GED in Virginia

Virginia is using the computer-formatted GED® for high school equivalency (HSE) testing. The GED offers individuals who couldn’t finish high school the opportunity to earn a credential that’s across North America recognized as equivalent to a common high school diploma.

The GED contains four individual subtests (modules) in Math, Science, Social Studies, and Literacy.

You can take these four subtests (modules) one at a time. There’s no need to take the GED battery in one take.

You can find many GED prep classes in Virginia that will help you become well prepared for the computer-based GED exam.

Online GED testing is NOT possible. You must show up in person at one of Virginia’s state-designated testing sites.

The GED passing score is 145 on each of the four subtests.

In Virginia, GED testing costs $120 for the entire GED battery or $30 for each of the four independent modules.

Virginia GED Testing Requirements

In Virginia, you must be at least 16 years old but for applicants 16 and 17-year old, additional strict requirements apply. If that’s the case, contact your nearest testing site.

The Virginia GED testing fee is $120 ($30 per test, read more below).

There is no need to be a Virginia resident and you don’t need to first take a GED Ready® practice test. Students enrolled in an Options Program (ISAEP), however, must first take the GED Ready practice tests on all four GED subtests to show proof of academic readiness.

You cannot already hold a high school degree and you don’t follow another school program.

GED Prep Classes In Virginia

You can prepare for the GED test by studying online. You can also choose to attend a traditional GED prep class in your area. Click on your city or a city close to you to discover all the options in your region:

