In Delaware, you can take the new computer-based GED® exam if you want to be tested for high school equivalency.
You can find a number of facilities in Delaware that offer GED prep courses where you can become well organized and prepared to take the Delaware GED exam effectively at an official GED test center. Online GED testing is NOT possible.
The GED credential is generally recognized and accepted by US government agencies, employers and colleges as equivalent to a common high school diploma. If you never completed high school, obtaining your GED diploma is crucial. It will give you the possibility to get a good job or improve your position, and it opens doors to colleges and universities. Check also our post about how to sign up for your GED test at the portal MyGED.
Adjusted passing score
You will be awarded the GED diploma after successful completion of the Delaware GED exam. In early 2016, the minimum required score to pass each GED subtest was brought back from 150 to 145. Learn all about it in this post. The GED diploma will surely benefit your living circumstances. The new GED allows you to take one of the four tests (math, science, social studies, literacy) within a two-year time frame. GED preparation classes are offered at locations in and around the following key Delawareas.
GED prep classes in and around (select your nearest city):
GED testing centers in Delaware:
James H. Groves High School – 925 Bear Corbitt Rd, Bear, DE 19701, 302-454-2157
Delaware Tech Comm. College – 100 Campus Drive, Dover, DE 19904, 302-857-1283
DE Tech Comm. College – Owens Campus, Georgetown, DE 19947, 302-856-5400
James H. Groves High School – 504 S Broad St, Middletown, DE 19709, 302-378-5037
Delaware Tech and Comm. Coll. – 400 Stanton Christiana Rd, Newark, DE 19713, 302-454-3956
New Castle Co. Voc. Tech School Distr. – 1703 School Ln, Wilmington, DE 19808, 302-995-8083
Department of Education, J. G. Townsend Building, PO Box 1402, Dover, DE 19903
Are any adjustments required? This is the link to our contact page.
Questions? Call Delaware’s state office at 302-857-3342
Delaware qualification requirements
Delaware offers the new GED exam that is only delivered on a computer, there is no more paper and pencil testing available.
- In Delaware, the minimum age is 18, and if you are younger more restrictions apply. See your nearest testing site
- Fee: $120 (computer format)
- Re-testing is $30 per subject
- You first MUST pass the Official Delaware Practice Test
- Delaware residency is wanted
- You are not a high school graduate and are not engaged in another school program
In case you have a high school diploma, or are currently signed up for any school program, you cannot get into the GED program. Check our posts and your local GED test center for further details.
How to get started
In case you seriously want to go for your GED diploma, follow these steps that will get you ahead in acquiring the important qualification. Find a GED prep site in your area and sign up for their GED prep classes and/or follow a good online GED prep course to get all set fast. Discover a GED testing site close to you and learn about registration and cancellation procedures. Registration for the GED exam must be done online via GED.com and MyGED. Become perfectly prepared to successfully sit for the exam.
Local bookstores can offer all sorts of learning materials for preparation, but there are also many facilities close to you where decent GED preparation is offered, mostly free of charge, and as said, check out GED.com to register for your GED exam. You now can take one of the four tests at a time within a 2-year time frame. The four tests (modules) are on the subject areas of Math, Science, Literacy, and Social Studies.
No more paper testing
Since January 2014, is the General Educational Development (GED) exam in Delaware only available in a computer-based format and the program was totally overhauled. The changes were needed to keep the GED test in line with modern academic standards and the need for more technically trained workers.
But there are more changes. There are less multiple-choice questions and more essay-style answering is required. The new GED test is far better geared towards critical thinking skills and problem-solving. The new GED exam is based on core curriculum standards and also on the kinds of skills that you need to get into colleges and training academies these days.
GED price tag
In Delaware, the cost for the GED test is now $120, but most preparation classes will remain to be free. There are many benefits to the new GED exam. You now can register online, your test scores will be available within hours (except for the writing section) and you can schedule and reschedule your tests very easily in the new online environment. Go to GED.com to learn all details, and create your own account with MyGED for registration, scheduling your tests, and become aware of employment possibilities and college- and university programs.