Virginia GED Requirements
- Resident: You do not have to be a resident of Virginia.
- Age: You must be 18 years old or older. However, if you are 16 or 17, you can take the test if you obtain documentation signed by the superintendent/designee certifying that you have completed a home instruction program, have been released from compulsory attendance by the local school board, or have been expelled from school. Applicants over 16 who have been court ordered to obtain a GED must provide documentation signed by the judge, and applicants over 16 in an adult correctional facility must provide documentation signed by the Department of Correctional Education that they are actively pursuing a GED certificate. ISAEP students over the age of 16 may take the test if they have achieved a minimum score of 450 on each of the subtests of the Official GED Practice Test before this form may be submitted.
- Enrolled: You cannot be enrolled in an accredited high school or be a high school graduate.
- Cost: Test Center: $36 (per subject) or $144 (all subjects). Online: $36 (per subject)
- Score: 145 (minimum) in each subject
- Accommodations: You must apply for disability accommodations through the GED test’s accommodations page.
- Diploma: After you pass the test, the State of Virginia will award you a GED certificate that will show you have achieved the same level of knowledge as a high school graduate.
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