The state of Vermont introduced the latest edition of the GED exam to measure its residents’ high school equivalency knowledge level. The new GED® exam is entirely computer based. In Vermont, there are, just like all across America, numerous sites where GED prep classes are available that will make you perfectly prepared to take the GED exam confidently.
New passing score
After completion of the four GED subtests (Math, Science, Social Studies, Literacy), you will be awarded the GED diploma. To pass the tests, you initially needed a 150 score (on a 100-200 scale), but in January 2016, GED Testing Service decided to lower the score to 145 points. It appeared to have been set too high. Learn more here.
Better career options
There are many good reasons to go for the GED track and secure your GED diploma. You will have better employment options, you can get a college education, and your personal life will surely improve. Don’t forget to check our article about signing up for your GED exam with the MyGED website.
The new GED exam comes with four independent sub-tests that can be taken one at a time withing 2 years. Don’t sit for the GED test unless you are really prepared. Check out a complete listing of prep facilities by clicking on your nearest city in the listing below. You can also contact VAL (Vermont Adult Learning). They can inform you about the Learning Center closest to you.
GED prep classes in and around (select the city closest to you):
GED – Vermont qualification requirements
- In Vermont, you must be 18 years old. For applicants who are 16 or 17 restrictions apply. See your nearest testing site
- The fee is $120 for the entire exam, retesting is $30 per test
- There is no Vermont residency requirement
- You have no high school diploma nor are you attending another program
GED testing centers in Vermont
Central Vermont Ad. Basic Education – 46 Washington St., Ste 100, Barre, VT 05641, 802.476-4588
The Tutorial Ctr – 208 Pleasant St, Bennington, VT 05201, 802-447-0111
Central Vermont Ad. Basic Education, 24 Barton St., Ste. 1, Bradford, VT 05033, 802.222-3282
Vermont Ad. Learning – 90 Birge St, Ste 1, Brattleboro, VT 05301, 802-257-9449
Burlington High School – 52 Institute Rd, Burlington, VT 05401, 802-864-8436
Canaan Learning Ctr – 5 Park St, Canaan, VT 05903, 802-266-3933
Vermont Ad. Learning – 462 Hegeman Drive, Colchester, Vermont 05446, 802.846.7245
Vermont Ad. Learning, 1539 Maple St., Hartford, VT 05047, 802.299-2469
The Tutorial Ctr – 3592 Richville Rd, Manchester Ctr, VT 05255, 802-362-0222
Vermont Ad. Learning – 282 Boardman St, Ste 2, Middlebury, VT 05753, 802-388-4392
State Department of Education, 120 State St, Montpellier, VT 05602, 802-828-0644
Centr. Vermont Ad. Basic Education, 52 Portland St., Morrisville, VT 05661, 802.888-5531
NE Kingdom Learning Services – 1 Main St, Newport, VT 05855, 802-334-2839
Vermont Ad. Learning – 363 River St, Ste 102, North Springfield, VT 05150, 802-886-5502
Central Vermont Ad. Basic Education – 12 1/2 Main St, Randolph, VT 05060, 802-728-4492
Vermont Ad. Learning – 1 Scale Ave, Ste 93, Rutland, VT 05701, 802-775-0617
Vermont Ad. Learning – 5 Lemnah Dr, St. Albans, VT 05478, 802-524-9233
NE Kingdom Learning Services – 364 Railroad St, Ste 2, St. Johnsbury, VT 05819, 802-748-5624
Vermont State Department of Education, 120 State Street, Montpelier, VT 05620 Questions? Vermont’s state office: 802-828-0644
GED – how to begin
If you think the GED is your ticket, follow these guidelines to get ahead. Get in touch with a GED prep facility in your neighborhood and learn about options the get ready for the GED exam. See if there’s a fee involved or that the lessons are free. Learn about the policies and hot to register for the four GED tests.
Become totally prepared. Your local library and bookstore can provide lots of study material to get you all set. There are some interesting free online prep courses as well. Most likely, however, the best way to go is attending a GED prep class at a physical location in combination with a good online prep course. Many facilities offer free help to get ready for the GED exam. You can find all Vermont prep sites near you by clicking on the city closest to you in the listing above.
