GED West Virginia General Information

West Virginia GED Testing Info

West Virginia awards the State of West Virginia GED Diploma to candidates who pass the GED exams in West Virginia.

There is no GED testing fee in West Virginia. The GED test is available in English, Spanish, and French languages in West Virginia and can be taken at any of the West 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.

West Virginia GED Practice Test

The best way to make sure you pass the West 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. West Virginia requires you to pass an Official GED Practice Test at a test center before you take the GED test. You must score a minimum of 420 on each practice test subject with a total of at least 2250 to take the West Virginia GED. Studying at home with a practice test can help you prepare and improve your GED scores. Find out about online GED practice tests for West Virginia.

West Virginia GED Testing Eligibility

To take the GED test in West Virginia you must be at least 16 years old. You do not need to live in West Virginia to take the test, but you will need a valid and current state or federal photo ID. 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.

There are special requirements for those under 19 years old. If you are married or emancipated, you will be treated as an 18-year-old. If you are 18, your class must have graduated, you must have formally withdrawn from school, or you must be home schooled or in an alternative education program. If you are 16 or 17, you must also have a parent or guardian’s permission to test.

Don’t take the West 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.

West 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.

West Virginia GED Retesting

If you took the WV GED test and did not pass, you don’t have to take the whole test again, just the parts you did not pass. You must take all five subject tests before you can retest. West Virginia requires that you retake the Official GED Practice Test in the areas you still need to pass, and you may need to take adult education GED prep. Before you test again, it’s important to go back and study, to make sure that you’re prepared. Retesting in West Virginia is free.

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West 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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West Virginia GED Transcripts

You can get a copy of your West Virginia GED transcripts or diploma from the West Virginia Department of Education. Just print and fill out the West Virginia GED Release of Information Form. Follow the instructions on the form, and mail it in to the address on the form along with your fee. The cost is $10 for each duplicate West Virginia GED transcript or diploma.



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GED WV Testing Centers and Test Prep

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


GED Programs in West Virginia

Adult Basic Education centers in West Virginia provide preparation and classes for the West Virginia GED test. Locate a West Virginia ABE class online through the West Virginia Adult Basic Education Class Location Directory.


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