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Kentucky Offers the GED® Test

Kentucky offers the computer-based GED test for high school equivalency testing. Even though you cannot take the GED test online, you can prepare for it online and from the comfort of your own home!


Why Study Online?

There are three reasons why online study speeds up preparation for the tests.

  • First is flexibility. Online studying can fit into your schedule and lifestyle.
  • Second is control. You can study at your own pace instead of what the classroom dictates.
  • And third, you learn faster and retain more because Essential Education Academies customize the study to exactly what you need to know.  

Your $15 enrollment includes six courses to help you pass your high school equivalency test, get a job, improve your computer skills, and manage your finances. Make your dreams come true.  

Kentucky State GED Test Eligibility

  • You must be a resident of Kentucky.
  • You cannot be enrolled in an accredited high school or be a high school graduate.
  • You must be 19 years of age. However, if you are younger, you can take the test if you have reached the legal age of withdrawal in the local school district where you live and have officially withdrawn from school for at least 90 days as certified by the local school district. The local school superintendent may waive the 90 day school withdrawal requirement due to post-secondary enrollment, employment, medical reason, family crises or other extenuating circumstances. Students must complete the documentation of withdrawal form or receive other permissions. 
  • Cost: $30 (per subject); $120 (all subjects)
  • Passing score: 145 (minimum) in each subject
  • Accommodations: You must apply for disability accommodations through the GED test’s accommodations page.

After you pass the test, the State of Kentucky will award you a GED certificate that will show you have achieved the same level of knowledge as a high school graduate. To locate a Kentucky testing center, use the GED testing center locator, and check your state’s other rules and requirements here.

How to Know When You Are Ready

Take our free practice test before taking the official high school equivalency test to make sure you are ready. You will discover which areas you need to focus on in order to pass. Our online study course is designed to help you prepare quickly because you study only those areas that you need to master. 



That’s how many have successfully passed the GED test. So why wait?