GED Frequently Asked Questions
- What is the GED?The GED test is a high school equivalency exam. (GED stands for General Educational Development.) It tests reading, computation, interpreting information, and the ability to express yourself. The four subjects are:
Reasoning through Language Arts
- Is the GED / High School Equivalency Program changing?GED tests expired at the end of 2013. The new tests are completely computerized. No scores will be rolled over. Call 486-1243 for GED Assistance.
- When can I begin working on my GED / High School Equivalency Program?
Begin working on your GED, the nationally recognized high school equivalency test, as soon as possible.
Call now for an appointment: 907-486-1243.
- How much does the GED cost?
All classes, practice tests, instruction, tutoring, and homework help are free!
This year we have free vouchers for local registered Adult Education (AE) students testing for the first time per subject area (while state supplies last). The GED cost is normally $120.00.
- How do I get started with the GED?
Call 907-486-1243 for an appointment. We will begin with an assessment. Then we’ll meet for an advising and planning session. You’ll leave with a step-by-step plan specifically designed for you.
- How old do I have to be?
In order to take the GED test in the State if Alaska, you can not be enrolled in high school, have received a high school equivalency certification in another state, and must be at least 18 years old.
Students who are 16 or 17 years old may test by presenting a withdrawal slip from the last school attended in Alaska and have legal emancipation documentation or signed and notarized permission from a parent or guardian. Alaska Adult Education Regional Programs must determine 16 or 17 years old eligible for testing.
If you meet these qualifications, you are eligible to take the test.
- I have a job that makes it difficult to come to classes regularly. Can you still help
Yes! We have daytime and evening classes and walk-in “open lab” study times. We can check out materials for you to take home. We can also create an online study plan for you to use at any computer with internet access.
- How long does it take to get a GED?That depends on you. We will make a plan with you after we see your assessment results and discuss the time you have to commit to it.
- What if no one speaks my language?We are trained to teach English to speakers of any language. You are welcome and encouraged to enroll in our classes.
- How do I get my GED transcript?To get a free transcript you will need to contact the State ABE/GED Office. This site also has information if you need a duplicate GED diploma, which costs $15.