Preparing for the High School Equivalency Test
Ohio ABLE programs provide FREE services to individuals preparing for the high school equivalency certificate. By enrolling in an ABLE program, you can develop study skills and test-taking skills. You can take practice tests to prepare for the exam. Ohio ABLE can also prepare you for entrance exams for career training programs and community college or university degree programs.
Applying for the GED® Test
The General Educational Development (GED) Test gives students who left high school before graduating an opportunity to earn a High School Equivalence Diploma. The GED Test covers four subjects: reasoning through language arts, mathematical reasoning, social studies, and science and can be used to pursue career training and a college degree.
Although the GED Test is intended for adults 19 years old or older, there are exceptions for 16-18 year olds. Age Requirements can be found here: http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Testing/GED/GED-Application-and-Forms
Ohio Department of Education: GED Information
Applicants must apply to www.ged.com. The Ohio Department of Education provides comprehensive information on the GED, including a how to register guide, age requirements, consent forms, preparation classes, transcripts and diplomas, and other useful details.
Ohio Department of Education: Frequently Asked Questions
Find answers to any additional questions about GED requirements.
Ohio Department of Education: Applying for the GED
The new computer-based test in 2014 will cost $120. Ohio’s new state budget will keep the test cost at $40 for first-time GED test takers.
You can also reach the Ohio GED Office by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, by regular mail at 25 S. Front Street, Columbus, OH 43215, and by phone at 614-466-1577.
Where do I take the GED Test?
Additional GED Test Resources
A number of study guides are available and can be found in most public libraries and bookstores, in adult education centers, and on the Internet by doing a GED search.
Libraries Connect Ohio (LCO) provides free GED practice exams through LearningExpress Library. Registration is free for all Ohio residents.