How to Get a GED® in Kentucky

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You can study for the Kentucky GED test online without having to attend class.


Kentucky State GED Test Eligibility Requirements

  • 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test if you have reached the legal age of withdrawal in the local school district where you live and have officially withdrawn from school for at least 90 days as certified by the local school district.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 check your state’s other rules and requirements here.

Over 20 Million Adults

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


"I’m not really sure what I want to do yet, but I definitely plan to go to college. I’m 16 and live in Kentucky. I’ve been going through a lot the past couple of years. I’m in and out of the hospital like every two or three weeks because I have cystic fibrosis. I have been so stressed out because I’m so behind. I think getting my GED would be the best option for me."

– Sydney, Kentucky