Virginia GED Testing Sites

Abingdon
Southwest VA Higher Ed Ctr – 1 Partnership Circle – Abingdon – VA 24210 – (276) 619.4300
Alberta
Southside VA Comm Coll – 109 Campus Dr – Alberta – VA 23821 – (434) 949.1090
Alexandria
Insyte – 901 N Pitt Street – Alexandria – VA 22314 – (703) 535.8600
Alexandria Adult Ed. Center – 1340 Braddock Pl  – 7th Fl – Alexandria – VA 23214 – (703) 619.8027
IT ProNets – 6601 Little River Turnpike – Alexandria – VA 22312 – (703) 813.6020
GED in VirginiaAnnandale
Evergreen Academy – 7700 Little River Tpk – Annandale – VA 22003 – (703) 256.6060
Ashburn
Academy of Computer Ed. – 45195 Research Pl – Ashburn – VA 20147 – (571) 209.9234
Ashburn Testing Center – 44075 Pipeline Plaza (Ste 115) – Ashburn – VA 20147 – (703) 858.7277
Big Stone Gap
Mountain Empire Comm Coll – 3441 Mountain Empire Rd – Big Stone Gap – VA 24219 – (276) 523.7488
Bristol
Bristol Publ. Library – 701 Goode St – Bristol – VA 24201 – (276) 619.4399
Cedar Bluff
Southwest VA Comm Coll – 724 Comm College Rd – Cedar Bluff – VA 24609 – (276) 964.7279
Chantilly
Nautiquos Business Solutions – 4451 Brookfield Corp Dr (Ste 108) – Chantilly – VA 20151 – (703) 342.6560
Charlottesville
Piedmont VA Comm Coll – 501 College Dr – Charlottesville – VA 22902 – (434) 961.5344
Chesapeake
Chesapeake Dept of Adult Ed – 369 S Battlefield Blvd – Chesapeake – VA 23322 – (757) 482.5680
Chesterfield
Chesterfield Technical Ctr – 10101 Courthouse Rd – Chesterfield – VA 23832 – (804) 768.6140
Christiansburg
New River Comm Coll – 782 New River Rd (Ste 400) – Christiansburg – VA 24073 – (540) 674.3620
Clintwood
Dickenson Ctr for Ed & Research – 818 Happy Valley Dr – Clintwood – VA 24228 – (276) 926.4643
Covington
Jackson River Techn Ctr – 105 E Country Club Ln – Covington – VA 24426 – (540) 862.1308
Culpeper
Germanna Comm Coll – 18121 Technology Dr – Culpeper – VA 22701 – (540) 937.2932
PRACEP-Culpeper – 318 S West St – Culpeper – VA 22701 – (540) 718.8243
Danville
Danville Adult Ed Ctr – 141 Goode St – Danville – VA 24541 – (434) 799.6471
Dinwiddie
Dinwiddie County Ed Ctr – 12318 Boydton Plank Rd – Dinwiddie – VA 23841 – (804) 733.2670
Dublin
New River Valley Community College – 5251 College Dr – Dublin – VA 24084 – (540) 674.3652
Emporia
Southside VA Comm Coll – 1300 Greensville Co. Cir – Emporia – VA 23847 – (434) 949.1090
Fairfax
Global Inst of Technology – 4041 University Dr (Ste 101) – Fairfax – VA 22030 – (703) 310.7133
Falls Church
Career Technology Ctr – 6269 Leesburg Pike – Falls Church – VA 22044 – (703) 532.8898
Farmville
Prince Edward Co Schools – 1419 Zion Hill Dr – Farmville – VA 23901 – (434) 315.2140
Fishersville
Valley Career & Technical Ctr – 49 Hornet Rd – Fishersville – VA 22939 – (540) 245.5002
Fredericksburg
MD Tech Solutions – 109 Olde Greenwich Dr (Ste 102) – Fredericksburg – VA 22408 – (540) 371.3725
Germanna Comm Coll – 10000 Germanna Point Dr – Fredericksburg – VA 22408 – (540) 834.1022
Cardinal Inst for Health Careers – 150 Riverside Pkwy (Ste 215) – Fredericksburg – VA 22406 – (540) 479.6600
Galax
Crossroads Institute – 1117 E Stuart Dr – Galax – VA 24333 – (276) 619.4399
Gate City
Scott County GED Testing  – 1490 Bristol Hwy – Gate City – VA 24251 – (276) 386.2433
Grundy
Buchanan Co. Technology & Career Ctr – 1124 Almarine Dr – Grundy – VA 24614 – (276) 935.4541
Hampton
Thomas Nelson Comm College – 600 Butler Farm Rd (Rm 1015) – Hampton – VA 23666 – (757) 825.4080
Hampton Adult Education – 1646 Briarfield Rd – Hampton – VA 23669 – (757) 727.1327
Harrisonburg
Massanutten Tech Ctr – 325 Pleasant Valley Rd – Harrisonburg – VA 22801 – (540) 434.5962
American National University – 1515 Country Club Rd – Harrisonburg – VA 22802 – (540) 432.0943
Herndon
Fairfax Co Adult High West (Rm 6) – 400 Elden St – Herndon – VA 20170 – (703) 658.2790
Nextec Inc. – 205 Van Buren St (Ste 140) – Herndon – VA 20170 – (703) 464.6250
Highland Springs
Henrico Co. Education Ctr – 201 E 9 Mile Rd – Highland Springs – VA 23075 – (804) 328.4095
Jonesville
Lee Co GED Testing – 119 Hill St – Jonesville – VA 24263 – Ph: (844) 697.2231
Keysville
Southside VA Comm Coll – 200 Daniel Rd – Keysville – VA 23947 – (434) 949.1090
Kilmarnock
Rappahannock Comm Coll – 447 N Main St – Kilmarnock – VA 22482 – (804) 435.8970
Lebanon
