How to Get a GED® in South Dakota

Study for the South Dakota GED online without having to attend class!

South Dakota GED Requirements

  • Resident: You do not have to be a resident of South Dakota.
  • Age: You must be at least 18 years old. If you are 16 or 17, you must have home school status, be attending an in-school GED prep program, or submit to the state office an underage testing waiver signed by your parent/guardian and a school official.
  • Enrolled: You cannot be enrolled in an accredited high school or be a high school graduate.
  • Cost: Test Center: $50 (per subject) or $200 (all subjects). Online: $50 (per subject)
  • Score: 145 (minimum) in each subject
  • Accommodations: You must apply for disability accommodations through the GED® Testing Service page.
  • Diploma: After you pass the test, the state of South Dakota will award you a certificate that will show you have achieved the same level of knowledge as a high school graduate.

Online GED Classes

Online programs like GED Academy are available to help you get your GED fast and easy.

Over 20 Million Adults

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

“I’m 24 years old and a single mother of a 4 year old son. I dropped out of school in th 9th grade, at the age of 16. I got pregnant when I was 19 and realized that I needed an education to find employment. I started GED test prep in October and successfully passed 4 of the 5 tests. I am pushing myself and working hard on trying to pass [Math]. I don’t want a life of poverty for my son.”

– Lindsey, South Dakota