Registration for GED Test
It is a battery of five tests, specially planned for individuals who for some reasons were unable to get formal education. Any one who is 18 years of age or older and is not a high school graduate can register for the test. A citizen of the United States or a person who has been a school dropout for a minimum one year can sit for the test. It is also sometimes known as General Equivalency Diploma. In order to pass, the examinee must obtain an average of 450 or more in all the five tests and 410 score on an average in each of the five tests. The test taker can take the test in English, French and Spanish. Before appearing for the main test, it is necessary for the test taker to appear and clear the pre-test. The pre-test gives the authorities an opportunity to find out each test taker’s level of efficiency.
On passing the main test, American Council on Education, which is recognized by almost all the colleges and universities of America, awards the candidate with a diploma and on the basis of this diploma; the candidate can upgrade his qualification and also secure a good job.
Before appearing for the test, it is compulsory for all candidates to register first with the concerned authorities. Make sure that you have all the required documents before registration. You must register in person. The test fee must be paid at the time of booking. The fee varies from state to state and is received in cash, money order, check or voucher. For booking, you must bring certain documents for verifying your identity. You must bring along a cashiering receipt for the test fees and an acceptable form of photograph ID like valid passport, valid driver’s license, a valid military id card, valid state ID, any other US Government ID or a valid foreign Government ID. The valid photograph should contain your picture, name, address, birth date and signature. The second form of ID can include an attested security card, current college or university photograph ID or a high school ID, bank card photograph ID, workplace photograph ID or credit card photograph ID. Check cashing card, library card, insurance card and tourist card are unacceptable forms of ID.
If you are unsuccessful to pass in the first attempt, then you can reappear for the test again but an additional fee will be charged for reappearing for each test that you couldn’t clear. If for some reason you are unable to appear for a test, your test fee will be forfeited and you will be required to pay again.
You will have to fill up a card, which you will be given at the time of registration. The information regarding your full name, social security number, mailing address along with number and street or P.O Box, city, state, zip, country, date of birth, age and contact phone number will have to be filled up. You will also have to write down information related to the last grade in the school that you had completed, the city or state in which it was located and the year of attending it. The sign up form will also require reasons to be filled up for taking up the test i.e. for employment purpose or to qualify for education or training. The preferable test dates will have to be filled along with two choices of the test city. The choice date and city filled up in the form will be only used if your first choice is unavailable as there are limited dates available for the test. You will have to give your option at the time of sign up whether you would like to give all the five tests in one day or two, three tests in a day. If you shift your examination date or change the center or if you want to take a test again you must provide an unofficial transcript at the time of registration.
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