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GED Testing Center

High School Equivalency Degree (GED) Information

The GED is a high school equivalency diploma. A GED is awarded to adult students who score a passing mark on the GED test, a series of exams that cover four different topics: math, language arts, science and social studies. 

The 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

What is MyGED™?

MyGED™ is your start-to-finish tool for the GED® program. It is flexible, convenient and provides 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

What is the GED® Program?

Since its update in 2014, the GED® Program provides more than just a test. It provides access to MyGED™, your online portal to sign up, study, schedule, check scores and learn about jobs and college.

Signing up for the GED® Program

Learn more below and sign up today at

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 a computer (paper available for accommodations only)
  • English and Spanish

Where can I study?

Contact the Alexandria Adult Learning Center at 703-619-8027 or visit to find tools, free practice test questions, and GED Ready™: The Official Practice Test.

How do I register?

Sign up for MyGED™ at for information about local policies, how to request modified testing conditions (accommodations), and to schedule your exam.

When can I schedule?

Scheduling is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week with MyGED™ at 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 a 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 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 $36. The total test fee is $144.

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 your 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.

Payment options have been updated to include debit/credit cards, money orders, and personal checks. No cash will be accepted.

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 (directions and parking information).

Please register at least one day in advance by visiting 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 (1340 Braddock Place, 7th floor) are scheduled as follows on Mondays and Thursdays:

  • August 14 & 17, 2023
  • September 11 & 14, 2023
  • October 16 & 19, 2023
  • November 13 & 16, 2023
  • December 11 & 14, 2023
  • January 8 & 11, 2024
  • February 12 & 15, 2024
  • March 11 & 14, 2024
  • April 8 & 11, 2024
  • May 13 & 16, 2024
  • June 10 & 13, 2024
  • July 8 & 11 , 2024

Times for all dates are 2:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Very important: you must bring an up-to-date official government photo ID  in order to take your GED exam—one of the following:

  • State ID
  • Drivers license
  • Passport
  • Green card, or
  • Work permit

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 Same-day registration is not permitted.

Transcripts and Certificates  

Our office does not provide your GED certificate or transcript, please contact  you might be required to pay a fee to secure your documents