GED in Georgia

The state of Georgia is using the new computer-based GED® exam for its high school equivalency assessment program.

You can find numerous locations in Georgia where instructors and volunteers are working hard to provide you with proper GED preparation so you can sit for the actual four GED tests full of confidence.

Modular GED exam

Earning your own GED diploma will certainly enhance your life, and GED prep classes can be found in numerous locations. Please note that in early 2016, the GED test passing score was lowered to 145 (down five points from 150) on each subindividual test (Social Studies, Math, Literacy, Science). You can read more about it here. The GED exam is modular. This means you have the option to take one of the four subtests (modules) at a time and test results are good for two years from your first registration.

No online GED testing

Beware that the GED test is not offered via the internet and that you must come personally to a GED test center. After successfully completing the GED exam you will be awarded the Georgia GED diploma which is all across the nation recognized as equivalent to a high school diploma by governmental institutions, businesses, and colleges.

A better future

If you don’t have a high school diploma, earning your GED credential is crucial because most employment requires at least a secondary education degree (HS or GED diploma) and holding the diploma will make you eligible for job promotions, and also offers you the chance to get a college education. Check out also our post about how to sign up for the GED test at MyGED.

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GED prep classes in and around (choose your nearest city):

Albany
Alpharetta
Athens
Atlanta
Augusta
Carrollton
Columbus
Decatur
Gainesville
LaGrange
Lawrenceville
Macon
Marietta
Rome
Sandy Springs
Savannah
Statesboro
Valdosta
Warner Robins
Waycross

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Georgia GED qualification criteria

  • In Georgia, you must be 18 or older. For younger (16-17)applicants there are restrictions. See a GED test center near you
  • Fee: $160 for all four tests
  • Re-testing $40 for each individual re-test
  • In Georgia, there is no residency requirement
  • You have never completed high school and are not taking part in any school program

Georgia GED testing centers

Acworth
Chattahoochee Tech College | 5198 Ross Rd | Acworth | GA 30102 | (770) 387-4032
Albany
Albany Tech |  1704 South Slappey Blvd | Albany | GA 31708 | (229) 430-3066
Americus
S Georgia Tech |  900 South Georgia Tech Pkwy | Americus | GA 31709 | (229) 931-2566
Athens
Athens Tech | 800 U.S. Highway 29 N | Athens | GA 30601 | (706) 355-5027
Atlanta
Fulton Co. Publ. Library | 1 Margaret Mitchell Square | Atlanta | Georgia 30303 | (404) 730-1837
Atlanta Tech | 1560 Metropolitan Parkway | Atlanta | Georgia 30310 | (404) 225-4468
Augusta
Augusta Tech | 3116 Deans Bridge Rd | Augusta | GA 30906 | (706) 771-5710
Bainbridge
Bainbridge High School | 1301 E College St | Bainbridge | GA 31717 | (229) 248-2210
Brunswick
Coastal Georgia Community College | 2301 Stonewall St | Brunswick | GA 31520 | (912) 267-4115
Carrollton
West Central Tech | 997 S Highway 16 | Carrollton | Georgia 30116 | (770) 838-3192
Clarkston
DeKalb Tech | 1085 Montreal Rd | Clarkston | Georgia 30021 | (404) 297-9522
Clarksville
North Georgia Tech | Hwy 197 N | Clarksville | GA 30523 | (706) 754-7717
Columbus
Tillinghurst Ad.Education Ctr | 514 Morris Rd | Columbus | GA 31906 | (706) 685-7764
Conyers
Rockdale County Jail | 911 Chambers Dr | Conyers | GA 30012 | (770) 929-0067 x 235
Conyers
Rockdale/DeKalb Probation Detention Ctr | 2165 Chambers Dr | Conyers | GA 30012 | (770) -338-5777
Covington
Newton County Center | 16200 Alcoy-Jersey Rd | Covington | GA 30209 | (404) 297-9522
Dalton
Dalton State College Center | 213 N College Dr | Dalton | GA 30720 | (706) 272-4581
Decatur
DeKalb County Jail | 4425 Memorial Dr | Decatur | GA 30032 | (404) 298-8179
Douglasville
Douglas County Central Tech | 4600 Timber Ridge Dr | Douglasville | GA 30135 | (770) 838-3192
Dublin
Heart of Georgia Tech | College | 560 Pinehill Rd | Dublin | GA 31021 | (478) 274-7787
East Point
Fulton Co. Board of Education | 3121 Norman Berry Drive | East Point | Georgia 30344 | (404) 669-8094
Fitzgerald
East Centr. Tech | 667 Perry House Rd  | Fitzgerald | GA 31750 | (229) 468-2040
Griffin
Griffin Tech | 501 Varsity Road | Griffin | Georgia 30223 | (770) 229-3178
Jasper
Appalachian Tech | 100 Campus Dr | Jasper | GA 30143 | (706) 253-4500
Jesup
Coastal Pines Tech | 1777 W Cherry St | Jesup | GA 31545 | (912) 427-1969
Jonesboro
Clayton Co. Performing Art Ctr | 2530 Mount Zion Pkwy | Jonesboro | GA 30236 | (404) 608-7568
Kingsland
Camden Co. Adult Education Ctr | 8001 Lakes Blvd | Kingsland | GA 31548 | (912) 729-5687
LaGrange
West Georgia Tech | 303 Fort Dr | LaGrange | GA 30240 | (706) 845-4323
Lawrenceville
Gwinnett Tech | 5150 Sugar Loaf Parkway | Lawrenceville | Georgia 30046 | (678) 226-6323
Macon
Centr. Georgia Tech | 3300 Macon Tech Drive | Macon | GA 31206 | (478) 757-3405
Marietta
Cobb Co. Adult Education Ctr | 240 Barber Road | Marietta | Georgia 30060 | (678) 594-8011 x 247
Moultrie
Moultrie Tech | 800 Veterans Pkwy | Moultrie | GA 31788 | (229) 891-7000
Oakwood
Lanier Tech | 2990 Landrum Education Dr | Oakwood | GA 30566 | (770) 531-6363
Rock Spring
Northwestern Tech | 265 Bicentennial Tr | Rock Spring | GA 30739 | (706) 764-3581
Rome
Coosa Valley Tech | One Maurice Culberson Dr | Rome | GA 30161 | (706) 295-6973
Sandersville
Sandersville Tech | 1189 Deepstep Road | Sandersville | Georgia 31082 | (478) 553-2110
Savannah
Richard Arnold Adult Ed Center | 3609 Hopkins St | Savannah | GA 31401 | (912) 201-5550
Springfield
Effingham County High School | 405 N Ash St | Springfield | GA 31329 | (912) 754-5628
Statesboro
Ogeechee Tech | 1 Joe Kennedy Blvd | Statesboro | GA 30458 | (912) 871-1693
Swainsboro
Swainsboro Tech | 346 Kite Rd | Swainsboro | GA 30401 | (478) 289-2200
Thomaston
Flint River Tech | 115 E Main Street | Thomaston | GA 30286 | (706) 646-6311
Thomasville
SW Georgia Tech | 15689 US Hwy 19 N | Thomasville | GA 31792 | (229) 225-4096
Thomson
Augusta Tech McDuffie | 388 Tech Drive | Thomson | Georgia 30824 | (706) 595-0166
Tifton
Tiftarea Tech | 52 Tech Dr | Tifton | GA 31794 | (229) 391-2600
Valdosta
Valdosta Tech | 4089 Val Tech Rd | Valdosta | GA 31603 | (229) 333-2100
Vidalia
Southeastern Tech | 100-A Brinson Rd | Vidalia | GA 30474 | (912) 538-3165
Warner Robins
Middle Georgia Tech | 1311 Corder Road | Warner Robins | GA 31088 | (478) 929-6790
Waycross
Coastal Pines Tech | 1701 Carswell Ave | Waycross | GA 31503 | (912) 287-6580

