GED Testing Center
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The ACPS Adult Learning Center (ALC) announces the opening of a Pearson VUE® Testing Center at ACPS Central Office, 1340 Braddock Place, 7th Floor, Alexandria, VA 22314 (view directions and parking information).
GED® Program is Here!
We're excited to offer you the GED® program and a fighting chance at a good job with good wages. Learn more below or sign up today at www.GED.com.
What is the GED® Program?
Since its update in 2014, you have more than just a test. You'll have access to MyGED™, your online portal to sign up, study, schedule, check scores and learn about jobs and college.
What is MyGED™?
MyGED™ is your start-to-finish tool for the GED® program. It is flexible, convenient and the support you need before and after the GED® test. Built with you in mind, MyGED™ helps you take control of your life and your future. Get started and register now at www.GED.com.
What's the GED® test like?
The GED® test has been updated to make sure it measures what graduating high school seniors know and what colleges and employers will expect of you.
- Four (4) parts:
- Science (95 minutes)
- Social Studies (75 minutes)
- Reasoning Through Language Arts (155 minutes including a 10-minute break)
- Mathematical Reasoning (120 minutes)
- Offered on computer (paper available for accommodations only)
- English and Spanish
Where can I study?
Contact Alexandria Adult Learning Center at 703-619-8027 or visit www.GED.com to find tools, free practice test questions, and GED Ready™: The Official Practice Test.
How do I register?
Sign up for MyGED™ at www.GED.com and you will get information about local policies, how to request modified testing conditions (accommodations), or you'll be able to schedule right then.
When can I schedule?
Scheduling is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week with MyGED™ at www.GED.com. Log in and click on "Schedule Test" on the top. Once you complete the scheduling questions you'll be directed to choose your language, subject and the day and time that works best for you to test. You can also schedule one test at a time to make sure you feel prepared every time. You can take the test at any testing center listed.
What is the passing score?
On the GED® test you need to earn at least 145 points on each subject to pass in addition to scoring at total battery of at least 600. To find out if you're likely to pass, take GED Ready™: The Official Practice Test and the only test that can tell you if you're likely to pass. Sign into MyGED™ at www.GED.com to get ready with GED Ready™.
Is there a fee to take the test?
You can pay as you go with the GED® test. This means you can pay for each subject individually or when you are ready to test. In Virginia the fee per subject is $30. Total test fee is $120.
The GED® program gives you everything you need for success, and MyGED™ will help get you there. With MyGED, you receive unprecedented support before and after you test. Conveniently register and schedule 24/7. Pay as you go and test on what you want, when you want. Plus, find prep tools to help you prepare for test day and resources to help you move forward to what's next.
MyGED™ was built with you in mind and the Alexandria Adult Learning Center is here to help. We offer vouchers for online payment as well. Call 703-619-8027 for more information.
Dates for the GED Ready™: The Official Practice Test are:
- January 10 and 24, 2017
- February 7 and 21, 2017
- March 7 and 21, 2017
- April 4 and 18, 2017
- May 16 and 23, 2017
- June 6 and 20, 2017
All exams will begin promptly at 10 a.m. Please arrive no later than 9:45 a.m.
Please register at least one day in advance by contacting the Adult Learning Center Braddock Place Campus at 703-619-8027. Testing will be broken up into two exams per day, with subsequent testing to occur the following day until complete (unless arranged otherwise). Same day registration will not be permitted. Fees are $6 per subject (ex. all subjects = $24 total).
Dates for the Official GED Test at our GED Testing Center are:
- January 25 and 26, 2017
- February 8, 9, 22, and 23, 2017
- March 8, 9, 22, and 23, 2017
- April 5, 6, 19, and 20, 2017
- May 17, 18, 24, and 25, 2017
- June 7, 8, 21, and 22, 2017
Times for all dates are 2:30 to 6:00 p.m.
All exams will begin promptly at 2:30 p.m. Please arrive no later than 2:15 p.m. for check-in. All scheduling takes place online at www.ged.com. Same day registration is not permitted.
Transcripts and Certificates
Log in to www.GED.com to request a transcript.
- Four (4) parts: