Earn Your Indianapolis GED: What You Need to Know

In Indianapolis, the GED (General Educational Development) test is administered through the Indiana Department of Workforce Development Adult Education programs. Read on to find out about eligibility requirements and more information about the GED in Indianapolis.

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Who Is Eligible to Take the GED?

Indiana requires an individual to be a resident of Indiana for 30 days before taking the GED. You must also be at least 18 years old, and not yet graduated from a United States accredited high school. If you're at least 16 or 17, you may also be eligible by obtaining approval from a school superintendent as defined by Indiana Code.

What Are the GED Tests?

The GED tests are designed for adults who have not acquired a high school diploma to certify that they have attained the same level of academic knowledge and skills. Most colleges and universities accept the GED certificate as equivalent to a high school diploma. Most employers also accept the GED in jobs requiring a high school diploma.

Where Can I Take the Test?

The GED is only administered at official testing centers administered by the American Council of Education (ACE) (www2.acenet.edu). You can find a testing center in Indianapolis by visiting the ACE website and entering your zip code information. Most testing centers require pre-registration.

What's on the GED?

The GED exam is a battery of five tests, including math, science, social studies, language arts-reading and language arts-writing. All five components have multiple-choice questions. In addition, there is an essay to write. The entire exam lasts about 7.5 hours.

What Are Passing Scores?

You must earn a minimum score of 410 on each separate test and a total of 2,250 to pass the GED. This means that your average test score must be 450 to reach the total points required.

What If I Don't Pass the Tests the First Time?

You can take the tests again. Once you have completed all five tests, you are not required to take the whole GED again. You must retake any section on which you scored below 410 points. You may retake any section or sections to make up needed points to reach 2,250.

While there is no official wait time required before retaking the exam, preparation is recommended. Also note that only three forms of each test are available for each calendar year, which means that once you take the full test battery, you only have two opportunities to retake each separate one.

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