GED Pennsylvania General Information

Pennsylvania GED Testing Info

Pennsylvania awards the Commonwealth Secondary School Diploma to candidates who pass the GED exams in Pennsylvania.

The GED testing fee in Pennsylvania is different at different testing centers. The GED test is available in English, Spanish, and French languages in Pennsylvania and can be taken at any of the Pennsylvania 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.

Pennsylvania GED Practice Test

The best way to make sure you pass the Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania GED Testing Eligibility

To take the GED test in Pennsylvania you must be at least 16 years old. You must not be enrolled in a public or private high school, and you must not already have a high school diploma or high school equivalency diploma. You must live in Pennsylvania, and you must have a valid ID. If you are 16 or 17 years old, you can only take the Pennsylvania GED test if you meet special eligibility requirements. You must be 18 to receive the Pennsylvania GED credential, and if you take the GED tests before you are 18, you will get your credential on your 18th birthday.

If you are 16 or 17, you’ll need written verification from your school superintendent or principal that you are withdrawn from school. You’ll also need a letter from an employer, college, military, or state institution that states your need to pass the GED test.

Don’t take the Pennsylvania 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.

Pennsylvania 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.

Pennsylvania GED Retesting

If you took the Pennsylvania GED test and did not pass, you don’t have to take the whole test again, just the parts you did not pass. You can only re-take a subject three times during one year, and requirements may be different at different test centers. Before you test again, it’s a good idea to go back and study, to make sure that you’re prepared.

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

Pennsylvania 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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Pennsylvania GED Transcripts

You can get a copy of your Pennsylvania GED transcripts from the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Go to the Pennsylvania GED Transcript Request Form. Fill out the form online, and then print the generated request form. Mail it in to the address on the form along with your fee. The cost is $3 for each duplicate Pennsylvania GED transcript.



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GED PA Testing Centers and Test Prep

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


GED Programs in Pennsylvania

Find an adult education program in Pennsylvania from this directory of Pennsylvania adult education. Call a program near you for information about GED programs and GED classes in your area.


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