Information For Candidates Taking The GED From Maryland
Steps for GED Certification in Maryland
This examination is the springboard to a successful career for those who had to give up high school studies due to unfortunate circumstances, but wish to pursue education later on in life. So if you are a resident of Maryland and want to get a diploma equivalent to a high school one, then you could consider appearing for this test. The features of the examination are different based on the state you are appearing from. The various features are discussed in the following sections.
Before you start preparing, it is essential that you get to know whether or not you are eligible for the examination. The eligibility criteria are as follows:
- You have to be at least 16 years of age in order to appear for the test.
- You will have to be a resident of Maryland for at least 3 months before your test date.
- It must be at least 6 months since you have attended school.
- You should not already have a high school diploma.
If you fulfill all the afore-mentioned criteria then you are eligible. Once you plan to take the examination you will have to consider registering for the examination. The registration process for the test is discussed in the following section.
Registration and Re-testing Policies
The registration process is fairly simple. In order to register for the test you will have to visit your local test center. To find the nearest testing site click on the following link:http://www2.acenet.edu/resources/ged/center_locator.cfm
Enter your zip/postal code to view the testing center convenient for you. The registration fees too vary depending on the location from where you are appearing for the test.
However, the registration fees are $45. You will have to visit the testing center in order to register for the test. While registering, ensure that you have a valid identity and address proofs since they will be required during the registration process. Maryland has 23 active test locations so selecting one that is convenient to you should not be difficult.
If you need to take a retest then you will have to wait for at least 2 months before you can take the test again. However, if you are unable to pass a certain section of the examination then you do not need to take the entire examination again, passing the required section in the subsequent retest is sufficient. If you require more information, then click on the following link: http://www2.acenet.edu/gedtest/policy/index.cfm?state=MD
Once you have registered for the examination you will have to start preparing for the test. Some preparatory means that you could consider are discussed in the following section.
Preparing for the Examination
Proper preparation is the first step you take towards a satisfactory examination. If you pass the test you will be awarded a diploma titled as 'Maryland High School Diploma'. Thus, if you wish to earn this you should prepare well for the test. You can appear for the test in English, French or Spanish. Moreover, it is not necessary for you to take ESL (unless the college or university you wish to study in requires it) if you have appeared for it in French or Spanish.
If you wish to prepare on your own then you could approach your local library for books. You could also check the following link for teaching aids to help you prepare for the test: http://www.dllr.state.md.us/gedmd/ged.shtml
If you require more help then you could consider enrolling in an online course where you will get sufficient practice and learn tips and strategies to help you take the examination efficiently. Since it tests your high school knowledge of Science, Social Studies, Arts and Mathematics revision and practice will be enough to prepare you for the test. So register for the test and start preparing for it, since sufficient preparation alone will help you succeed in the test.
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