Get My GED Online

Many individuals are curious if they can earn their GED online. Finding a GED testing center and scheduling an appointment can be a big hassle. 

Learn how to get your GED online below. Pay special attention to all of the requirements and ensure you meet all the criteria. 

Summary: Learn about the online GED exam and all of the requirements.

How to Get My GED Online

In the past, the GED exam was only offered in-person via various testing centers. However, in the last couple of years, the GED exam has been made available online. 

Individuals who wish to take the exam online can now do so from the comfort of their own homes. There are a couple of requirements and boxes that need to be checked before the exam can be taken online. 

Most states allow the exam to be taken online, but some states still do not allow it. You can review our GED requirements guide to see if your state allows the online exam.

You will need to schedule your online GED test with the official GED provider.

GED Online Exam Checklist

Computer with Webcam

You will need a computer with a webcam to be able to take the GED online. You will not be permitted to take the exam on your phone or other mobile devices. 

You will be asked to run a systems test on your computer to make sure your computer meets all of the requirements. 

A webcam is required because you will be proctored and monitored while taking the exam to ensure there is no cheating. 

Workspace

A private workspace is another thing you will need to take the online GED. The space should be private (not a public space like a coffee shop, library, etc..). 

The space should have 4 walls and a door to close out outside distractions. 

Government ID

You will need a government-issued ID to check-in for your exam. Some example could include a driver’s license or a passport. 

GED Ready Score

In order to take the GED online, you will need to take a GED Ready practice test for each subject you intend to take online. 

You will need to score “green” in order to qualify to take that subject exam online. The “green” score must also be obtained within 60 days of taking your GED online.

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GED Online Exam Rules

As with any other exam, there are rules and expectations that must be met when taking the GED online. Here are some of the big ones: 

  1. No cheating
  2. You will be recorded via your webcam
  3. You must be in a private room with the door closed
  4. You must be the only person in the room
  5. You cannot leave your work area
  6. No calculator 
  7. No scratch paper
  8. No phones, headphones, or other personal items
  9. No food or drinks

Please note you will be given an online calculator when taking the exam, so you can do calculations that way. 

You will also be given an “online whiteboard” when taking the exam. Any scratch notes or calculations you need to draw out can be done with this feature.

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