The state of Arkansas has implemented the new computer-based GED® exam to assess its residents’ high school equivalency level.
The state offers quite a few locations where you can get optimally prepared (often at no cost at all).
GED preparation classes that will support you in becoming well prepared so you can take the GED exam successfully at an official Arkansas GED test center.
Lowered passing score
After successful completion of the GED examination, you will receive your GED diploma. In January 2016, the GED passing score was lowered from 150 down to 145 points. Apparently, it was set to high initially, and you can read more here.
If you did not complete your regular high school education, you should really consider taking the GED test because the diploma will put you in the position to get a decent job, or a better job, and the GED diploma will open doors to a college education. By obtaining your GED credential your life will surely improve.
Select your area
GED preparation classes can be found at many facilities in main Arkansas regions that are set up to make you perfectly prepared to successfully take the GED exam. Select the city that is closest to you to discover all options in that area. The four subtests are in social studies, math, literacy, and science. Don’t forget to check our article about signing up for your GED® exam with the portal MyGED.
All GED prep classes in and around (select your nearest city):
- El Dorado
- Forrest City
- Fort Smith
- Hot Springs
- Little Rock
- Pine Bluff
GED Testing Centers in Arkansas
Arkadelphia Adult Education – 301 N 23rd St, Arkadelphia, AR 71923, 870-246-1104
The University of Arkansas Comm. College – 2005 White Dr, Batesville, AR 72503, 870-612-2085
Saline County Ad. Education Ctr -16936 I-30, Benton, AR 72019. 501-778-3235
NW Arkansas Comm College – 1 College Drive, Bentonville, AR 72712, 479-986-6911
AR Northeastern College – 500 W Chickasawba, Blytheville, AR 72315, 870-539-2393
Ouachita Co. Adult Education Ctr – 746 California St, Camden, AR 71701, 870-837-4003
Johnson Co. Comm. College – 400 W Cherry St, Clarksville, AR 72830, 479-754-2620
Conway Adult Education Ctr – 615 E Robins, Conway, AR 72032, 501-450-4810
Univ. of AR Monticello, Coll. of Technology – 1326 Hwy 52 W, Crossett, AR 71635, 870-364-6414
Cossatot Community College – 183 Hwy 399, DeQueen, AR 71832, 870-584-4471, ext. 131
Dermott Adult Education Ctr – 301 W Broadway, Dermott, AR 71638, 870-538-1052
Dumas Adult Education Ctr – 124 N Main St, Dumas, AR 71639, 870-382-2157
S. Arkansas Comm. College – 3696 E Main St, El Dorado, AR 71731, 870-862-8131
Fayetteville Ad. and Comm. Ed. Ctr – 612 S College, Fayetteville, AR 72701, 479-444-3041
Crowley’s Ridge Tech – 1620 Newcastle Rd, Forrest City, AR 72336, 870-633-5411
Fort Smith Ad. Education Ctr – 501 S 20th St, Fort Smith, AR 72901, 479-785-1232
UAM Coll. of Technology-Crossett – 311 N Mulberry, Hamburg, AR 71646, 870-853-8278
N. Arkansas College – 303 N Main St, Room C206, Harrison, AR 72601, 870-391-3198
Phillips Comm. College – 1000 Campus Dr, Helena, AR 72342, 870-338-6474
The University of AR Comm. College – 2500 S Main St, Hope, AR 71802, 870-722-8247
National Park Comm. College – 101 College Dr, Hot Springs, AR 71913, 501-760-4335
Valley View Ad. Education – 2311 E Nettleton, Ste G, Jonesboro, AR 72401, 870-935-6205
North Central Career Ctr – 402 Oak St, Leslie, AR 72645, 870-447-6111
Little Rock Ad. Education Ctr – 4800 W 26th St, Little Rock, AR 72204, 501-447-1850
Prairie Counties Ad. Education Ctr – 200 E Locus, Lonoke, AR 72086, 501-676-7054
Magnolia School District – 811 Calhoun Rd, Magnolia, AR 71754, 870-234-6064
College of the Ouachitas – 1735 E Sullenberger, Malvern, AR 72104, 501-332-5002
AR State University Tech Ctr – 33500 Hwy 63 E, Marked Tree, AR 72365, 870-358-2117
UAM College of Technology – 1609 E Ash St, McGehee, AR 71654, 870-222-5360
Ozarka College – 218 College Dr, Melbourne, AR 72556, 870-368-7371
Rich Mountain Comm. College – 1100 College St, Mena, AR 71953, 479-394-7622 ext 1380
Monticello Ad. Education Ctr – 809 Hwy 278 Et, Monticello, AR 71655, 870-367-4070
The University of AR Comm. College – 1537 University Blvd, Morrilton, AR 72110, 501-977-2087
AR State University – 1322 Bradley Dr, Suite 7, Mountain Home, AR 72653, 870-425-7974
AR State University – 7648 Victory Blvd, Newport, AR 72112, 870-512-7824
North Little Rock
Shorter College – 604 Locust St, North Little Rock, AR 72114, 501-372-1547
Pulaski Co. Ad. Ed. Ctr – 4300 Haywood St, North Little Rock, AR 72117, 501-945-6055
Arkansas Tech – 1700 Helberg Lane, Ozark, AR 72949, 479-667-3520
AR Northeastern College – 700 E Main, Paragould, AR 72450, 870-215-0433
