Frequently Asked Questions
It depends on the background knowledge you are bringing with you. Some students need a brief review (2-4 weeks) while others take longer to get ready to test.
The Skills U Centers have the GED Ready: Official Practice Test. It is half the number of questions and half the time limit. If you follow the guidelines, it is a very good indicator of how you will do on the real test. In Kentucky, test candidates must score a 150 or higher in the subject area being tested to become eligible to schedule your GED test subject.
If you score below a 11.0 on any of the TABE assessments, you must take GED preparation classes to raise your scores.
The classes are set up so that you will work in large groups, pairs, and/or individually. You will work on the information upon which you need to focus to prepare for the test. When you are ready to test, your instructor will encourage you to go test.
There is no easy answer. It depends on the following questions:
- What are your goals?
- What are your skills?
- How motivated are you?
- How much time can you devote to this?
- How do you learn?
The only answer we can give you is that it is different for each person.
GED Tests shall be administered to any Kentucky resident who is certified as test ready and meets one of the following criteria:
- The applicant has a Kentucky address and is nineteen years of age.
- The applicant has a Kentucky address, is sixteen years of age and
- Has been officially withdrawn from public or private school for 90 days as certified by the local school district ** OR
- Is officially withdrawn from public or private school and receives a superintendents waiver of the 90 days for a postsecondary enrollment deadline, a condition of employment, medical reason or family circumstances. **Student must present proof of withdrawal on school form or letterhead at time of testing.
An applicant at least sixteen years of age with a Kentucky address is eligible to take the GED if the applicant is:
- Committed or placed in a state correctional facility.
- Enrolled in a Job Corps program of instruction.
- Considered a state agency child.
- Detained in a juvenile detention or juvenile holding facility and:
- Is at least one year behind academically.
- Has a minimum stay in detention of thirty daysand is approved for the GED by the local school superintendent
- Enrolled in a KDE approved GED Secondary Program and approved for the GED by the superintendent.
A dedicated staff that will:
- Keep your best interest in mind.
- Be knowledgeable of adult education materials and options.
- Maintain regular contact.
- Be knowledgeableabout outside services.
- Be prepared for class.
- Offer professional, courteous service