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Eligibility Requirements For GED In Rhode Island

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September 19, 2022

GED eligibility requirements in Rhode Island:

  • You must reside in Rhode Island.
  • You cannot be a high school graduate or enrolled in an accredited high school.
  • You must be at least 18 years old. But if the Chief Examiner of the testing center to which an application is made grants special permission, students at the age of 17 may take the exam. 16-year-old students must be withdrawn from secondary school for at least six months before being allowed to take the test by the Commissioner of Education or designee.
  • 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 Rhode Island 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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In Rhode Island, what is the high school equivalency test?

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

What subjects are tested on the GED in Rhode Island?

You will be tested in math, social studies, science, and language arts on the GED in Rhode Island.

rhode island ged requirements

How long is the GED exam in Rhode Island?

SUBJECT

TIME

Math

115 minutes

Social Studies

90 minutes

Science

90 minutes

Language Arts

150 minutes

Total

7 hours, 41 minutes

How many questions are there on the GED test in Rhode Island?

SUBJECT

# OF QUESTIONS

Math

46

Social Studies

35

Science

34

Language Arts

46

In Rhode Island, what is the passing score for the GED test?

145 points (45% correct) in each of the four subjects is required to pass the Rhode Island GED exam. You can quickly check your test results on your MyGED account with the GED testing service after finishing the exam.

If I don’t pass a subject on the Rhode Island 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. 

Can I take the Rhode Island GED exam online?

You can take the Rhode Island GED test online or at an official Rhode Island GED testing center. You can use our list of Rhode Island 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).

Do I have to reside in Rhode Island in order to take the GED test there?

Yes, when you take the test at the testing center, you must present your driver’s license or evidence of residency.

How old must I be to take the GED in Rhode Island?

In Rhode Island, you must be at least 18 years old to take the exam. If you submit a withdrawal letter or an Alternative Learning Plan before taking the test, you are permitted to take the test at the age of 16 or 17.

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

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