Alabama is using the GED® test for its HSE (high school equivalency) testing program.
The Alabama GED test is $120 for the entire battery of four sub-tests ($30 per section).
The four GED testing fields are science, math, social studies, and English Language Arts.
The GED subtests may be taken separately, you don’t have to sit for the entire battery in one take.
Test results are valid for a 2-year period from initial registration. You can check your test results right after you took the exam.
If you didn’t pass a subject area of the new GED exam, you can retake that part, but you are required to wait at least 30 days before you are allowed to retest for that subject.
For the first two retests, you need to pay $10 provided that you retake the subjects within one year.
The GED test can only be taken at state-approved testing sites, online testing is NOT possible.
Alabama GED requirements
You must be at least 18 years of age to qualify for the GED exam or for GED prep courses.
When you are 16 or 17 years old, you may also qualify but only under very strict conditions. Please check with a prep facility or a GED testing site near you.
You cannot be the holder of a secondary education degree, nor are you allowed to be partaking in another educational project as well.
Alabama has no residency requirement for test-takers 18 years of age and older.
All GED prep classes in Alabama
You can also choose a traditional GED prep class near you. Choose the city closest to you:
- Alexander City
GED test centers in Alabama
Central Alabama Comm. College | 1675 Cherokee Rd | Alexander City | AL 35010 | 256.378.2017
Lurleen B. Wallace Community College | 1000 Dannelly Blvd | Andalusia | AL 36420 | 334.881.2271
Gadsden State Community College | 1801 Coleman Rd | Anniston | AL 36207 | 256.439.6819
Auburn University | 282 Thach Concourse | Auburn | AL 36849 | 334.844.3151
Jefferson Davis Community College | 6574 Hwy 21 | Atmore | AL 36502 | 251.368.7603
Faulkner State Community College | 1900 Hwy 31 S | Bay Minette | AL 36507 | 251.580.2185
Jefferson State Comm. Coll. | 2601 Carson Rd | Birmingham | AL 35215 | 205.856.7896
Jefferson State Comm. Coll. | 4600 Valleydale Rd | Birmingham | AL 35242 | 205.983.5908
Lawson State Comm. Coll. | 3060 Wilson Rd SW | Birmingham | AL 35221 | 205.929.6383
Snead State Community College | 220 N Walnut St | Boaz | AL 35957 | 256.840.4151
Central Alabama Community College | 34091 US Hwy 280 | Childersburg | AL 35044 | 256.215.4270
LeCroy Career Tech Center | 2829 4th Ave N | Clanton | AL 35045 | 205.280.2920
Wallace Community College | 1141 Wallace Dr | Dothan | AL 36303 | 334.556.2409
State Community College | 600 Plaza Dr | Enterprise | AL 36330 | 334.347.2623
Wallace Comm. College | 3235 S Eufaula Ave | Eufaula | AL 36027 | 334.687.3543
Reid State Technical College | I-65 & Hwy 83 | Evergreen | AL 36401 | 251.578.1313
Faulkner State Community College | 440 Fairhope Ave | Fairhope | AL 36532 | 251.580.2185
Bevill State Community College | 2631 Temple Ave | Fayette | AL 35555 | 205.932.3221
Snead State Community College | 220 N Walnut St | Boaz | AL 35957 | 256.840.4151
Alabama Southern Community College | 251 College St | Gilbertown | AL 36908 | 251.843.5265
Hale County Technology Center | 19875 Hwy 69 N | Greensboro | AL 36744 | 334.624.3691
Lurleen B. Wallace Community College | 750 Greenville By-pass | Greenville | AL 36037 | 334.382.2133
Bevill State Comm Coll | 1481 Military St S | Hamilton | AL 35570 | 205.921.3177
Wallace Comm Coll | 801 Main St | Hanceville | AL 35077 | 256.352.8394
Drake State Tech Coll | 3421 Meridian St N | Huntsville | AL 35811 | 256.551.3116
University of Alabama | Wilson Hall 225 | Huntsville | AL 35899 | 256.824.6725
Bevill State Comm Coll | 1411 Indiana Ave | Jasper | AL 35501 | 205.387.0511
Bishop State Comm Coll | 414 Stanton St | Mobile | AL 36617 | 251.662.5368
Goodwill Easter Seals of the Gulf Coast | 2448 Gordon Smith Dr | Mobile | AL 36617 | 251.375.9114
Alabama Southern Comm Coll | 2800 S Alabama Ave | Monroeville | AL 36460 | 251.575.8314
Trenholm State Tech | 3920 Troy Hwy | Montgomery | AL 36116 | 334.420.4351
Northwest-Shoals Comm Coll | 800 George Wallace Blvd | Muscle Shoals | AL 35662 | 256.331.5443
Alabama A&M University | 4900 Meridian St | Ste 200 | Buchannan | Normal | AL 35762 | 256.372.5635
Southern Union State Comm Coll | 1701 LaFayette Pkwy | Opelika | AL 36801 | 334.745.6437
Lurleen B Wallace Comm Coll | 1708 N Main St | Opp | AL 36467 | 334.493.5364
Jefferson State Comm Coll | 500 College Cir | Pell City | AL 35125 | 205.812.7200
Chattahoochee Valley Comm Coll | 2602 College Dr | Phenix City | AL 36869 | 334.291.4905
Northwest-Shoals Comm Coll | 2080 College Rd | Phil Campbell | AL 35581 | 256.331.6315