Georgia Department of Technical and Adult Education – GED Administration, 1800 Century Place NE, Suite 555, Atlanta, GA 30345-4304, Phone: (404) 679-1621.

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GED – How to get started

You can go for the GED test if you did not finish high school, and you cannot be signed up for a school program. Get in touch with the GED prep or test center close to you for specifics and in our posts you can find detailed information as well. When you want to obtain your GED certificate or diploma, look at the following guidelines to get ahead in obtaining this very important diploma:

Find your nearest GED prep site by clicking on your nearest major city in the listing above. You can also follow a good and free online GED prep course. See when their classes are and if they are free. Find out about their registration policy, as this may vary. Find out all relevant details from your local official GED test center as well and see if you qualify.

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GED registration

Go to GED organization’s official website GED.com and create an account with MyGED for registration and scheduling your tests. This is also a great portal to be advised on schools, their programs and recent developments on the job market. The four GED subtests are in these academic fields: Math, Social Studies, Literacy, and Science. You have to option to take one subtest at a time. Your testing results are having a validity of two years.

Be sure you are properly prepared when taking the examination. Bookstores in your community can provide you also with all sorts of materials for preparation, and there are also many locations in your region where you can get free GED preparation, and online courses is a great option as well. Prepare well, take the GED exam, pass all four tests, and get your GED diploma.

GED scoring

The GED exam is measured on a scale that runs from 100 to 200. The passing standard is a score of 145 on each of the four testing modules, so your overall score needs to be 580 or up.

100-144: Below Passing Score
145-164: Passing Score (high school equivalency)
165-174: College Ready Score
175-200: College Ready plus College Credit Score

GED – It’s your future!

Having a high school diploma (or equivalent) will contribute to a better life. Not only will you have a higher income, people around will benefit as will the economy as a whole since there currently over 4 million unfilled jobs in America that require a GED or High School diploma. Adults who never completed high school have a great opportunity to earn an equivalent degree: the GED certificate that was recently revamped and is considered again a credible alternative to a regular high school diploma.

GED and your income

If you possess a GED diploma, you also have the opportunity to secure a stable job with a decent income. As reported by U.S. Department of Labor, an individual holding a high school or GED diploma is going to earn at least $8,000 more than a non-high school graduate per year.

A few helpful facts: GED preparation classes are free, and Georgia GED grads may be eligible to receive the $500 HOPE Grant to use toward post-secondary education in Georgia. In college, GED graduates perform as well as traditional high school graduates. The GED credential is the first and most important step on the road towards a brighter future.

GED tax credits for employers

September 2015. In Georgia there now are two tax credits available to employers who are supporting their employees to take the GED exam. They can earn a $1,200 credit per employee (if compensated at normal pay rate) if he/she completes a 40-hour Technical College System of Georgia-approved GED prep course and passes the four tests.

Another option is that an employer receives a tax credit of $400 for every employee that earns a GED diploma. Almost 18 percent adult Georgians have no high school diploma or equivalent, and these incentives will help to solve the state’s literacy problem. Employers can just take one of these two credit options, and they may get an annual maximum of $100,000 in tax credits via this great GED test plan. Employers can contact TCSG for more information at 404-679-1641.

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