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Alabama GED Testing Info

Alabama awards the State of Alabama High School Equivalency Diploma to candidates who pass the GED exams in Alabama.

The GED testing fee in Alabama is $50 for all five tests, or $10 per test for retesting. The GED test is available in English, Spanish, and French languages in Alabama and can be taken at any of the Alabama Official GED Testing Centers. Be sure to check specific testing information with your local GED test center, since fees, schedules, test languages, and other requirements may vary.

To pass the GED test, you will need to score a minimum of 410 on each test, and an average of 450. Find out more answers about the GED test at the GED FAQ.

Alabama GED Practice Test

The best way to make sure you pass the Alabama GED test is to be prepared. If you think you’re ready for the test, or if you want to know what to study, you should take a GED practice test. While Alabama doesn’t require a practice test to take the GED, a practice test can improve your GED scores. Find out about online GED practice tests for Alabama.

Alabama GED Testing Eligibility

To take the GED test in Alabama you must be at least 16 years old. If you are 18 years of age or more then you can take the AL GED test as long as you are not enrolled in a public or private high school, and do not already have a high school diploma or high school equivalency diploma. If you are 16 or 17 years old, you can take the Alabama GED test if you meet special eligibility requirements.

If you are 17:

  • You must have a signed and notarized statement of test consent from a parent or legal guardian.
  • You must have official documentation on stationery from a city or county local education agency, verifying that you have withdrawn from school.
  • You must have a notarized Student Exit Interview form from the school system.
  • You must prove that you live in the state of Alabama.

If you are 16:

  • You must have a notarized Certificate of Exemption from your local school superintendent.
  • You must have a notarized letter from a parent or legal guardian that you have left your school program and have permission to take the GED test.
  • You must prove that you live in the state of Alabama.

Don’t take the Alabama GED test unless you’re prepared. You can pass, but if you’re like most people, you’ll need some brush-up and to get familiar with the test. Find out about GED online classes.

Alabama GED: College Eligibility

More than 60 percent of GED test-takers plan to go on to college. The GED exam can help you get there. Ninety-eight percent of colleges and universities in the U.S. accept the GED credential, though some colleges require additional tests, such as the SAT or the ACE. Check with the admissions offices of the colleges you’re interested in for their requirements. Beware of online high school degrees that colleges won’t accept.

Alabama GED Retesting

If you took the AL GED test and did not pass, you don’t have to take the whole test again, just the parts you did not pass. You’ll keep your highest score, even if you retest and get a lower score. Before you test again, go back and study, to make sure that you’re prepared. The state of Alabama requires that you wait 6 weeks (42 calendar days) before testing again, and you can’t retest for one subject before taking all the parts of the test. The average fee to retest in Alabama is $10 per subject.

Think you’re ready to retest? Try a GED practice test.

Alabama GED Testing Accommodations

You may ask for testing accommodations for physical or mental issues that may affect your ability to take the test, including learning disabilities, ADHD, psychiatric or psychological conditions, and physical/chronic health conditions. You will need relevant medical or academic records and a current evaluation of your condition by a doctor or psychologist, plus a detailed letter or report from your evaluator. You will also need to fill out an Accommodations Request Form for either ADHD, Emotional/Mental Health, Learning Disabilities, or Health Disabilities, which has sections for you, the GED Chief Examiner in your area, and your evaluator. Read the testing accommodations guidelines for more information.

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Alabama GED Transcripts

You can get a copy of your Alabama GED transcripts or certificate from the Alabama Community College System Alabama State GED Testing Program. Just print and fill out the Alabama GED Form 3, Request for Diploma, Transcript, Name Change or Verification. Follow the instructions on the form, and mail it in to the address on the form along with your fee, or go in person to pay in cash. The cost is $10 for each duplicate Alabama GED transcript or diploma.

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GED AL Testing Centers and Test Prep

To find local GED schools in Alabama, the best resources are local adult education centers, libraries, community colleges, and adult schools. Resources for GED classes in Alabama are listed below, as well as Alabama GED testing centers.

Local GED Programs versus Online GED Courses

Local GED programs provide classroom learning, often similar to high school programs. Online GED courses provide GED test prep in your home, on your own schedule. The GED Academy online GED courses create a customized learning experience to walk you through getting your Alabama GED.

GED Programs in Alabama

Download a list of adult education/GED schools in Alabama including local GED Mobile, Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama, and Montgomery, Alabama test prep. Call for information about GED programs and program fees in your area.

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