This post lists all GED prep classes and testing sites in the Arlington, Virginia region. The GED test offers adults who didn’t graduate high school another opportunity to acquire an equivalent credential.
GED testing can be done online and at certified Virginia testing facilities.
The GED® exam measures academic proficiency at a level that may also be expected of a graduating HS senior.
There are four computer-based GED subtests (modules) in Math, Science, Social Studies, and Literacy.
The subtests may be taken one at a time. There is no requirement to complete the four tests in one take.
Until recently, there was never an online GED test-taking option. You were required to come, in person, to a state-designated Virginia test center.
This has now changed, however, with the launch of the online proctored GED exam. To learn more, check the information at the bottom of this post.
Arlington GED prep locations
Arlington Community Learning (ACL)
2110 Washington Blvd, Arlington, VA 22204, Phone: 703-228-7220
New students must first take a $5 Reading and Math exam to assure proper course placement. Please call 703 228-7200 to schedule an appointment.
Arlington County Public Schools
2801 Clarendon Blvd, Suite 218, Arlington, VA 22201, Phone: 703-228-7220
2801 Clarendon Blvd, Suite 218, Arlington, VA 22201, Phone: 703-228-2560
Samaritan Ministry Northern Virginia Office
2207 Columbia Pike, Arlington, VA 22204, Phone: 703-271-0938
Pre GED Instruction
Locations around Arlington (cities by alphabet)
Alexandria Public Schools GED Education
3330 King St, Rm A 123, Alexandria, VA 22302, Ph 703.824.6845
See all GED prep options in Alexandria <- here
Northern Virginia Community College (Ed2Go Online Program)
8333 Little River Tpke, Annandale, VA 22003, Ph 703.323.3168
Fairfax Co. Adult Education GED Instruction
3877 Fairfax Ridge Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030, Ph 571.423.4650
Fairfax Sylvan Learning Center
3950 University Drive, Ste 211, Fairfax, VA 22030, Ph 571-642-1494
Fairfax Co. Jail GED Instruction
10520 Judicial Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030, Ph 703-246-2100
Not publicly available
Literacy Council of Northern Virginia
2855 Annandale Road, Falls Church, VA 22042, Ph 703.237.0866
Falls Church Hogar Immigrant services
6201 Leesburg Pike, Ste 307, Falls Church, VA 22044, Ph 703.534.9805 ext. 222
Fairfax County Adult High School-Falls Church
7510 Lisle Avenue, Falls Church, VA 22043, Ph 703.506.2250
Sylvan Falls Church
6521 Arlington Blvd, Suite 306, Falls Church, VA 22042, Ph 571.297.8166
2579 John Milton Dr, Suite 120, Herndon, VA 20171, Ph 571.642.1297
Plum Center for Lifelong Learning
6815 Edsall Rd, Springfield, VA 22151, Ph 703.503.6444 or 703-658-1201/2736
MLK Jr. Memorial Library Adult Literacy Center
901 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20001, Ph 202.727.1616/0321
For more DC locations, go to -> Washington D.C. GED Classes
Prince William Literacy Volunteers
4326 Dale Blvd, Suite 6, Woodbridge, VA 22193, Ph 703-670-5702
You can see all Woodbridge GED prep locations <- here.
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Arlington area GED test centers
Alexandria Public Schools Adult Learning Ctr GED Testing
1340 Braddock Pl (7th Floor), Alexandria, VA 23214, Ph 703-619-8027
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7700 Little River Turnpike, Suite 100A, Annandale, VA 22003, Ph 703-256-6060
Global Inst. of Technology Services (GIT) GED Testing
4041 University Drive, Ste 101, Fairfax, VA 22030, Ph: 703.310.7133
Career Technology Center
6269 Leesburg Pike, Suite 106, Falls Church, VA 22044, Ph 703-532-8898
Sunset Learning Institute
12120 Sunset Hills Road, Ste 100, Reston, VA 20190, Ph: 303.729.1084
Fairfax Co. Adult High
6815 Edsall Rd, Springfield – VA 22151, Ph 703.658.2767
Montgomery Coll. (Student Service Building, Room 323-B)
7625 Fenton St – Takoma Park – MD 20912, Ph 240.567.1555
1880 Howard Ave – Ste 301A, Vienna – VA 22182, Ph 703.847.3000
DC OSSE GED Testing
441 4th St NW, One Judiciary Square, Suite 370N, Washington, DC 20001, Ph 202-481-3950
GED passing score
The passing score on each of the four modules is 145. Scoring is measured on a 100-200 scale. So you need to score 580 points or more overall to earn your high school equivalency credential. Scoring is as follows:
Passing score: 145-164
College-Ready score: 165-174
College Ready + Credit: 175-200 points
You can take one or more of the subtests at a time if you wish.
Launching online GED testing
It used to be that sitting for the GED exam via the internet was no option. If you were looking to get hold of your Virginia GED diploma, you were required to show up personally at a state-approved Virginia GED testing facility.
This has now changed, however, with the launch of an online proctored option to sit for the four GED modules from your home. An online proctor monitors if your testing occurs in accordance with the regulations. To learn all about this interesting development, visit The introduction of the online GED test.
Who is the GED for?
The GED program is designed for individuals who were once enrolled in high school, but for various reasons, could not complete graduation requirements. Preparation is your key to success, and developing and/or refreshing your skills and/or knowledge are highly recommended for successfully completing the GED exam.
Students should take the GED Ready practice test to learn about their test readiness. This assessment indicates if they are likely to pass or require more preparation and in which subject areas.
When registering for the GED exam, you can pay as you go. This means that you can pay for the GED subject tests individually. In Virginia, the fee per subject test is $30, so the total testing fee is $120.
Online GED testing is more expensive. Then, the cost will be $36 per sub-exam ($144 in total). To qualify for online testing, however, you must attain sufficient scores on four GED Ready practice tests, which will set you back an additional $28 (4 tests at $6.99 each). So your overall cost will be $172.
You’ll need to create your account on the website GED.com. Then, you’ll have access to MyGED and get help with registration and scheduling your tests which can be done 24/7.
As said before, you pay as you go, and you can choose which subtest(s) you take and when and where. MyGED also gives you the prep tools to get all set for test day, and there are many resources to support you after you’ve passed the exam and to move forward.
Last Updated on June 16, 2022.