GED New Hampshire: The New Hampshire GED Test

Remain a competitive member of today's workforce by earn your General Education Development (GED) certificate. A GED certificate will allow you to receive many of the same benefits as earning your high school diploma. Read this article to find out how to earn yours.

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The GED has given adults who haven't graduated high school the opportunity to earn a high school equivalency certificate. Individuals who wish to attend a post-secondary institution will also have a better chance of getting accepted. Read on for more information.

New Hampshire GED Requirements:

Eligibility

The following are the GED exam requirements set forth by the New Hampshire Department of Education (NHDE), www.ed.state.nh.us:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age or older (age requirements may vary, check with your local testing center for more details)
  • You do not have to be a citizen of the United States, however, you DO need to be a New Hampshire resident and show some photo ID
  • Must have withdrawn from high school for at least six months
  • Not a high school graduate

Exam Format

The exam consists of five different subject sections taken over seven and a half hours:

  • Language Arts - Writing (45 minute essay question)
  • Language Arts - Reading
  • Mathematics (calculator may be used on Part 1 only)
  • Science
  • Social Studies

Scoring

The score ranges from a minimum of 200 to a maximum of 800 on each subject section. The minimum required on each section is 410. The total minimum required for all subject sections is 2050. Individuals may retake all or part of the exam until passing scores are achieved.

Registration and Fees

Registration can be completed at any of the official New Hampshire testing centers. There is a fee of $55 to take the exam. Contact the New Hampshire Department of Education (NHDE), www.ed.state.nh.us, for additional registration information.

Preparation

Visit your local library or bookstore to view the available GED practice materials. Inquire at your local community college or adult learning center information about GED prep courses.

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