Eligibility Requirements For GED In Alabama

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Nowadays, having the proper education certifications is critical to getting ahead. If you are considering obtaining your General Education Development (GED) certificate in Alabama, here are the details you need to know.

GED eligibility requirements in Alabama

  • If you are 18 years of age or older, you do not need to reside in Alabama.
  • You cannot be a high school graduate or enrolled in an accredited high school.
  • You must be at least 18 years old. However, you may be able to obtain permission to take the test if you're younger. To be sure, confirm with your local GED testing center.
  • Cost: $120 (all subjects) or $30 (per subject)
  • The minimum passing score for each subject: 145
  • Accommodations: You must request disability accommodations via the GED® Testing Service website.
  • The State of Alabama will provide you with a GED certificate if you pass the exam, showing that you have attained the same level of knowledge as a high school graduate.

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What subjects are tested on the GED in Alabama?

The Alabama GED exam is split into 5 parts:

  • Language Arts Writing
  • Language Arts Reading
  • Social Studies
  • Science
  • Mathematics

The language arts writing section is divided into two parts: a multiple-choice exam and an essay. The mathematics section is also divided into two sections, but only the first can be completed with a calculator.

How to Study for the GED in Alabama?

You can start preparing for the Alabama GED exam in a variety of ways:

  • GED preparation classes for free
  • GED study sessions on television
  • Independent study using review guides and practice tests on the Internet.

Many adult education centers and community colleges offer GED preparation classes. GED review books can be purchased at bookstores or borrowed from libraries. A number of websites also offer review materials and online courses to help you plan for the test.

How do I obtain a GED in Alabama?

  1. Verify Your Eligibility: Each state has different requirements for test-taker eligibility.
  2. Learn the Material: Prepare for the GED exam. You have the option of studying alone, in a nearby prep class, or online.
  3. Practice the Material: Create a tranquil study area. Use a study guide or online classes to narrow your focus. Use practice tests to evaluate your understanding.
  4. Register: You can schedule your test online whenever you are ready.
  5. Take the Test: Bring a valid government-issued photo ID on exam day. Do not bring personal items into the testing area.
  6. After the Test: The State of Alabama will provide you with a GED certificate, which will attest to the fact that you have attained the same level of knowledge as a high school graduate if you pass the test. Be aware that some states have specific rules regarding exam retakes if you need to. Normally, you are allowed to take the test three times each year.  You won't need to retake any of the previously passed subjects.

What is on the GED Math test in Alabama?

  • You should be confident to use math to solve problems in real life and familiar with mathematical concepts, measurements, and equations.
  • You will be provided a formula sheet in the test center and on the screen in the test so you don't have to memorize any formulas.
  • You can assess your test readiness using our math practice tests. You can get all the math you need to learn at a low cost from our website.

Where can I take a GED practice test in Alabama?

An official GED practice test is available from the GED testing service for $6 per subject. You can test your knowledge on our practice tests in one subject, a few subjects, or every subject.

How long is the GED exam in Alabama?




115 minutes

Social Studies

90 minutes


90 minutes

Language Arts

150 minutes


7 hours, 41 minutes

How many questions are there on the GED test in Alabama?

There are 161 questions in total. See the table below for details:





Social Studies




Language Arts


If I don't pass a subject on the Alabama GED exam, can I retake it?

For each subject, you can retake it up to 2 times without having to wait. For the fourth attempt, you have to wait 60 days. You have an unlimited number of retakes per year. Your first two retakes will be offered at a discounted rate. You will get two more discounted retakes after waiting 60 days and paying the full price. All retakes have to be completed within a year after the initial attempt.

What age must I be to take the Alabama GED exam?

You must be at least 18 years old. However, if you are a legal Alabama resident who has dropped out of school and is 16 or 17, you are eligible to take the GED exam. A notarized Student Exit Interview from the school system and a notarized permission letter from your parent or guardian must be given to the GED examiner. If you are 16 years old, you must additionally take the TABE exam and obtain a score of ASE low, or you must complete the GED Ready Mathematical Reasoning and Reasoning Through Language Arts tests with a score of "likely to pass."

Can I take the Alabama GED exam online?

You can take the Alabama GED test online or at an official Alabama GED testing center. You can use our list of Alabama testing centers to locate the one that is most convenient for on-site testing.

There will be an Online Proctored (OP) GED test option starting on September 1st, 2021, so you can take your GED test remotely (online).

How can I obtain a copy of my Alabama GED test transcript?

You can ask for a copy of your Alabama GED transcript by contacting the GED testing service.