When you are unable to finish high school in a traditional manner due to unforeseen circumstances, you may be able to obtain a high school equivalency diploma by taking and passing the GED examination. This exam tests your knowledge and ability in subject areas the standard high school senior is fluent in. In Nevada, the Nevada Department of Education works in conjunction with the Nevada Adult Education Office to provide residents the opportunity to gain their equivalency diploma.
Nevada GED Test Eligibility Requirements:
The first eligibility requirement set forth by the Nevada Department of Education is your age. You must be at least 18 years of age to take the Nevada GED examination. While this is the standard minimum age, you may be as young as 16 if you meet certain exemptions. If you are 16 years old you must have written permission from your legal guardians to take the Nevada GED examination, not be graduated from high school, and not enrolled in a Nevada high school.
If you are 17 years old you may be able to take the Nevada GED examination as long as you are able to provide the GED testing facility with written permission from your legal guardian allowing you to take the Nevada GED examination and if you are able to provide an official statement from your high school showcasing you are withdrawn from school.
Registering for the Nevada GED Test:
When you are ready to take the Nevada GED examination you must locate the Nevada GED testing facility nearest you. The Nevada Adult Education Office offers a list of all authorized Nevada GED testing facilities.
After you have found a testing facility you must bring all required documentation, a government-issued photo identification card, your social security card or any other form of identification.
Once the Nevada GED testing facility approves your application and documentation you must pay the $60.00 examination fee. This fee covers all five examinations you must take to gain your GED.
Passing the Nevada GED Test:
After you have taken the Nevada GED examination you must pass all five sections with a minimum score of 410. Also, you must have an average sectional score of 450 and a total minimum score of 2250. The Nevada GED examination consists of the following subject areas: mathematics, social studies, reading, writing and science.
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