GED Virginia General Information

Virginia GED Testing Info

The Virginia Department of Education’s innovative Race to the GED Program is designed to encourage adults without a high school diploma to earn the VA GED credential. The goal of the Race to GED is to meet or exceed 20,000 Virginians passing the GED Tests each year.

The GED testing fee in Virginia is $58 for all five tests, or $10 per test for retesting. The GED test can be taken at any of the Virginia 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.

Virginia GED Practice Test

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

Virginia GED Testing Eligibility

In Virginia, you must usually be 18 years old and out of school to take the GED Tests. The state of Virginia makes some exceptions for 16-year-olds or 17-year-olds. Virginia has a GED Helpline, where counselors can help you determine whether you can take the test. Call 1-877-37-MY-GED (1-877-376-9433) for toll-free help.

Test-takers do not have to live in Virginia to take the GED test in Virginia. However, you must have identification that shows where you live, such as a driver’s license, when you take the test.

Don’t take the Virginia 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.

Virginia 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.

Virginia GED Retesting

If you didn’t pass the GED tests, you have a chance to retest. Before you test again, go back and study, to make sure that you’re prepared. A counselor at the Virginia GED Helpline can help you decide how to best prepare for and retake the tests. Call 1-877-37-MY-GED (1-877-376-9433) for toll-free assistance.

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

Virginia 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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Virginia GED Transcripts

You can get a duplicate copy of GED transcripts or your VA GED certificate from the Virginia Department of Education if you took your GED Test in Virginia. Use the VA GED Transcript and Duplicate Certificate Request form available as a .pdf file or Word document. Follow the instructions on the form to fill it out and return it to the address on the form, along with your fee of $5 per transcript and/or $10 per VA GED certificate. It takes about 7-10 business days (around 2 weeks) to send your GED transcripts and/or VA GED certificate.

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GED VA Testing Centers and Test Prep

Because Virginia has the Race to GED program, great local resources are available through the Department of Education. The Race to GED includes two programs called GED Fast Track and GED Prep, which include testing and instruction. Resources for GED classes in Virginia are listed below, as well as Virginia 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 Virginia GED.

GED Programs in Virginia

View a directory and map of Virginia adult education providers. Call a provider near you for information about local GED programs, GED classes, and online VA GED courses.

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