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GED Information - Class - Testing - Fees & More

What is the GED®?

GED® stands for General Education Development. The GED® is an exam that consists of four tests. It is for people who do not have a high school diploma. If you pass, you get a Kansas State High school Diploma issued from Kansas Board of Regents.


Who can take the GED®?

 You must:

  • Not be currently enrolled in school

  • Not be a high school or GED graduate

  • Be 16 or older

  • If you are 16 or 17 the Compulsory Attendance Disclaimer forms must be provided


What is on the GED test?

 The GED exam consists of four sub-tests:

  • Reasoning through Language Arts

  • Social Studies

  • Science

  • Mathematics


What is the cost of the test?

GED Ready is the official practice test is free to students (non-students must pay $24.00 on-line with a debit or credit card, $6/sub-test)

The GED® Test is $156.00 total (4 tests, $39.00 each)


What type of payment is accepted?
  • Cash

  • Money Orders – Made payable to Paola Adult Education Center

When we receive your payment, we then purchase the GED® testing vouchers. Staff at the Paola Adult Education Center are available for any questions or concerns. 

The four sub-tests may also be purchased on-line with a credit or debit card. If this is the preferred method, each test needs to be scheduled and paid for individually, even if you are scheduling more than one test on a particular day.

Photo Identification

You will need to present current state identification (driver’s license or state I.D.) to be admitted into the GED® test for each test.