Eligibility Requirements For GED In Kentucky

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There really is something you could do if your life progress has been stuck because you do not have a high school diploma. Earning your General Educational Development (GED) certificate will give you the foundation you need to launch yourself into a better life. Here are some frequently asked questions about the Kentucky GED exam.

GED eligibility requirements in Kentucky

Kentucky is among the few states where GED classes can be viewed on television. It is titled the GED Connection and is available through Kentucky Educational Television. To access this resource, go to the GED Connection website and look for show times. GED practice tests and study guides can also be found online on this website and in local bookstores.

Another option is to enroll in a Kentucky Virtual Adult Education online study course. You will go over the materials that will prepare you to pass the test. This option enables you to study at home on your own time. If you prefer the framework of a classroom, you can enroll in the course at one of the state's adult education centers.

  • You must reside in Kentucky with a Kentucky mailing address.
  • You cannot be a high school graduate or enrolled in an accredited high school.
  • You must be at least 19 years old. If you have reached the local school district's legal withdrawal age and have been out of school for at least 90 days as certified by the district, you may still take the test even if you are younger. Due to postsecondary enrollment, employment, a medical condition, family crises, or other extenuating circumstances, the local school superintendent may waive the 90-day school withdrawal requirement. Students must submit the withdrawal form or obtain other permissions.
  • Cost: $120 (all subjects) or $30 (per subject)
  • The minimum passing score for each subject: 145
  • Accommodations: You must submit a request for disability accommodations via the GED® Testing Service website.
  • The State of Kentucky 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.

You may learn more about how to obtain a GED in Kentucky by reading the answers to the questions we receive the most below.

In Kentucky, what is the high school equivalency test?

The GED® Test is the high school equivalency test offered in Kentucky. It is accepted at 99% of colleges and is equal to a high school diploma.

What subjects are tested on the GED in Kentucky?

The Kentucky Adult Education Council on Postsecondary Education oversees the GED program in the state. The test follows the American Council on Education's standardized format. It is divided into five sections, with each section concentrating on the topics that high school students must learn in order to graduate with a diploma. These are the subjects:

  • Language arts: reading
  • Language arts: writing
  • Science
  • Math
  • Social studies

There are 240 multiple-choice questions and candidates are asked to write an essay in the second part of the language arts writing test. The Kentucky GED testing center will give you a calculator to use for the first part of the math exam. Each test is timed, and you will have slightly more than 7 hours to finish the Kentucky GED exam in total.

How long is the GED exam in Kentucky?




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 Kentucky?





Social Studies




Language Arts


How is the Mississippi GED scored?

To pass the GED Test, you must score at least 410 on each subtest and have a cumulative score of more than 2,250 (average 450 per test). Any exam scores below 410 will result in a failing grade, and you'll need to retake that portion of the exam to earn your certification.

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

You can take the GED exam up to 3 times per year. You must then wait until the following year to retake the GED exam. There is currently no waiting period needed between retakes, but this could change at any time. For the most up-to-date information on retesting, please contact the official Kentucky GED facility in your area.

Can I take the Kentucky GED exam online?

You can take the Kentucky GED test online or at an official Kentucky GED testing center. You can use our list of Kentucky 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 Kentucky GED test transcript?

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