Connecticut GED Test Guidelines and Requirements

Perhaps one of the most important steps in an academic career is obtaining a high school diploma. Unfortunately, due to life circumstances or personal choices not everyone completes the four years to obtain their high school diploma. If this is you, then you will want to take the GED examination. If you live in Connecticut, the GED examination is overseen by the Connecticut State Department of Education, which outlines all eligibility requirements and other pertinent information.

Connecticut GED Test Eligibility:

As with any other state in the United States, to take the Connecticut GED examination you must meet a minimum age in order to qualify for the GED test. To take the Connecticut GED test you must be at least 17 years of age and be officially withdrawn from your high school or secondary education institution for at least six months. Of course, you are not eligible to take the Connecticut GED test if you already have a high school diploma.

For those who have a high school diploma from an unaccredited high school then you may still qualify to take the Connecticut GED test as long as you meet the rest of the eligibility requirements. If you have questions regarding your eligibility status, then you should call the Connecticut State Department of Education at 860-713-6543.

Registering for the Connecticut GED Test:

If you meet all of the aforementioned eligibility requirements, then you will need to complete a GED registration application in-person at a GED Registration Center. A Connecticut GED Registration Center are only located at adult education programs. The Connecticut State Department of Education offers a list of all official GED Registration Centers located throughout the state.

Once you have located the registration center nearest you, then you will need to provide the center with proof of your identity and residency. If you have a valid Connecticut driver’s license, then you may use this document as both your proof of identity and residency; however, if you do not have a Connecticut driver’s license then you may offer the center some other form of government-issued photo identification to prove your identity and a current utility bill, rental agreement or a piece of mail with your Connecticut address on it.

If you are 21 years old and older then you must pay a $13.00 fee to take the Connecticut GED Test. If you are a veteran or under the age of 21, then there is no fee to take the GED examination.

If is important to know that if you are 18 years of age or younger, you must provide the registration center with a Withdrawal Document. This document states that you have been officially withdrawn from school for at least six months.

SOURCES:

Connecticut State Department of Education: GED Information
http://www.sde.ct.gov/sde/cwp/view.asp?a=2620&Q=320688

Connecticut State Department of Education: GED Eligibility, Registration and Fees
http://www.sde.ct.gov/sde/cwp/view.asp?a=2620&q=322370

Connecticut State Department of Education: Adult Education Directory
http://www.sde.ct.gov/sde/lib/sde/PDF/DEPS/Adult/providerdirectory.pdf

Connecticut State Department of Education: GED Test Sites and Test Schedule for 2011
http://www.sde.ct.gov/sde/lib/sde/PDF/DEPS/Adult/providerdirectory.pdf

Connecticut State Department of Education: GED Results, Passing Standard and Retesting
http://www.sde.ct.gov/sde/cwp/view.asp?a=2620&q=322374

Connecticut State Department of Education: Preparing for the GED Tests
http://www.sde.ct.gov/sde/cwp/view.asp?a=2620&q=322386