GED Arkansas General Information

Arkansas GED Testing Info

Arkansas awards the Arkansas High School Diploma to candidates who pass the GED exams in Arkansas.

Currently, there is no charge to take the GED test in Arkansas. The GED test is available in English, Spanish, and French languages in Arkansas and can be taken at any of the Arkansas 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.

Arkansas GED Practice Test

The best way to make sure you pass the Arkansas 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. Arkansas requires you to take an Official Practice Test at an approved adult ed center or GED Test Center before you take the test. Extra practice at home can also improve your GED scores. Find out about online GED practice tests for Arkansas.

Arkansas GED Testing Eligibility

To take the GED test in Arkansas, you must be at least 18 years old. You cannot be enrolled in a secondary or high school, have a high school diploma or high school equivalency diploma. You also must take the Official Practice Test (OPT) at an approved adult ed center or GED Testing Center before taking the GED exam.

To take the AR GED, you must have an Arkansas driver’s license, official Arkansas state picture identification card, or other government ID with proof that you live in Arkansas. All test-takers must complete a written confirmation of eligibility.

If you are 16 or 17 years old, you can be tested if you meet special eligibility requirements. If you are 16 or 17 years old, or have been home schooled, contact a local GED test center or adult ed center to find out the requirements.

Don’t take the Arkansas 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.

Arkansas 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.

Arkansas GED Retesting

If you took the AR GED Test and did not pass, you don’t have to take the whole test again, just the parts that you did not pass. Also, you can’t retest for one subject before taking all the parts of the test. Before you test again, go back to study, to make sure that you’re prepared. The state of Arkansas requires that you wait 30 to 60 days or complete a required number of hours of adult ed classes before you will be allowed to retake the exam. There is currently no fee to retest in the state of Arkansas.

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

Arkansas 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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Arkansas GED Transcripts

If you have taken the official GED tests in Arkansas and want an official copy of your scores mailed to a college, employer, or yourself, send in a written and signed request to the GED Testing Office, using the Arkansas Authorization to Release Official GED Documents. You may send your request by mail or fax to:

  • Arkansas GED Testing Office
  • Three Capitol Mall
  • Luther S. Hardin Building
  • Little Rock, AR 72201
  • Fax (501) 682-1982

For your protection, the Privacy Act of 1974 requires written permission with your signed request in order to release GED scores. Official score reports and/or GED results will not be given over the telephone. For security and authenticity purposes, official transcripts or diplomas are mailed directly from the GED Testing Office to the institution, employer, agency, or individual.



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GED AR Testing Centers and Test Prep

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


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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 Arkansas GED.


GED Programs in Arkansas

For local GED prep, contact one of the Arkansas adult education programs. Call for information about GED programs in your area.


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