General Education Development Test (GED)


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The Tests of General Educational Development (GED Tests) are developed by the American Council on Education to enable persons who have not graduated from high school to demonstrate the attainment of developed abilities normally acquired through completion of a high school program of study.

If you didn't finish high school, there are free classes at adult education centers to prepare you to take the GED test.  In Kentucky, all first-time test-takers are required to successfully complete GED Ready™ at your local adult education center before taking the GED test.  To locate an Adult Education Center in your county, please click here.

Madison County residents should contact the Adult Education Center at EKU located in the Perkins Building, room 302, or by calling (859) 622-8065.

GED testing is available in the Charles Douglas Whitlock Building (enter room 347) for students that have completed GED Ready at their local adult education center.   Registration and payment is made to GED when registering via your adult education center. 

Exam Module Time Allotted Fee Passing Score
Reasoning Through Language Arts 150 minutes $30 (paid to GED when registering for test) 150
Mathematical Reasoning 115 minutes $30 (paid to GED when registering for test) 150
Social Studies 90 minutes $30 (paid to GED when registering for test) 150
Science 90 minutes $30 (paid to GED when registering for test) 150

Tues., Jan. 6, 2015 9:30 a.m.
Mon. Jan. 26, 2015 9:30 a.m.
Thurs., Feb. 5, 2015 9:30 a.m.
Fri., Feb. 20, 2015 9:30 a.m.
Tues., March 3, 2015 9:30 a.m.
Mon., March 16, 2015 9:30 a.m.
Tues., April 7, 2015 9:30 a.m.
Wed., April 22, 2015 9:30 a.m.
Thurs., May 7, 2015 9:30 a.m.
Wed., May 20, 2015 9:30 a.m.
Thurs., June 4, 2015 9:30 a.m.

Admission Policy

Please arrive at the test center 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment.  This will allow you enough time to complete the check-in procedures before beginning your exam.  You will be required to show one valid form of personal identification.  The ID must be government issued and non-expired.  It must also include your name, address, date of birth, signature, and photograph.  GED Testing Service accepts the following primary forms of ID:

  • Passport
  • Driver's license
  • Learner's permit
  • National/state/country identification card
  • Any other form of government-issued ID (national or foreign), including Matricula Consular

Students can provide more than one form of identification to meet the requirements above.

If you arrive more than 15 minutes after your appointment time and are refused admission, the exam and delivery fees are not refundable.

You must also bring your GED test admission ticket which you will receive from the Office of Adult Education.

You will be photographed upon admittance to testing to ensure test security.

You will not be allowed to take any personal items with you into the testing room.  This includes all bags, books not authorized by the testing program, notes, cell phones, pagers, watches, and wallets.  Lockers are available in the testing office.


Please park in Alumni Coliseum "Commuter Parking Lot" and display the parking pass you receive from the Office of Adult Education visibly from your dashboard.