Russell Co. Career & Technology Ctr – 308 Career Tech Dr – Lebanon – VA 24266 – (276) 889.5424
Leesburg
Loudoun Co Schools (Douglass School) – 407 E Market St – Leesburg – VA 20176 – (571) 252.2060
Locust Grove
Piedmont Reg GED Test Ctr – 6368 Flat Run Rd – Locust Grove – VA 22508 – (540) 718.8243
Luray
Bluemont Technology and Research – 136 General Dr (Ste 100) – Luray – VA 22835 – (844) 462.5836
Lynchburg
Amelia Pride Center – 1200-1208 Polk St – Lynchburg – VA 24504 – (434) 515.5160
Liberty University – 1971 University Blvd – Lynchburg – VA 24515 – (434) 592.4600
Manassas
Astar Education Institute – 7928 Donegan Dr – Manassas – VA 20109 – (703) 866.2188
Prince William Co. Schools – 14800 Joplin Rd – Manassas – VA 20112 – (703) 791.7357
Martinsville
Patrick Henry Comm Coll – 645 Patriot Ave – Martinsville – VA 24112 – (276) 656.0251
New College Institute – 30 Franklin St – Martinsville – VA 24112 – (276) 403.5610
Melfa
Eastern Shore Comm Coll – 29300 Lankford Hwy – Melfa – VA 23410 – (757) 789.1789
Middletown
Lord Fairfax Comm College – 173 Skirmisher Ln – Middletown – VA 22645 – (540) 868.7140
Mineral
Thomas Jefferson Adult Ed – 815 Davis Hwy – Bldg C – Mineral – VA 23117 – (540) 894.5115
Newport News
Infotec (3rd Floor, Ste 302) – 11820 Fountain Way – Newport News – VA 23606 – (757) 240.4580
South Morrison Family Ed Ctr – 746 Adams Dr – Newport News – VA 23601 – (757) 928.6765
Centura College-Peninsula – 616 Denbigh Blvd – Newport News – VA 23608 – (757) 874.2121
Norfolk
Norfolk Technical Center – 1330 N Military Hwy – Norfolk – VA 23502 – (757) 892.3389
Tidewater Comm Coll (WFD) – 300 Granby St (Ste 2505) – Norfolk – VA 23510 – (757) 822.1310
Norfolk State University – 700 Park Ave – Norfolk – VA 23504 – (757) 823.8600
Old Dominion University – 4427 Hampton Blvd – Norfolk – VA 23529 – (757) 683.3697
Cross Data Inc. – 861 Glenrock Rd (Ste 105) – Norfolk – VA 23502 – (757) 461.1717
Centura College – 7020 N Military Hwy – Norfolk – VA 23518 – (757) 853.2121
Portsmouth
Portsmouth Public Schools – 2801 Turnpike Rd – Portsmouth – VA 23707 – (757) 393.8822
Reston
Reston Technology Center Recruiters – 11367 Sunset Hills Rd – Reston – VA 20190 – (703) 774.9454
Intellectual Point-Reston – 11321 Sunset Hills Rd – Reston – VA 20190 – (571) 577.7890
TASC Management Corp – 11425 Isaac Newton Sq S (Ste 201) – Reston – VA 20190 – (703) 310.7760
Sunset Learning Inst – 12120 Sunset Hills Rd (Ste 100) – Reston – VA 20190 – (303) 729.1084
Richmond
Richmond City Public Schools – 119 W Leigh St – Richmond – VA 23220 – (804) 780.8311
Global Inst of Technology – 1311 High Point Ave – Richmond – VA 23230 – (804) 562.4798
Roanoke
Roanoke Higher Ed Ctr – 108 N Jefferson St – Roanoke – VA 24016 – (540) 767.6161
South Boston
Southern VA Higher Ed Ctr – 820 Bruce St – South Boston – VA 24592 – (434) 572.5568
Springfield
Fairfax Co. Adult High – 6815 Edsall Rd – Springfield – VA 22151 – (703) 658.2767
Sterling
Satnam Technologies – 46179 Westlake Dr – Ste 220 – Sterling – VA 20165 – (703) 980.7454
Suffolk
The College & Career Academy @ Pruden – 4169 Pruden Blvd – Suffolk – VA 23434 – (757) 925.5651
Vienna
Sinteg Solutions – 1880 Howard Ave (Ste 301A) – Vienna – VA 22182 – (703) 847.3000
Virginia Beach
Centura College – 2697 Dean Dr – Virginia Beach – VA 23452 – (757) 340.2121
Virginia Beach Adult Learning Ctr – 5100 Cleveland St – Virginia Beach – VA 23462 – (757) 648.6050
IntellecTechs – 195 S Rosemont Rd (Se 103) – Virginia Beach – VA 23452 – (757) 962.2487
HyperLearning Technologies – 3630 S Plaza Trail (Ste 250) – Virginia Beach – VA 23452 – (757) 495.0714
Infotec – 100 Constitution Dr – Virginia Beach – VA 23462 – (757) 518.9100
Williamsburg
Coll. of William & Mary (Literacy for Life) – 301 Monticello Ave – Williamsburg – VA 23187 – (757) 221.3325
Winchester
Lord Fairfax EMS Council – 180 Prosperity Dr – Ste 1 – Winchester – VA 22602 – (540) 665.0014
Wise
Wise Co GED Test Ctr – 515 Hurricane Rd – Wise – VA 24293 – (276) 386.2433
Woodbridge
NOVA-Workforce Test Ctr (NVCC) – 2675 College Dr (Ste 238) – Woodbridge – VA 22191 – (703) 878.6149
The Archer Institute (weekends only) – 4203 Dale Blvd – Woodbridge – VA 22193 – (703) 853.1727
Wytheville
Wytheville Comm Coll – 1000 E Main St – Wytheville – VA 24382 – (276) 223.4820

