• Subject Areas Tested

    The GED Test consists of 4 subject areas:

    Reasoning Through Language Arts (RLA)

    • Includes Reading, Grammar, and Extended Response

    Mathematical Reasoning

    Social Studies

    Science

     

    Students take the test in parts – 1 subject at a time at an authorized testing center.

    Passing Score:

    Students must pass all 4 subtests of the GED with a passing score of 145 or greater to earn the South Carolina High School Equivalency Diploma.  

    Cost:

    In the State of South Carolina, each subtest costs $37.50 for a total of $150 for all four parts. 

    Students may take the GED without attending classes, however if you attend Tri-District Adult Education and meet certain academic and workplace requirements the cost of the test is paid for by Tri-District Adult Education through scholarship funds from the state. 

    Underage Students:

    Students who are 17 or 18 must fill out the SC Verification of Withdrawal Form before you can register for and take the GED Test.  This form should be turned into your Tri-District Adult Education teacher.

    Link to Verification of Withdrawal Form:

    https://ed.sc.gov/scdoe/assets/File/instruction/adult-education/Verification%20of%20Withdrawl%20Form.pdf

    Additional information:

    Additional Information can be found on the official GED Testing Services website

    www.ged.com