Taking the GED Test
The GED is designed to measure the skills and knowledge similar to a typical high school curriculum. Successful GED graduates earn a GED credential. The test is computer-based and divided into four parts:
Reasoning Through Language Arts – 150 minutes
Mathematical Reasoning – 90 minutes
Science – 90 minutes
Social Studies – 90 minutes
Students can take one part at a time, or as many parts at once as they choose. The test is offered in both Spanish and English.
The test must be taken at an official GED testing center.
The cost of the test is $120, or $30 per section. First time test-takers are eligible for an $80 GED test voucher. If you choose to take the test segments separately, you can use $20 of the voucher for each segment of the test.
In order to receive the voucher, you must follow the steps below PRIOR TO SCHEDULING YOUR TEST. The voucher is only valid for 120 days – so be sure you are ready before following the steps below.
How to Claim a Voucher for the GED
Step One: Set up a SAFE account with the Ohio Department of Education by clicking the link below:
Step Two: Set up an account with GED Testing Service by clicking the link below. Your voucher alert will appear on the home page (they call it the Dashboard). This is your MyGED account. Once you’ve set up your MyGED account, you will be prompted to a screen asking if you are willing and able to participate in the voucher offer. Click “Yes”.
GED Testing Service
Step Three: Contact an authorized Career-Technical Planning District, such as the Lorain County JVS to make arrangements to receive your voucher. You can get help at the JVS by contacting:
Tina Pelto, Adult Education Supervisor
Lorain County JVS
15181 State Route 58
Oberlin, OH 44074
Phone: 440-774-1051, ext. 2252
Remember – the voucher is only valid for 120 days from the date issued – be sure you are ready to take the test before you claim your voucher!
For a list of Career-Technical Planning Districts, you can visit the Ohio Department of Education Home Page at www.education.ohio.gov/topics/Career-Tech/GED-CTPD.
Lorain County JVS Adult Education Resources:
Financial Aid Information
Job Readiness and Career Pathway Resources:
O*Net Career Pathways
Ohio Department of Education
Ohio Board of Regents