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There is only one way to take the General Educational Development (GED) test — in person at an official GED testing center.

Yet the American Council on Education (ACE) is warning the public that fake GED testing services are increasingly popping up, generating complaints from a number of people who have paid hefty fees to take the bogus exams.

The GED test measures the test-takers’ knowledge of high school subjects — language arts, social studies, science and mathematics. A successful score on the test leads to a certificate which can be used in place of a high school diploma. In California and some other states, a GED certificate is sufficient for enrolling in an accredited online degree program or traditional college. It can also be used to meet the qualification for jobs with a minimum educational requirement of a high school diploma. 

In order to take the official GED test, the ACE has provided a testing center locator for potential test-takers to use to locate the nearest test center. The test is available in locations throughout the U.S. and in a number of places all over the world.

So again, watch out for those that are peddling the online and correspondence GED test; it is a scam.

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12 Responses to “Beware GED Testing Offered Online or By Mail”

  • Beware GED Testing Offered Online or By Mail Says:
    January 22nd, 2008 at 1:21 pm

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  • DaKisha Frazier Says:
    May 29th, 2008 at 10:41 am

    I have a high school diploma but my husband does not. I was searching online to see if he could obtain his GED from home. He doesn’t have a problem taking the test, it’s just going to school with a classroom full of people that intimidates him. I would like to know if there really is a mail or online GED program that you can do from home. One that is not a scam, because these cites are asking for a minimum of $200. I would hate to lose that kind of cash for something that only costs about $50 here in my state.

  • vida Says:
    May 29th, 2008 at 2:30 pm

    As I mentioned in this blog post, the GED test must be taken in person at an approved testing site.

    However, preparation for the test can take place at home for minimal or no cost. You may want to check with your local library for GED test preparation materials, which may be checked out for free. If your library does not have them, they may be able to request materials from another library in your county. Online GED test prep courses are another option.

  • did it Says:
    May 29th, 2009 at 8:25 am

    its been several years ago, but my husband got his GED through the mail. they claimed it was nationally accredited and since then has been able to use his diploma for employment. of course we are here in ruel arkansas, but nobody has ever questioned it.

  • kris Says:
    June 15th, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    I don’t know if there is some were to report this to but they are offering online GED test.

    http://www.jeffersonhighschoolonline.com/?gclid=CPGD5u_wo6ICFSZHagodOX60yA

  • aly Says:
    October 13th, 2010 at 11:28 am

    Yes, you need to take the test at an official testing site, as Vida mentioned above.

    You can take courses to prepare for the GED test by mail with the Academic Correspondence Institute. They offer weekly teleconferences with teachers who really know their stuff . . .
    You can call them at 229-995-2007 or go to learningbymail.com

  • Subat Tatili Says:
    January 9th, 2011 at 1:34 pm

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  • Donna Martin Says:
    March 9th, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    I found this article very useful as it provided me lot of information about the GED test , how to prepare for it and passing it with flying colors. I would like to add some more information where you can get the lowest priced preparation program and and get the latest news and updates on GED testhttp://www.online-ged-programs.com/

  • lizbeth ramos Says:
    November 29th, 2011 at 8:05 am

    i would like to be secceful in live and i wuold like to get my GED as fast as i can

  • mandy Says:
    December 20th, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    @ did it: what website did your husband go to for his ged by mail. im sorry but i know several people who did it by mail and now im interested by doing the same. thanks!!

  • James Says:
    June 11th, 2013 at 10:37 am

    I quite like looking through an article that can make people think.
    Also, thanks for allowing me to comment!

  • Ty Says:
    September 4th, 2013 at 5:19 am

    Can someone tell me an accredited school where someone in jail can earn their high school diploma thru the mail?
    Thank you!

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