If you do not have a high school diploma then you may have noticed it is more difficult to find a high paying job or to attend a community college or university. Without a high school diploma you will not have the same opportunities as those who have a diploma. For those who desire an opportunity to enhance their academic and career lives may take the GED examination, which upon passing rewards you with a high school equivalency diploma. In Nebraska, the GED examination is overseen by the Nebraska Department of Education and the examination is able to be taken at testing locations found throughout the state.
Nebraska GED Test Eligibility and Requirements:
To be eligible to take the Nebraska GED examination you must be at least 18 years of age; however, the Nebraska Department of Education states that those who are 16 years old may be able to take the GED examination if they meet testing conditions established by the state. If you are 16 or 17 years old you wish to take the Nebraska GED examination, review the GED Application and Testing Requirements form located in the Sources section below.
Those who wish to test must also not be currently enrolled in school and not have earned a high school diploma or equivalency diploma from Nebraska or any other state. You automatically qualify to take the Nebraska GED examination if your graduating class has been out of high school for at least one year.
You must also be a Nebraska resident for at least 30 consecutive days prior to filling out the application.
Registering for the Nebraska GED Test:
If you meet the aforementioned eligibility requirements then you may register for the Nebraska GED examination. The first step in registering for the Nebraska GED examination is locating a GED testing facility near you. The Nebraska Department of Education offers a list of all Nebraska GED testing facilities.
When you arrive at the GED testing facility you will need to bring with you the Nebraska Department of Education Form #12-003. This form must be notarized and completed in order to be accepted. You must also provide the GED testing facility with a document stating you have been officially withdrawn from any secondary school for at least 60 days.
Once you have given all required documentation to the GED testing facility, and it is accepted, you will be referred to an ABE program to prepare for the GED examination. Upon completion of this short program, you must pass an examination and only upon passing this exam may you take the Nebraska GED examination.
As of 2011, the Nebraska GED examination requires a $75.00 testing fee.
Passing the Nebraska GED Test:
To pass the Nebraska GED examination you must successfully pass a total of five subject area examinations. The topics covered in these five exams include reading, writing, science, social studies and mathematics. You must score at least 410 on each of the five exams and have an average score of 450 for each exam. Lastly, you must have a total GED examination score of at least 2250.
Nebraska Department of Education: GED Application and Testing Requirements
Nebraska Department of Education: GED Testing Centers and Contact Information