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Why take the GED® Test?

The GED® test can help you move on to the next level—college, technical training, or a better job.  For most employers, colleges and universities, and branches of the military, passing the GED® test proves that you're ready to meet the challenge.  If you have children or grandchildren, you may want to take the GED® test to encourage them to pursue their education.  Or you may want to take the GED® test just to feel good about reaching a goal you set for yourself.

What you need to know

The test changed in 2014.

The pencil and paper version of the GED® test expired at the end of 2013 in Arkansas and all of the United States.  If you started testing but didn’t complete or didn’t pass before old test expired at the end of 2013, your scores expired too.   

The GED® test is now offered exclusively on computer.  Also, as of January 1, 2014, there is a charge to take the GED® test in Arkansas.


The GED® test is not online.  You must appear in person, at an official GED® testing center.

In an era where everything’s on the Internet, high school diplomas and credentials are easily found. But the GED® test and credential are not online.


There are hundreds of websites offering high school diplomas, and other degrees. What they don’t tell you is the “accredited degree” they’re offering is practically worthless. These sites are looking to make a quick buck at your expense—and they’re charging anywhere from $50 to $500 to do it.


Learn more about how to spot a scam and where to earn a real GED® test credential.

The Arkansas GED® Testing Program serves all Arkansans who are 16 years or older, not enrolled in or graduated from high school, and who meet other state requirements regarding residency and testing eligibility.

The GED® credential is based on four tests.  The test covers reading, writing, social studies, science, and mathematics. The GED® test is designed to measure academic skills and knowledge in subjects that are learned during four years of high school.  The GED® test cannot be taken online.

Are you READY?

Before taking the GED®test in Arkansas, you must take and pass the official GED Practice Test through an approved Adult Education Center or GED Testing CenterTM. If you need additional instruction, you can enroll in an adult education program in or near your community. GED® study guides are also available in your local library, computer software store, or bookstore.

NOTE:  If you have earned your GED® credential and need an official transcript or diploma, Click Here.