We often are asked if attending class is still required when students have already registered and paid for the GED tests.
Well, this all depends on your state. There are states that require GED test-takers to complete a prep course before they’re allowed to sit for the tests but in most states, you don’t have to complete a GED prep course or take a practice test first.
To qualify for taking the GED exam online, however, taking the official GED Practice test (the GED Ready® test) first and attaining scores in the “likely to pass” (or “Green”) zone is required.
So in general, there’s no need to go to class if your GED tests are scheduled. There are four separate and independent GED tests that cover the academic subject fields of Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and Language Arts. You are allowed to take these tests one or more at a time.
If, however, your state requires GED test-takers to complete a prep course first, make sure you don’t miss out on any class appointments. Wouldn’t it be a shame if you were not allowed to sit for your scheduled and paid tests because of just missing a class?
Keep also in mind that a number of states require GED test-takers to additionally take and pass a Constitution and/or Civics test. Check our page about your state, or with a prep or test site to learn about your state’s specific requirements.