How to Get a GED® in Washington D.C.

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You can study for the Washington D.C. GED test online without having to attend class.


Washington D.C. State GED Test Eligibility Requirements

  • You must be a resident of Washington DC
  • You cannot be enrolled in an accredited high school or be a high school graduate
  • You must be 18 years of age. However, if you are 16 or 17 you must provide documentation from a principal, director, or superintendent of having withdrawn from a traditional educational program six months prior to sitting for the GED® test; or provide a notarized letter from a parent, guardian, government agency, or court granting permission to sit for the GED test. Be sure to review your state’s rules and requirements before testing. 
  • Cost: $3.75 (per subject, $15 (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, Washington DC will award you a GED certificate that will show you have achieved the same level of knowledge as a high school graduate. 

Over 20 Million Adults

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


"My goal was to gain the satisfaction of knowing that I could obtain my GED certificate. I had been putting this off for the last 35 years. At 51 I feel like I have really accomplished something significant. Something that nobody can take away from me or minimize the importance of my accomplishment, I did this for me."

– Mike