GED® Test FAQ

Here in Pennsylvania we’re excited to offer you the GED® program and a fighting chance at a good job with good wages. Learn more below or sign up today at www.GED.com.


What’s the GED® Program?

Today, you have more than just a test. You’ll have access to MyGED® your online portal to sign up, study, schedule, check scores, and learn about jobs and college. The GED® test is a four-part test administered by states and jurisdictions to measure the skills and knowledge similar to a high school course of study. GED®graduates earn a GED® credential.

What is the MyGED® Portal?

MyGED® at GED.com is a start-to-finish online program to help you succeed. This personalized program guides you through the entire testing process and helps you find study help, prepare for test day, access your personal study plan and learn about colleges and jobs.

What’s the GED® test like?

The GED® test has been updated to make sure it measures what graduating high school seniors know and what colleges and employers will expect of you.

  • Four (4) parts:
    • Science (90 minutes)
    • Social Studies (70 minutes)
    • Reasoning Through Language Arts (150 minutes including a 10-minute break)
    • Mathematical Reasoning (115 minutes–two parts, including a 2-minute break)
  • Offered on computer (paper available for accommodations only)
  • English and Spanish

Where can I study?

Contact the Private Industry Council’s Career Transitions Program at 724-836-2600 (Westmoreland County) or 724-437-2590 (Fayette County) for information about local GED® practice test questions, and GED Ready®: The Official Practice Test.

How do I register?

You need to sign up at GED.com to schedule the GED® test. If you meet your local area’s policies for testing, you will see a yellow “Start scheduling” button on your dashboard Study tile. Click “Start scheduling” to answer the scheduling questions, select your test subject, your preferred day and time, and pay for your test. If you do not have access to a credit or debit card, please contact the Private Industry Council at 724-836-2600 (Westmoreland County) or 724-437-2590 (Fayette County) to make a registration appointment.

When can I schedule?

Scheduling is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week with MyGED® at www.GED.com. Log in and click on “Schedule Test” on the top. Once you complete the scheduling questions you’ll be directed to choose your language, subject, and the day and time that works best for you to test. You can also schedule one test at a time to make sure you feel prepared every time.

What is the passing score?

On the GED® test you need to earn at least 145 points on each subject to pass. To find out if you’re likely to pass, take GED Ready®: The Official Practice Test and the only test that can tell you if you’re likely to pass. Sign into MyGED® at www.GED.com to get ready with GED Ready®.

Is there a fee to take the test?

You can pay as you go with the GED® test. This means you can pay for each subject individually or when you are ready to test. In Pennsylvania the fee per subject is $30 (or $120 for the full test).


The GED® program gives you everything you need for success, and MyGED® will help get you there. With MyGED®, you receive unprecedented support before and after you test. Conveniently register and schedule 24/7. Pay as you go and test on what you want, when you want. Plus, find prep tools to help you prepare for test day and resources to help you move forward to what’s next.

MyGED® was built with you in mind. Register today. Get started at www.GED.com.