To earn your GED in the state of Maryland, you will need to take and pass your Maryland GED. This exam includes 4 total subject tests.
The GED allows individuals who have not earned their high school diploma to earn a similar credential. A GED is a great option for someone who wants a high school equivalent certification.
The requirements are mostly the same for all states, but some states have very small differences. We review how to get your GED in Maryland as well as the specific requirements.
Summary: Learn the specifics of the Maryland GED in our guide below. To begin practicing, visit our GED practice test home.
The GED test in Maryland includes 4 total subjects. Each subject is timed. Each subject is scored separately on a scale from 100-200. You will need to score 145+ on each subject to earn your GED.
The subjects and time limits are listed below:
- Mathematical Reasoning – 115 Minutes
- Reasoning Through Language Arts – 150 Minutes
- Social Studies – 70 Minutes
- Science – 90 Minutes
Can You Take the GED Test Online in Maryland?
You can take the GED online in Maryland. You must be 18 or older, have the proper equipment (webcam, internet access, and a private room), and must have scored “green” on the GED Ready exam within 60 days.
You can learn more about the GED Ready requirement below.
How Much Does It Cost to take the GED in Maryland?
Maryland subsidizes the cost of the GED for test-takers. This discounted rate is only applicable for your first attempt of the exam and does not apply to retakes. The fees are as follows:
- In-Person Maryland GED Fees – $11.25 per subject
- Online Maryland GED Fees – $17.25 per subject
If you will be needing to take a subject exam again, you will have to pay $30 (in-person testing) or $36 (online testing).
Maryland GED Requirements
- You must be 19 years old to take the GED in Maryland.
- You can still take the test if you are ages 16-18. You will need to provide proof of legal withdrawal or provide proof of enrollment in home instruction. Here is the legal withdrawal form.
- You must be a resident in the state of Maryland.
- You can provide proof of this via a Maryland issued driver license, passport, or active Military ID card.
Non-High School Status
- You must not currently be enrolled in high school.
- You must not have graduated from high school.
GED Ready Test
This is the “pre-exam” offered by GED testing services. Visit the GED Ready home for more information on this exam.
- For individuals taking the exam at a testing center, you will not have to take the GED Ready exam.
- For individuals taking the exam online, you will have to take the GED Ready. You will need to score “green” on the exam and receive this score within 60 days of testing.
How to Get a GED in Maryland
You can follow the steps below to get your GED in Maryland:
- Meet all the requirements – Verify that you meet all the requirements listed above.
- Begin preparing for the exam – You should spend some time studying for the exam. Use our free GED practice tests to prepare.
- Decide how you will be taking the exam – Decide if you will be taking the Maryland GED online or in-person.
- Take GED Ready – if you will be taking the exam online, you will need to take the GED Ready exam and score “green” on it before you can take the actual exam.
- Register for the exam – You will need to register for the exam and schedule your date and test time.
- Pass the exam – the last step is to take and pass the exam. If you score 145+ on all subjects, you will receive your GED.
Maryland GED Practice Test
Practice exams are a great way to prepare for the actual exam. The GED test in Maryland has the same subjects as other states, so you can utilize our GED practice test hub to prepare. Use the answer explanations to better learn important concepts.
Maryland GED Test FAQs
What are the fees to take the GED in Maryland?
Maryland subsidies the GED for first time testers. You will pay $11.25 per subject if you will be taking the exam in-person. You will pay $17.25 per subject if you will be taking the exam online.
If you are taking the exam a second time, you will pay $30 per subject (in-person) or $36 per subject (online testing).
What is the retake policy for the GED in Maryland?
If you are taking the exam in-person, you are allowed to take the exam 3 times per calendar year. It is recommended that you spend time studying between attempts since you only get 3 per year.
If you are taking the exam online, you will be allowed one retake before having to wait 60 days.
Is residency required in the state of Maryland for the GED?
Yes, you will need to be a resident in the state of Maryland to take the GED.
How long is the GED in Maryland?
The exam lasts for 7 hours and 41 minutes. You will have 115 minutes for math, 90 minutes for social studies, 90 minutes for science, and 150 minutes for language arts.