GED Testing Information

The GED tests measure your knowledge and academic skills against those of today's traditional high school graduates. Millions of people like you have taken the GED tests to get a better job, continue their education, or to feel better about themselves.

Did you know these facts?

  • The first GED tests were developed in 1942 to help returning World War II veterans finish their studies and re-enter civilian life.

  • More than 860,000 adults worldwide take GED tests each year.

  • Those who obtain scores high enough to earn a GED credential outperform at least one-third of today's high school seniors.

  • One out of every seven people who finish their high school education each year earns a credential by passing the GED tests.

  • Many who take the GED tests are preparing to enter a community college or four-year university. In fact, about one in 20 first-year college students is a GED graduate.

  • More than 95 percent of U.S. employers consider GED graduates the same as traditional high school graduates in regard to hiring, salary, and opportunity for advancement.

  • GED graduates include: comedian Bill Cosby, Wendy's founder Dave Thomas, Delaware's Governor Ruth Ann Minner, and U.S. Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell of Colorado.

How do I register?
Hopkinsville Community College administers the GED at 7:30 a.m. one Saturday of each month. Registration opens 10 working days prior to each test date. The deadline for all examinees to make a testing appointment is 4:00 p.m. on the Thursday before the Saturday test date. The GED test fee is $50 for the entire battery of tests or $25 per subtest session. There are three sub-sessions on each test date: 1) writing, 2) math, 3) science, social studies or reading. The retest fees are $25 for writing, $25 for math, and $25 for any combination of science, social studies and reading. The maximum retest fee is $50.

All first time and repeat examinees must obtain a GED Test Application. Applications are available though the Adult Education Center in your county. The Adult Education Center for Christian County is located in the Technology Center on the campus of Hopkinsville Community College.

First-time examinees must present the following items to register for a test date:

  • GED Testing Application*
  • Withdrawal from School documentation (if examinee is 16, 17 or 18 years old)
  • Proof of GED Registration*
  • Kentucky GED Testing Misconduct Policy*
  • $50 Registration Fee or Voucher
  • Valid picture ID
*These documents print automatically after the examinee completes the online registration process with adult education.

Repeat examinees - Those who have already taken at least one part of the 2003 GED tests and completed the online demographics forms - must present the following items to register for a test date:

  • GED Testing Application
  • Complete Test History
  • $25 Registration Fee per test sub-session
  • Valid picture ID

Testing with accommodations is available for examinees who qualify. For details, please see your adult education provider or contact HCC's Chief Examiner Carol Kirves or (270)707-3751.

How can I obtain a copy of my GED scores or diploma?
You will have access to your scores online after you take the GED tests. When you pass all parts of the test, a GED diploma will be mailed to you free of charge. To receive additional copies of your GED diploma, visit the Kentucky Adult Education website.


Registration Opens for Repeat Examinees
Registration Deadline for First Time and Repeat Examinees
Test Dates for First Time and Repeat Examinees
8:00 am-4:30 pm
before 4:00 pm
7:30 am-4:45 pm
January 5
January 15
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For more information, contact GED Examiner Lindsey Nail at (270) 707-3752, or or GED Examiner Carol Kirves at (270) 707-3751, or

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