GED South Dakota General Information

South Dakota GED Testing Info

South Dakota awards the South Dakota GED Certificate to candidates who pass the GED exams in South Dakota.

The GED testing fee in South Dakota is $95 for all five tests, which includes a $20 application fee and $75 test fee. The GED test is only available in English languages in South Dakota and can be taken at any of the South Dakota 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.

South Dakota GED Practice Test

The best way to make sure you pass the South Dakota 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. South Dakota requires you to take an Official GED Practice Test at a test center before taking the GED exam. You must pass the Official GED Practice Test with 500 in each subject before taking the GED test. Studying at home with a practice test can help you prepare and improve your GED scores. Find out about online GED practice tests for South Dakota.

South Dakota GED Testing Eligibility

To take the GED test in South Dakota 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. If you are 16 or 17 years old, you must take GED prep in school to prepare for the GED exam, or you must be home schooled. A GED transcript will be issued when you complete the GED exams, but a GED Credential will only be awarded after you turn 18.

You are not required to live in South Dakota to take the South Dakota GED test. You are required to take an Official GED Practice Test before taking the GED exam, and you must pass with a minimum score of 500 in each subject.

Don’t take the South Dakota 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.

South Dakota 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.

South Dakota GED Retesting

If you took the SD GED test and did not pass, you don’t have to take the whole test again, just the parts you did not pass. There is a 30 day waiting period to retest, and you must pass all five tests within two years. You may take each subject test up to three times in a year. Before you test again, it’s a good idea to go back and study, to make sure that you’re prepared. The fee to retest in South Dakota is $15 per subject.

If you’ve passed the GED test but want to retest to get higher scores, you must make a written request explaining why you need to retest and earn higher scores.

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

South Dakota 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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South Dakota GED Transcripts

You can get a copy of your South Dakota GED transcript from the South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation GED Office. Just print and fill out the South Dakota Request for Additional GED Transcripts 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 any number of duplicate South Dakota GED transcripts requested at the same time.



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GED SD Testing Centers and Test Prep

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


GED Programs in South Dakota

If you are under 18, you must prepare for the South Dakota GED test in a GED prep class at your local high school, or you must have been home schooled. If you are over 18, contact one of the South Dakota adult education programs near you. Call for information about GED programs and GED classes in your area.


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