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Who can take the GED Test?

GED Tests shall be administered to any Kentucky resident who is certified as test ready and meets one of the following criteria:

General Eligibility Requirements:

1.      The applicant has a Kentucky address and is nineteen years of age.

2.      The applicant has a Kentucky address, is sixteen years of age and:

a.  Has been officially withdrawn from public or private school for 90 days as certified by the local school district ** or

b.   Is officially withdrawn from public or private school and receives a superintendent’s waiver of the 90 days for a postsecondary enrollment deadline, a condition of employment, medical reason, or family circumstances.

 

**Student must present proof of withdrawal on school form or letterhead at time of testing.

 

Exemptions:

An applicant at least sixteen years of age with a Kentucky address is eligible to take the GED Test if the applicant is:

1.      committed or placed in a state correctional facility

2.      enrolled in a Job Corps Program of Instruction

3.      considered a state agency child

4.      detained in a juvenile detention or juvenile holding facility and:

·        is at least one year behind academically

·        has a minimum stay in detention of thirty days

·        and is approved for the GED test by the local school superintendent

5.   enrolled in a KDE approved GED Secondary Program and approved for the GED tests by the superintendent.

 

Required Testing Application Form

Applicants must complete the KYAE 6--GED Testing Application form and take the GED Steck-Vaughn Official Practice Test administered by a Kentucky local adult education provider.

Applicants may need the signature of the proper authority on the KYAE-6 Form.

Applications are available from local adult education providers, local school districts, local GED testing centers or the Kentucky Adult Education GED office at 502-573-5114.

 

See Also...
  GED General Information  

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