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General Education Development (GED 2014)

Many adults who did not complete a high school program of instruction have continued to learn through a variety of experiences encountered in everyday life. The purpose of the GED Testing Program is to provide an opportunity for these individuals to have the learning acquired from such educational experiences evaluated and recognized.

The GED Tests make it possible for qualified individuals to earn a high school credential, thus providing opportunities for hundreds of thousands of adults to:
  • Pursue higher education
  • Obtain jobs or job promotions
  • Achieve personal goals
  • Enlist in military service
The GED test will have a passing score of 150 for each subject. Therefore, students will need to reach a score of at least 150 on each subject and a total score of 600 or higher across the four-subject tests in order to receive the GED test credential. Students may also earn an "Honors" score if they receive a score of 170 or higher on any subject. See below for the full score scale:
  • Below Passing: 100 - 149
  • Passing Sco r e : 15 0 - 169
  • Honors Passing Score : 170 - 200
There are four subject areas:
  • Reasoning through Language Arts is 150 minutes, including a 10-minute break
  • Mathematical Reasoning is 115 minutes
  • Science is 90 minutes
  • Social Studies is 90 minutes

South Carolina Residents: (You must have an ID issued by the SC Department of Motor Vehicles to be considered a state resident).

$150.00 for full 4-test examination.
$37.50 for each separate test.

We encourage test takers to complete the Official Practice Test - GED Ready- prior to taking the Official GED 2014 Test. This practice test is given through your local Adult Education program. Call for more information 803.535.1321 or 803.535.1420.