Autauga Family Support Center | 113 W Main St | Prattville | AL 36067 | 334.361.4703
NE Alabama Comm Coll | 138 AL Hwy 35 | Rainsville | AL 35986 | 256.638.4418
Wallace CommColl | 3000 Earl Goodwin Pkwy | Selma | AL 36702 | 334.876.9251
E. H. Gentry Tech Facility | 1105 Fort Lashley Ave | Talladega | AL 35160 | 256.761.3514
Calhoun Comm Coll | 6250 Hwy 31 N | Tanner | AL 35671 | 256.306.2610
Alabama Southern Comm Coll | 30755 Hwy 43 | Thomasville | AL 36784 | 334.636.9642
Troy-Pike Ctr for Technology | 285 Gibbs St | Troy | AL 36081 | 334.566.5395
Shelton State Comm Coll | 3401 MLK Jr. Blvd | Tuscaloosa | AL 35401 | 205.391.2676
University of Alabama | 801 Campus Dr 205 (Student Services Ctr) | Tuscaloosa | AL 35487 | 205.348.6760
Tuskegee University | 102 Old Administration Bldg | Tuskegee | AL 36088 | 334.727.8240
Elmore County Adult Learning Ctr | 517 Micanopy St | Wetumpka | AL 36092 | 334.285.9480
State Department of Postsecondary Education – Program, 401 Adams Avenue, Suite 280, Montgomery, AL 36104-4353
Questions? Call the Alabama state office at 334.293.4571
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How to start with your GED in Alabama
You can sign up for the GED (General Education Development) program if you don’t have a high school diploma or similar, and if you are not registered for any other school program. If you want to go the GED route, here is in short how to get started with your preparation. Students can contact an adult education center for proper support and this website additionally provides free help in the form of numerous great GED practice tests and video instruction that will get you ready in a fast way! The advantage of online learning is that you can learn at the time that suits your day and calendar.
Find a GED preparation location near you and discover your level of achievement. Learn everything about requirements and regulations, and prepare well. You can call or email them to see if they hold accreditation and provide a GED prep course.
The GED diploma will also get you into college and you may also request financial aid and learn all about their admissions system and enrollment policies. By the time you’ve completed the GED and meet academic requirements, contact your preferred Alabama Community College and try to get all relevant info about their academic programs.
If you complete the GED, your diploma, transcript, and forms will be sent to you by both email and regular mail. Study hard so one day to get the life you deserve. Follow as well our GED news pages so you’ll be aware of what’s going on in the world of GED testing.
The four GED subtests are measured on a scale from 100 to 200.
100-144 is the below-passing score
145-164 is the high school equivalency score
165-174 is the college-ready score
175-200 is the college-ready + college credit score
GED registration in Alabama
Go to GED.com and discover everything regarding the GED program. Sign up with the portal MyGED and learn how to register and schedule your test appointments. Also, your local bookstore will have booklets and other material for GED preparation, and there are also some pretty good internet sites that offer free GED prep courses.
But probably the best thing to do is to combine online instruction with GED prep classes at one of the many facilities that will assist you (often at no cost at all) to become sufficiently prepared. Check the listing above for preparation classes and the testing center close to you so you can plan your GED test in good order.
Free GED online prep in Alabama
- Practice Tests: Math, Social Studies, Language, and Science
- Online GED Classes
- Pre GED Quizzes
- Best GED Books
Why get a GED in Alabama
There are many good reasons to go for the GED test: you will have better chances to find suitable employment or improve your position and the GED diploma will open doors to post-secondary education institutions.
The Alabama GED exam is only offered on a computer and you have to come to an official GED Test Center to sit for the exam in person, you cannot do it online. To register for the GED exam go to GED.com and create your account at the portal MyGED (or call 1-877-392-6433).
Applicants don’t need to pay for the whole battery of four tests at once. You only need to pay for the subject(s) that you have registered for. The fee is $30 per subject. Among the many advantages of the GED exam is that there is so much flexibility.
Additionally, you will go through the process of personal development that will enable you to have a better future. In Alabama, you can find many GED programs that will get you all set to take the test confidently.
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