Iowa GED® Testing
How to Get a GED in IA
IA GED Test Prep Online
IA GED Practice Test
Your Iowa GED® is right around the corner. Around a half-million people will get a GED this year, and you’ve taken the first steps. Keep going! Start with quality GED test prep and practice, and you’ll have your GED sooner than you think.
The Iowa GED Is Right Around the Corner.
Be aware, the GED exam cannot be taken online, but you can study online. In the state of Iowa, GED testing is handled by the Iowa Department of Education. The Iowa GED exam can only be taken at a local official GED test center. Find Iowa GED test centers.
GED Iowa General Information
Iowa GED Testing Info
Iowa awards the State of Iowa High School Equivalency Diploma to candidates who pass the GED exams in Iowa. If you are younger than 18 when you pass the tests, you will receive your diploma when you turn 18.
The GED testing fee in Iowa is different at different test centers, but is usually around $100 for all five tests. The GED test is available in English, Spanish, and French languages in Iowa and can be taken at any of the Iowa 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.
Iowa GED Practice Test
The best way to make sure you pass the Iowa 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. Iowa requires that you pass an Official GED Practice Test at a test center before taking the GED exam. To prepare and improve your score, it’s a good idea to practice at home first. Find out about online GED practice tests for Iowa.
Iowa GED Testing Eligibility
In order to take the GED test in Iowa, you must be at least 17 years old. You cannot be enrolled in an accredited high school, have a high school diploma, or have a high school equivalency diploma. You must pass an Official GED Practice Test at a test center to take the GED exam.
The Iowa GED and Official GED Practice Tests are given at community colleges throughout Iowa. To take the tests, you will need to talk with an instructor at an Iowa community college to determine what requirements you will need to fulfill to take the test. Before you take the Official GED Practice Test, you will need to show that you have high enough skills.
Don’t take the Iowa 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.
Iowa 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.
Iowa GED Retesting
If you took the Iowa GED test and did not pass, you don’t have to take the whole test again, just the parts you did not pass. Before you test again, go back and study, to make sure that you’re prepared. The state of Iowa requires that you wait before taking the test again, but the amount of time depends on your skills and your testing center. You will need to take skills tests or an Official GED Practice Test before you retest. The fee to retest in Iowa is $5 per subject.
Think you’re ready to retest? Try a GED practice test.
Iowa 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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Iowa GED Transcripts
You can get a copy of your Iowa GED transcripts or diploma from the Iowa Department of Education GED Records Specialist. Just print and fill out the State of Iowa--Request for GED Documents Form. Follow the instructions on the form, and mail it in to the address on the form along with your fee. The cost is $5 for each duplicate Iowa GED transcript or diploma.
How Can I Get My
GED Certificate Fast?
The fastest way to get your GED certificate is to study online. Online GED test prep gives you the freedom to study at the best time for you and at your own pace. It eliminates all the stress and embarrassment of the classroom.
Does It Cost?
The GED Academy makes GED test prep affordable and convenient. We give you payment options that will work for you so you can afford everything you need to prepare for the GED test online.
Should I Take a
Yes! A practice test will help you determine if you are ready for the actual GED® test. Sign up for our Free Practice Test.
How Hard Is
the GED Test?
The key to the GED test is preparation. We make the GED test easier than you think by helping you brush up on the right skills, in the right way. We’ve helped thousands earn a GED credential and go on to new careers and colleges.
GED IA Testing Centers and Test Prep
To find local GED schools in Iowa, the best resources are Iowa community colleges. Iowa’s community college system administers the GED test and determines if you’re prepared to take the test. Resources for GED classes in Iowa are listed below, as well as Iowa 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 Iowa GED.
GED Programs in Iowa
Each of Iowa’s fifteen community colleges has a adult basic education/high school completion program that provides GED tests, other skills tests, and adult education classes. Download the contact information for Iowa community colleges. Call for information about GED programs and GED classes in your area.
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