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GED Price and Retesting

So the overall price of the GED exam is $120 in Virginia but you have the option to sit for (and pay for) each of the subtests (modules whenever you feel ready to do so. Each subtest costs $30.

If you need to retake a subject test, you can do so twice without any waiting period. If you have to retest for the third time, however, a wait time of at least 60 days applies.

Your first two retakes will set you back just $10 (the fee for the testing center) but they must be taken within one year. After one year, the regular price of $30 per subject test will count again.

The Four GED Subtests

The GED exam consists of four subtests in these subject areas: Science (90 minutes), Social Studies (70 minutes), Language Arts (150 minutes including a 10-minute break), and Math (115 minutes). The GED exam is available in English and Spanish.

Prepare Well

The GED exam is pretty challenging and preparation is more important than ever before. Proper study material is available at your community library or the local bookstore. There are also some pretty good free online courses available (such as the free video lessons and practice tests on this website) and if you go to GED.com you’ll also get lots of great information. The GED exam offers a fighting chance at a great job with good wages and the certificate also opens the door towards a college education.

Free GED Online Prep In Virginia

Practice Tests: Math, Social Studies, Language, and Science
Online GED Classes
Pre GED Quizzes

GED Scoring

The GED modules (subtests) are independent tests that can be taken separately. Scoring is measured on a 100 to 200 scale and is done as follows:
Below Passing: 100 – 144
High school equivalency: 145 – 164
College-ready: 165 – 174
College-ready + college credits: 175 – 200
Students scoring in the last two categories may have admission prerequisites such as SAT or ACT scores waived.

GED Testing

The GED exam offers you much more than merely a set of four tests. Go to GED.com and create your account with MyGED. This is your online portal where you register and schedule your tests. This is the place where you pay for your tests, check your scores. Here you can also get lots of info about not only the GED exam but also the job market and colleges and universities.

Your Future

In the US, there are nearly 40 million people who didn’t complete their regular high school track, and taking the GED exam successfully will lead to better employment possibilities and unlock doors to colleges and universities. Check also our post on how to sign up for the GED tests at MyGED.

Registration is done online but you may also contact the staff at a testing site near you by phone to learn more about their services. Check out also if there are some workforce events in your area to learn all about employment opportunities and join an adult education day or evening class that will provide instruction that suits your calendar.

Successful test takers are awarded the Virginia GED diploma. Preparation is key, and listed on this website are all sites where prep classes are available. Click on your nearest city for all options. For many people, the GED is a second chance to obtain a credential that is equivalent to a regular high school diploma and accepted as such by employers and schools.

Online GED Testing?

No, there is NO online GED testing. The four GED tests must be taken in person at an official testing center. There are more and more internet sites that tell you something different, but beware: these sites are false, and only want your money.

The documents they issue are worthless and will not be recognized by employers and schools. The best method to be certain you will get your GED diploma is to get properly prepared. By the time that you think you are ready to sit for the exam, you can very well take one of this website’s free practice tests.

The GED test is a four-part test that covers the basics that a student would have needed to know in order to have received a high school diploma. For many who take a high school equivalency test, the preparation involves brushing up on skills they once had but may not have used for a while. The majority of high school dropouts leave school in their junior or senior year so they do in fact still have a decade of learning under their belt that just needs to be recapped upon.

Most good GED programs (on- or offline) offer a number of good study tools to prepare the individual to take the high school equivalency test. Taking practice tests is one of the best ways to prepare for the GED as it gives students a very good idea of which of the gaps in their knowledge they need to work on before taking the test. Please check also this website’s free support that you can use without submitting an email address or some other personal information. Online studying allows you to study at hours that fit your schedule.

How Will I Benefit From Getting A GED?

The benefits of having a GED are huge, to say the least. Holding a GED means that a student can now carry on to college and increase their career and earnings potential even further. It also means that employers will no longer pass over a candidate just because they did not graduate from high school and take the time to see that, yes, this may be the right person for the job.

The majority of the people who did not graduate from high school do not lack intelligence, they simply encountered difficulties in high school. By earning a high school equivalency diploma these people get the second chance they always deserved.

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