In January 2014, the new generation of the now computer-based GED exam was introduced all over the U.S. In the state of Vermont the cost for the set of four tests is $120.00 ($30 per subject area). The GED exam gives adults who have not finished high school the chance to earn the GED certificate that is all across the nation recognized as equivalent to a high school degree. The GED certificate is accepted by colleges and universities, businesses, and the military services. In Vermont, test takers must be 18 years old, not have a secondary education degree, and not be engaged in a school program (for 16 and 17 year old’s special regulations apply).
Registration must be done online at GED.com. You need to make an account with the online portal MyGED. You can get assistance at every Vermont Adult Learning Center where staff members will be happy to help you with the process. Each of the four separate GED tests costs $30 ($120 in total for the entire battery). Payment is needed when you register for a sub-test at MyGED. You will need a major credit or debit card, and in case this is a problem, contact one of the Vermont GED testing Centers to find out how you can buy a voucher that you can use to register online.
One GED test at a time
The GED exam comes with four separate tests. You can register and pay for each of these sub-tests individually, and your test scores will be valid for a period of two years. So get ready for one section, take and pass that test, and move on to the next section. The four testing fields of the GED test are Literacy: 2 hours and 35 minutes, Math: 2 hours and fifteen minutes, Science: 1 hour and 30 minutes, and Social Studies: 1 hour and 30 minutes.
GED – what is new
The new GED program (released in Jan. 2014) is absolutely more than only a battery of four tests. If you go to GED.com and sign up for MyGED, you will get access to an online portal where you can find all sorts of help. There is advice on how to study and prepare for the GED exam best. Here you register for and schedule your tests and payment is also done here. Go to GED.com for details.
The GED exam was completely re-invented to make sure it remained a credible method of measuring students’ level of knowledge and skills in relation to what colleges and employers expect of applicants. Please be aware that If you are younger than 18, you must have written parental consent to register for and schedule the GED tests. You need to complete the Vermont GED Testing Application Form in accordance with directions, and you can registration for the exam and schedule your exams as soon as Vermont has authorized your application.
Jobs with a GED
It really is a good plan to invest in your education and get ahead. The GED (General Education Development) program is created to give applicants a second shot at completing their secondary education. The GED diploma is accepted by more than 96% of American employers and educators, and the GED credential is the most important alternative to a standard high school diploma.
If you want to get a job, a better salary, go for a new career, or get a college education, finishing your secondary education is a crucial step toward a brighter future and a great way to boost your professional and personal competencies. Although the fees were raised in 2014, the GED program continues to be a very affordable and perfectly accessible option for anyone wishing to get ahead in life.
All across America, state funding is offered to assist applicants to benefit from educational resources and get well prepared at adult education classes. Now the computer-based testing format has become the only option available to candidates, and attending preparation classes and getting used to computer-based testing is a very smart move.
*) Fairpoint Communications has become a great Vermont Adult Education sponsor. The company donated a Mobile Computer Lab to CVABE (Central Vermont Adult Basic Education). This facility has enabled many Vermont residents to come and sit for the now computerized GED tests. In January 2014, the GED exam changed from paper and pencil to a computer-based format.
The paper-based GED exam had for many years been administered by the CVABE organization at their testing site, and the new GED exam required testing centers to have specific computers. Fairpoint’s sponsorship enabled CVABE to buy several needed Dell laptops and further required equipment to allow for ongoing GED testing in Bradford, Randolph, and Morrisville.
The Barre Learning Center uses desktop computers for GED testing that are provided by Vermont’s Department of Buildings and General Services. Like all across the U.S., it is crucial for Vermont residents to have access to all possible resources that are available to help them get further education and become successful community members
Fairpoint was very proud to be able to provide funding for this great mobile computer lab and help improve Vermont’s economy and contribute to the improvement of the lives of the Central Vermont residents. The mobile lab offers a very efficient testing way for CVABE, and this way they can continue GED testing at various locations throughout the Central Vermont region.