Getting a GED in Connecticut
Am I eligible to take the GED Test in Connecticut?
In order to register for the GED® test, an individual should:
- be a resident of Connecticut;
- be 17 years of age or older and officially withdrawn from school for at least six months;
- not be enrolled in school; and
- not have graduated from high school.
Individuals whose high school diplomas are from unaccredited high schools or individuals, who have secondary school diplomas from countries outside the United States and Canada, are eligible to take the GED® test if they meet all other eligibility requirements.
Can I take the GED test on paper and on computer?
No, please see Connecticut's jurisdiction's policies.
Is it true that any scores from the 2002 Series GED® Test expired on December 31, 2013?
Yes, all 2002 Series scores expired at the end of 2013 and scores may not be carried over into 2014.
Will the content change drastically from the current 2002 Series GED® Test?
The content of the 2014 GED® Test does differ from that tested on the 2002 Series GED® Test.
Refer to the resource on our website called "2002 to 2014: A Content Comparison" available at the following:
Can students take sections of the new GED test in any order?
Yes, one of the advantages of the computer-based registration and scheduling system is that students can register and schedule for only those parts of the test that they are ready to take.
Do students register online for the new GED test?
Yes. Students register independently online for the GED® Test on computer.
Is keyboarding speed an issue? How does this influence test time?
The time given is adequate for students to construct their answer and key in their response. Field-testing has demonstrated that even test-takers with minimal keyboarding skills have adequate time to respond to the essay.
Is there a computer tutorial available?
Yes, go to:
Is the tutorial available to those preparing to test or at the time of testing?
The computer-skills tutorial should be taken independently prior to the actual testing appointment. Test-takers will be expected to be familiar with the testing environment before they start testing.
What are the GED score levels?
The GED® test will have a passing score of 145 for each subject. Therefore, students will need to reach a score of at least 145 on each subject and a total score of 580 or higher across all four subjects in order to receive the GED® test credential. Students may also earn the GED® College Ready score or GED® College Ready + Credit score if they earn the required score on a test subject. See below for the full score scale:
- Below Passing: 100 – 144
- Passing Score: 145 – 164
- GED® College Ready: 165 – 174
- GED® College Ready + Credit: 175 – 200
What is the breakdown of the four tests by time and content?
The GED® test will be about seven and a half hours long with the timing for each subject area as follows:
The Reasoning Through Language Arts test is 150 minutes long and testing is broken down into three sections:
Section 1 (35 minutes*) tests all content
Section 2 (45 minutes) is the Extended Response portion of the test
Student break (10 minutes)
Section 3 (60 minutes*) tests all content
*The time allotted for sections 1 and 3 may vary slightly, but the total test time will always be 150 minutes.
The Mathematical Reasoning test is 115 minutes long and is one single section.
Part 1 – (first 5 test questions) calculator not allowed
Part 2 – (remaining 41 test questions) calculator allowed
Students must submit their answers before moving on to the rest of the test. These parts are not timed separately.
The Social Studies test is 70 minutes long and is one single section.
The Science test is 90 minutes long and is one single section.
Does the GED website have information and answers to questions
Yes - see the GED Test FAQs on their website:
What other rules apply for taking the GED test?
All four sub-tests must be taken before any sub-test can be repeated. There is also a 60-day waiting period to retake any failed sub-test.
Will the Reasoning through Language Arts test contain grammar questions
The Reasoning through Language Arts content includes testing in the area of language, which includes concepts and skills known as grammar.
Will the test-taker have a clock to let them know how much time they have left?
Yes, the testing software contains a test-timer that the test-taker can minimize or maintain in view at their option. However, the timer cannot be minimized during the final few minutes of the test in order to make certain that the test-taker is aware that time is running out and that they will need to complete their test and submit it.
Where is the time clock located? Is it on the test?
The clock appears in the upper right-hand corner of the test software display.
Will the break be managed by a computer timer?
Yes. All of the timing is managed by the computer, though the test administrator has a role in logging the individual in and out of the test workstation.
Will there be an official practice test available online?
Yes, the GED Ready™ is an online practice test available on the computer. The Official Practice Test will be priced at $6 per module.