Georgia GED Test Programs
Ms. Kimberly Lee
Georgia GED Information
Director, Assessment, Evaluation and
Georgia Department of Technical and Adult Education
1800 Century Place NE, Suite 555
Atlanta, GA 30345-4304
The original GED Diploma and a copy of the test scores will be provided to successful examinees by the Department of Technical and Adult Education Office of Adult Literacy. However, a fee will be charged for a duplicate or replacement GED Diploma or duplicate copies of test scores.
Contact your local GED Testing Center for fees and schedules.
Full Battery of Five Tests - $95.00
Retests - $19.00 per test
Transcripts - $5.00 each
Duplicate Diplomas - $8.00 each
Georgia GED Diploma and Transcript Request Form
Click Here to Download this free GED form
Who is eligible to take the GED tests?
The GED tests can be administered only to persons who:
Have not graduated from an accredited high school or received a high school equivalency certificate or diploma;
Are not currently enrolled in a regular high school;
Are at least 16 years of age.*
* Applicants must receive special needs approval.Contact the local GED Testing Center for more information
How do I apply to take THE GED tests?
You may complete an official application form, as prescribed by the Georgia Department of Technical and Adult Education Office of Adult Literacy at your local GED Testing Center.
Residency: You do not need to be a resident of Georgia to be eligible to take the GED tests. You must, however, be a resident of Georgia to receive the $500 HOPE voucher.
Identification: When you take the GED tests, official photo identification is required for admission.
What is the new scoring system?
Tests will now be scored from 200 to 800 points. A minimum standard score of 410 is necessary to pass each individual exam, and an average standard score of 450 is required to pass the full battery.
What are the new requirements for retesting?
If the average standard score is 430 or better, the applicant may retake the test at any time, but remedial study is recommended. If the average standard score is 400-429, a wait of three months or evidence of remedial study is necessary before retesting. If the applicant's average standard score falls below 400, a wait of six months, or evidence of remedial study is necessary before retesting. If you retest at a center other than your original testing site, you must obtain a release from the original Chief Examiner.
What fees will I be charged?
You will be charged a standard fee for taking the GED tests. Other fees are charged for retests.
My-Ged Note: You cannot take the GED test online
Georgia college and scholarship information State of Georgia
HOPE Scholarship Program
As one of the most successful education initiatives in Georgia history, the lottery-funded HOPE (Helping Outstanding Pupils Educationally) Scholarship Program provides Georgia students with tuition, mandatory fees, and a book allowance for attendance at any of Georgia's public colleges, universities or technical colleges.
Georgia high school graduates with a 3.0 grade point average in core-curriculum classes may be eligible to receive a HOPE scholarship.
A $3,500 scholarship per academic year is awarded to eligible students attending Georgia private colleges/universities full-time.
The HOPE PROMISE Teacher Scholarship Program provides tuition assistance to undergraduate students who aspire to be teachers in Georgia's public schools. The HOPE Teacher Scholarship Program offers tuition assistance to teachers who seek graduate degrees in critical areas of need.
Georgia residents enrolling in a certificate or diploma program at a Georgia public college, university or technical college may be eligible for the HOPE Grant regardless of high school graduation dates or grade point averages.
Georgia Student Finance Commission 2082 East Exchange Place, Suite 100 Tucker, Georgia 30084 Toll Free 1-800-505-GSFC (4732)
Georgia's HOPE Program
HOPE Â— Helping Outstanding Pupils Educationally Â— is Georgia's unique scholarship and grant program that rewards students with financial assistance in degree, diploma, and certificate programs at eligible Georgia public and private colleges and universities, and public technical colleges.
HOPE Scholarship and HOPE Grant
The HOPE Scholarship program is for students that have demonstrated academic achievement and that are seeking a college-level degree. There are several ways to become eligible for the HOPE Scholarship, either by graduating from high school as a HOPE Scholar or by earning it while in college. For more information, please review the HOPE Scholarship regulations.
The HOPE Grant program is for students seeking a technical certification or diploma, regardless of the student's high school grade point average or graduation date. For more information, please review the HOPE Grant regulations.
Both the HOPE Scholarship and the HOPE Grant pay a certain amount for tuition, fees, and book allowance. The amount of the award depends on the type of school the student is attending, the number of credit hours the student is enrolled in, and the specific rates of the college.
HOPE GED Grant
Georgia's HOPE GED Grant is available to students who earned a General Education Development (GED/high school equivalency) diploma awarded by the Technical College System of Georgia after June 30, 1993.
The Grant provides a one-time $500 HOPE award that can be used towards tuition, books, and other educational costs at an eligible public technical college or public or private college or university. Full-time enrollment is not required. Students must use their HOPE GED Grant award within 24 months of the date of their GED diploma.
For more information, please review the HOPE GED Grant regulations.
All three HOPE programs require students to meet basic requirements. An eligible student must:
Be a legal resident of Georgia;
Meet academic achievement standards required by the program or the college;
Be registered with Selective Service, if required;
Be in compliance with the Georgia Drug-Free Postsecondary Education Act of 1990;
Meet HOPE's U.S. citizenship or eligible non-citizen requirements;
Be in good standing on all student loans or other financial aid programs;
Not have exceeded the maximum award limits for any HOPE program; and
Meet enrollment requirements.
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