The General Equivalency Diploma is the most widely-accepted alternative to a traditional high school diploma in the United States and there are thousands of places to take the GED test. If you’re ready to get your education moving forward again, you’ll need to find the closest testing center in order to challenge the test. Because the GED isn’t available online, you will have to show up in person at a state-approved testing center. GED classes can be taken online. Here are a few ways to find the nearest testing center and choose one that will be best for your personal needs.
Visit the GED Testing Service Website
In 2014, the GED Testing Service rolled out a new website for test-takers. To register for the new format of the computerized test, candidates must create an account on My GED. From this online dashboard, you will be able to locate the nearest testing centers in your state and register for test dates. Besides this, there are other valuable resources available through the official GED website, making it a great resource.
The National Literacy Directory
The National Literacy Directory is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the state of adult education throughout the United States. At their official website, they offer a convenient test center locator with a few useful additions. Because about 10 states have not approved the new 2014 format, these states will have test centers listed through the updated My GED service. The National Literacy Directory lists many test centers that still offer the paper format of the test. Additionally, the NLD offers a GED class locator. If you need guidance through the testing process, it is a great idea to enroll in an adult education program or GED study course. These programs can provide a number of useful resources for GED test-takers, including practice tests, study guides and other valuable study resources.
Public Libraries, Community Colleges, and Community Outreach Programs
In many states, official GED testing centers are hosted at places with state funding dedicated to public education. In learning environments like public libraries or community colleges, there are oftentimes GED programs and adult education programs that offer test-prep and testing services. Community colleges are the most abundant form of testing center in some states, but the GED is sometimes also offered at state universities or private colleges. These institutions will be listed through My GED and the National Literacy Directory, but even without a listing, their staff should be able to point you in the proper direction for more information about testing policies in your state.