order to pursue a successful college career. Thus, practicing for the examination is of the essence, if you want to fare well in it.

Nevertheless, candidates often need an impetus to help them prepare well for the test. Registering early for the GED might help you do so! Early registration will also give you an idea as to how much time you have in hand. You can then prepare your  test schedule accordingly. Moreover, if you complete your test registration in time, you will have one less thing to worry about. Thus, to help you with the registration process, some nuances have been discussed in the following section of the article.

Register for the GED

Registering for GED begins with selecting your test dates. First, analyze how well you are prepared for the examination. Second, select a test date, ensuring that you have allotted sufficient time to complete your preparation. Finally, get in touch with your local  testing centers to check whether they hold the examination on the date (or similar dates) that you have selected or not. Once you have done that, you can proceed with registration. Some of the things that you must take into account during your test registration are as follows:

  • In order to register for the examination, you will have to be physically present at the local testing center. In some states, you can download the form from their college websites. However, you will have to fill up the form by hand and then submit it in the local testing center.
  • While registering you will have to pay the registration fees. The registration fees are fixed by the authorities of each testing center. Thus, depending on, which state you are residing in, your registration fees will be different.
  • You can pay the registration fees in cash, check or draft. If you are considering paying in check or draft, ensure that you have written the check or bought the draft in advance.

There are a number of things that you should have with yourself, while registering for the test. These items have been listed in the section below.

When You Register for the Test....

The registration process can become complicated if you have not done some prior preparation. The things that are essential to ensure that your registration is completed smoothly are as follows:

  • During your  registration, ensure that you are carrying a valid identity proof. Your identity proof can be a driver's license, passport or any other Government issued id proof. If you are 17years old, then you will need a letter with your guardian's permission while registering for the examination. Since, some states allow those candidates who are not yet 18 years old to take the test, only if they are able to provide a letter of permission from their parents or guardians.
  • You will also need to carry a photograph of yourself, which will be affixed on the form. This photograph must match with the photo on your identity proof.

There is no upper limit to the number of times you can take the test. Candidates often feel that they need to take it more than once, if they have not fared well in the previous attempts. The registration requirements for a retest have been discussed below.

If you are taking the GED again...

If you are taking a retest then you should select your test date accordingly. Even for retests you will have to register separately for the examination. Although, you have paid all the required fees while registering for your first attempt, yet for the retest too (if required) you will have to pay a certain amount of money. This amount too is decided by your local testing center.

Completing the Registration Process

Thus, it is essential that you prepare well in advance, so that your registration is hassle free. For all the state specific information that you might require, you will have to get in touch with your local  testing center. The authorities of the center will be able to guide you better regarding the specific test requirements, of the particular state that you reside in. Moreover, you should also get in touch with them before you select your  test dates. So gather all the information that you need regarding the examination, and register for the test as early as possible.