GED Kentucky General Information

Kentucky GED Testing Info

Kentucky awards the GED Diploma to candidates who pass the GED exams in Kentucky.

The GED testing fee in Kentucky is $60 for all five tests. The GED test is available in English and Spanish languages in Kentucky and can be taken at any of the Kentucky 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.

Kentucky GED Practice Test

The best way to make sure you pass the Kentucky 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. Kentucky requires you to pass the Official GED Practice Test with a minimum score of 410 on each test and an average score of 450 in order to take the GED test. Studying with a practice test at home before taking the Official GED Practice Test can improve your GED scores. Find out about online GED practice tests for Kentucky.

Kentucky GED Testing Eligibility

To take the GED test in Kentucky you must be at least 16 years old. If you are 19 years of age or more then you can take the Kentucky 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. You must pass the Official GED Practice Test before taking the GED exam. If you are 16, 17 or 18 years old, you can take the Kentucky GED test if you have been officially withdrawn from public or private school for 90 days, or are withdrawn from school and have a superintendent’s waiver of the 90 days. You may also take the GED exam if you are 16, 17, or 18 and:

  • you are committed or placed in a state correctional facility, or
  • you are enrolled in a Job Corps program of instruction, or
  • you are considered a state agency child, or
  • you are detained in a juvenile detention or juvenile holding facility and are at least one year behind academically, have a minimum stay in detention of thirty days, and are approved for the GED by the local school superintendent, or
  • you are enrolled in a KDE approved GED Secondary Program and approved for the GED by the superintendent.

Don’t take the Kentucky 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.

Kentucky 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.

Kentucky GED Retesting

If you took the KY GED test and did not pass, you don’t have to take the whole test again, just the parts you did not pass. However, you can’t retest for any subject before taking all parts of the test. Before you test again, go back and study, to make sure that you’re prepared. The state of Kentucky requires that you study and show improvement on an Official GED Practice Test before testing again. The fee to retest in Kentucky is $30 per subject.

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Kentucky 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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Kentucky GED Transcripts

You can get a copy of your Kentucky GED transcripts or diploma from the Kentucky Adult Education agency. You can use the Kentucky online GED records request form. You may only use this form to request your own records. Follow the instructions on the form and submit your request online. The cost is $10 for each duplicate Kentucky GED transcript or $25 for a duplicate Kentucky GED diploma.



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GED KY Testing Centers and Test Prep

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


GED Programs in Kentucky

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