Advantages of computer-based testing
Registration is 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and flexible scheduling is available as well as the opportunity to test at your own
pace by taking modules as you prefer to schedule.It is not advisable to take all four modules on one day. Score reporting for all but the written portion of the test is provided usually within 24 business hours. Scoring on the written portion may take 48 business hours.
Cost of computer-based testing
GEDŽ testing costs $11.25 per module, payable by credit card at time of scheduling. The fee for retests is $10.00 per module. Visit www.GED.com for registration and scheduling information.
Applying to take the GEDŽ Tests on computer
To take the GEDŽ tests in Maryland, you must:
- Be a resident of Maryland
- Be at least 17 years old. Candidates between 17 and 19 years old must have officially withdrawn from a high school program,
submitted an official school withdrawal form to the Maryland GEDŽ Office, and received approval to register for the GEDŽ tests.
Date of birth will be verified at the Testing Center.
Print and fill out the Official School Withdrawal Form
- Have not earned a high school diploma
- Have acceptable identification to present at the Testing Center:
- A current (not expired) Maryland driver's license or current (not expired) Maryland learner's
permit issued by the Maryland Department of Motor Vehicles
- A current Maryland identification card issued by the Maryland Department of Motor Vehicles
- A current active duty military ID card
If none of the forms of identification and residency identified above are attainable, the candidate may apply to the Secretary
of the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation for an Identification
Waiver (PDF). The candidate must provide to the GEDŽ Testing Office one or more forms of identification which collectively show name,
address, date of birth, signature, and photograph. If the documentation is acceptable, the Secretary may issue a waiver letter
accepting the alternative documentation. This official embossed letter must be presented, along with the supporting documentation,
to the testing center at each time of testing.
Register to take the GEDŽ test on computer visit www.GED.com
and click on Register Today. Or test takers can register online 24 hours per day, seven days a week online, through
the Pearson VUE call center at 1-877-EXAM-GED (392-6433).
The cost of retests is $10.00 per module. Testers are limited to a total of three tests per module per calendar year. Testers should pace testing and consider getting instructional assistance to prepare for retests. If additional tests are needed, the tester must wait until January 1 of the following year to schedule.
GEDŽ Testing in Spanish
Maryland offers the current GEDŽ tests in English or Spanish on computer. Indicate the language format you desire on your CBT application. Three of the four modules may be taken in Spanish; however, the Reasoning through Language Arts (RLA) module must be taken in English.
Computer-based GEDŽ test scores/Diploma information
Candidates who are successful on the GEDŽ tests are awarded a Maryland High School Diploma issued jointly by the Maryland State Board of
Education and the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. Once DLLR receives your passing scores on all tests, your
Maryland High School Diploma will be mailed automatically to you at the address you provided on your GEDŽ registration form.
Note: Visit this site frequently to keep abreast of updates to computer-based GEDŽ testing.