GED Vermont: Earning your GED in Vermont

Generally accepted by colleges and employers as being equal to a traditional diploma, the GED can provide a multitude of professional and personal opportunities. Read this article to find out how to earn your GED in the state of Vermont.

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Vermont's GED Requirements:

Eligibility

Individuals must meet the following requirements in order to take the GED exam www.adultliteracy.org:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age or older (age requirements may vary, check with your local testing center for more details)
  • Must be a resident of Vermont
  • Must have withdrawn from a regular high school program for at least six months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
    • A 45 minute essay question.
  • Language Arts - Reading
  • Mathematics (Part 1 and 2)
    • A 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 a passing score is achieved.

Registration and Fees

Registration may be completed at any one of Vermont's official testing facilities. There is a fee of $60 to take the exam (or $12 per section). Bring sufficient ID with your social security number and proof of residence.

Preparation

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

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