South Dakota GED Test Programs
Ms. Marcia Hess
Adult Education and Literacy/GED Literacy
Department of Labor
700 Governors Drive
Pierre, SD 57501-2291
South Dakota GED
Age Eligibility State of South Dakota.
1. If you are under
age 19, you may not be enrolled in a high school diploma program for the 90
days before you apply for testing.
2. You may not
already have a high school diploma or a GED certificate.
3. You must provide
a photo identification and proof of your age to the testing center.
4. If you are 16 or
17 years old, you must have written proof of your high school drop-out date
from your local school district, written permission from a parent or legal
guardian, and written proof of one of the following:
prospective employer who must establish high school equivalency in order to
hire or retain you.
b) A college,
university or technical institute official who will consider accepting you into
the school based on your GED test scores.
c) A military
recruiting official who will accept you into the armed forces if you can show
high school equivalency.
d) A GED
preparation program official who can certify you have shown the ability to
successfully complete the GED tests.
e) A court
order requiring you to take the GED tests.
The cost of taking GED tests at official South Dakota GED
Testing Centers must follow these guidelines:
Initial testing may not cost more than $75 for the first set
of five tests, plus a $20 application fee.
GED Re-testing costs may not exceed $15 per test.
If you do not pass one of the five tests or if your total
score is not high enough for passing, you may take the test(s) over, using an
alternate form of the test.
You may take each one of the five GED tests up to three
times each calendar year. For example, you may attempt the test in February,
June and October. After your third try, you may not re-test until January of
the following year.
If you can show evidence of further GED material study and
preparation, you may take the first re-test after only 30 days.
If you need a second GED re-test, you may take it after 45
days with evidence of further study and GED preparation.
If you cannot show evidence of further GED study or
preparation, you must wait 90 days before taking any re-test.
If you already have a GED Certificate but want to improve
your test scores to satisfy a prospective employer or educational institution,
1. Make a written
request to your local GED test center, including evidence showing why you need
to re-take the test(s).
2. Take an
alternate form of the GED tests.
3. Pay the same
fees as if you were GED testing for the first time.
4. Turn in your old
GED certificate and get a new one if your GED re-testing is successful.
If your state records were destroyed and you lose your GED
certificate, you will have to re-test in order to be certified again.
You may download the GED request form , print it out and
send it in with the $5 fee, using cash or a money order. No personal checks or
credit cards are accepted.
My GED Note: You cannot take the GED test online
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