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State GED Test: Information

Bristol is an official GED® Test Site. Not only can you register for the test here, but you will be able to take the GED® Test every month at our facility.

GED® Tests Accommodations

Accommodations on the GED® tests are available for qualified individuals with a disability. For more information, contact Larry Covino, Director at (860) 584-7865. You may also contact Maureen Wagner at the Connecticut State Department of Education at (860) 807-2102 or Maureen.Wagner@ct.gov .

Age Eligibility

  • Individuals 17 years of age or older AND no longer enrolled in school
  • Applicants 17 & 18 years of age must submit documentation that they have withdrawn from day school for at least 6 months OR that their 9th grade class has graduated

Test Fees

  • Applicants 21 years of age or older: $13 FEE (non-refundable)
  • Applicants under the age of 21: NO FEE
  • Veterans: NO FEE
  • To retake or reapply for the test: $13.00 FEE (non-refundable)

GED® Test consists of four sections

  • Science (90 minutes)
  • Social Studies (90 minutes)
  • Reasoning Through Language Arts (150 minutes)
  • Mathematical Reasoning (90 minutes)

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GED Q & A

How do I prepare for the GED® Test?

The 2014 GED® Test will require preparation before taking the test. The test itself measures the skills necessary to graduate from a four year high school program of study. As a result, there will be test items that measure the skills of analysis, synthesis and evaluation.GED ReadyTM practice tests provide valuable information to individuals on how they will do on the GED® Test and are strongly recommended to anyone wishing to take the GED® Test.

Will I need a break between tests?

THINK about doing your best! If you really need to schedule more than one subject in the same day, you will not receive an extended break automatically. To schedule a break to refortify with food &/or a beverage, schedule each subject separately so that you have time in between tests.

Cancellations & Changes

You must change or cancel your test at least 24 hours before your appointment or else you will lose your application fee (if applicable), and will need to repay the application fee when you do reschedule and appear at the Center for the test.

How many tests can I take in one day?

You can register for one section at a time, or all sections, depending on your preparedness. If you fail any one section, you need only retake that section. A passing score is 145 for each section or a total of 600 or higher.

When should I arrive at the test center?

Make sure you know where the testing center is and arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment. You will need to check in when you get here. If you arrive more than 15 minutes after your scheduled appointment time, you may not be admitted. If you are admitted, it will be at the discretion of the Test Administrator and computer availability.
Connecticut requires you to be a resident of the state to take the test.

What should I bring to the test center?

You MUST bring one of the following VALID forms of Connecticut identification with you on the day of testing or you will NOT be eligible to test:

  • CT Driver's Permit,
  • CT Driver's License,
  • CT Identification Card or
  • PASSPORT
The identification must include your LEGAL name, date of birth, photo and signature.

What are the test center rules?

  • You will not be allowed to eat, drink, smoke or use your cell phone during your test.
  • CELL PHONES are strictly forbidden in the testing room. If you are found with a cell phone during testing, you will be escorted out and your test will be invalid and NOT scored. You will also need to reschedule.
  • When you schedule more than one subject in the same day, you will automatically be given a ten-minute break between tests. Unscheduled breaks ARE NOT ALLOWED and your test may not be scored if you leave the room during an unscheduled break.
  • During scheduled breaks and lunches, you may access your personal items.
  • If you need to leave the room, have a question about the test or are experiencing problems with your computer, notify the test administrator.
  • If your friends or family come with you, they will not be allowed into the testing room. Although there is a designated waiting area, Bristol's test center is an academic institution. Long waiting periods with small children may disrupt the course schedule.

When will I know my score(s)?

GED® Scores are generally available online within a few hours after completion of any section.

What happens in case of inclement weather?

IN CASE OF INCLEMENT WEATHER, LISTEN TO YOUR LOCAL RADIO STATION FOR POSTPONEMENTS OR CANCELLATIONS. The determination to hold or postpone testing is made by the Chief Examiner at each test site. You will be able to reschedule your test at no charge if the testing is cancelled due to inclement weather.