Arkansas Tech University – 103 E Pine St, Paris, AR 72855, 479-963-6962
Arkansas Correctional School – 8000 Correction Circle, Pine Bluff, AR 71603, 870-267-6738
Jefferson Co. Ad. Education Ctr – 414 Walnut, Pine Bluff, AR 71611, 870-534-5823
Black River Tech College – 1410 Hwy 304 E, Pocahontas, AR 72455, 870-248-4130
Russellville Ad. Education Ctr – 1000 S Arkansas, Russellville, AR 72811, 479-968-5244
AR State University – 1800 E Moore, Searcy, AR 72145, 501-207-4090
Grant Co. Ad. Education Ctr – 512 W Church St, Sheridan, AR 72150. 870-942-4402
Northwest Tech – 709 S Old Missouri Rd, Springdale, AR 72765, 479-751-0181
Lincoln Co. Adult Education – 203-B S Jefferson, Star City, AR 71667, 870-628-5287
Stuttgart Public Schools – 1902 S Main St, Stuttgart, AR 72160-0928, 870-673-2822
Texarkana Ad. Education Ctr – 710 East Street, Texarkana, AR 71854, 870-774-4414
Crawford Co. Ad. Ed. Ctr – 605 Alma Circle Blvd, Van Buren, AR 72956, 479-471-0019
Southeast Arkansas Comm. Ed. Ctr – 800 N Walnut, Warren, AR 71671, 870-226-6920
Mid-South Comm. College – 2000 W Broadway, West Memphis, AR 72301, 870-733-6760
Questions? Call the Arkansas state office at: 501-682-1980
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GED – Arkansas requirements
The Arkansas minimum age is 18. If you are 16 or 17, special regulations will apply. Get in touch with a GED testing center near you.
Fee: $16 for the whole test (the state subsidizes the rest of the $120 cost). Computer-based only.
You must be an Arkansas resident.
In Arkansas, you are required to pass the official GED practice test first.
You did not complete high school nor do you attend another school activity.
You cannot have a high school diploma or similar if you want to take the GED exam, and you cannot be signed up for any school program as well.
GED preparation – How to start
When you want to get your own GED diploma take a closer look at the following points: Discover your nearest GED prep site for proper preparation or take an online course. When you’re sufficiently prepared, register online: go to GED.com and create your account with MyGED. Check the registration deadline policy as this may vary.
Become as prepared as you possibly can. Local bookstores have also all sorts of materials to help you and you can find many locations where free GED classes are organized in your vicinity (click on a city near you above for all options). Online prep classes are a pretty good alternative as well. Prepare Well, Take the Exam and Get your GED Diploma.
One GED test at a time
The new GED exam consists of four modules. or sub-tests. You don’t have to take all four subtests (Math, Literacy, Social Studies, Science) all at once. If you want, you can take (and pay for) one sub-test at a time. Your scores are valid for a period of two years. The GED passing score was reduced from 150 to 145 on each of the four subtests at the beginning of 2016. To learn more, check out this article.
The four GED modules (in Math, Literacy, Science, and Social Studies) are independent tests that need to be dealt with in maximally two years. The tests are scored on a 100-200 scale and your minimally required result is 145. You score a high school equivalency result if your score is in the 145-164 range, the college-ready score is 165-174, and if your result is in the 175-200 range, you’ll also receive college credits.
Jobs with the GED diploma
Lack of a high school diploma can easily keep you from getting a (better) job or prevent you from going to college. The GED certificate will help you in reaching higher levels of academic success and finding a well-paying job. The GED diploma will help you move forward to the next level: college, technical training, or a better job.
For nearly all employers, colleges and universities, and branches of the military, having the GED certificate indicates that you’re educated on a level to meet the challenge. The GED exam has completely changed in 2014. The pencil and paper version of the GED test has retired and is now offered exclusively in a computer-based format.
The Arkansas GED Practice Test
The GED exam is designed to measure knowledge and skills in subject areas that students learn during four years of high school education, and once again, the GED test cannot be taken online. Before taking the GED examination in Arkansas, you are required to take and pass the official Arkansas GED Practice Test.
Check with a testing center near you for details. Good preparation is crucial. Look at our posts about classes near you, learn at home using study guides from local library or bookstore, or sign up for online GED classes such as are offered at no cost on this website.