Computer Based GED Testing
Computer Based GED Testing
Stephen F. Austin State University now offers the 2002 GED® series test on computer! It is a brand new way to take today’s test and earn your GED® credential.
*NOTICE: Starting in 2014, there will be a new GED test. The current version of the GED test is expiring at the end of 2013 and your scores will expire too if you do not finish and pass the test before January 2014.
Note: Testers must be a minimum of 18 years old and must be a first-time test taker for GED; scores from the paper-based test (PBT) and computer-based test (CBT) cannot be combined!
Computer vs. Paper and Pencil
||Pencil and Paper GED®
Scheduling your test
|Call or visit testing center
during business hours
|Register and schedule online, 24/7
|Wait on the group to finish
before moving to next section
|Finish one section and move
on without waiting for others
|May take several weeks
||Instant results (unofficial)
|Once a month
||Daily, Monday - Friday
First-time cost of exam $135.00 for all 5 sections and
Retakes are $27.00 per section.
Stephen F. Austin State University, (SFASU) campus, Thomas J. Rusk Building, Room 328
To get registered
Register and schedule for testing online 24/7 at www.GEDcomputer.com or by calling the Pearson VUE call center at 1-877-EXAM-GED (392-6433)
*Just follow these 4 easy steps and you will be on your way to earning your GED.
Step 1: Create Your Account
- Visit www.GEDcomputer.com and click on Register Today.
- Enter your legal name as it appears on your primary identification.
- Remember that an email address will be required for this step.
- Once your account is created, you’ll receive an account activation email.
Step 2: Complete Registration Questions
- Once you receive the activation email, click the activation link included in the message.
- Change the username to something you will remember and create a password. You will then be sent to the welcome page.
- Log in using the username and password you just created.
- Click the button at the bottom of the page to verify your contact information.
- Click the circled number two (2) and complete the registration question.
- Click the registration form that appears for the state, province, or territory where you will test and complete the next set of questions.
Step 3: Provide Additional Documentation (if necessary)
- Some test-takers may be required to supply supporting documentation in order to test.
- If your status on the home page indicates that you will need additional documentation, you will receive an email with your next steps.
Step 4: Schedule Your Test
- After completing the registration questions, click on the circled number three (3), and schedule to take your test.
- In certain cases you may be asked to supply additional information before you can schedule your test.
Prohibited items in the testing room
*You are not permitted to bring personal items into the testing room:
- Outerwear (Coats and Jackets) – This includes overcoats, windbreakers, down jackets, rain jackets/slickers, etc. Sweaters, sweatshirts (without hoods), and blazers, hats are allowed.
- Jewelry (jewelry that is wider than 1/4” is not permitted)
- Cell phones or pagers
- Purses, wallets and watches
- Hand-held computers/personal digital assistants (PDAs) or other electronic devices
- Briefcases, backpacks or bags
- Notes, notebooks, books, study guides
- Calculators – unless allowed by test sponsor
- Dictionaries, including language translation dictionaries – unless allowed by test sponsor
- Pens and pencils belonging to the candidate
- Water bottles, inhalers, contact lens solution, eye drops and lip balm (such as Chap Stick). These items are prohibited unless specifically approved by the exam sponsor as accommodations.
- food, drink, gum, candy and all tobacco products
- weapons of any kind (guns, knives, etc. including realistic ‘toy’ weapons)
Items Permitted in the testing room
- Layered indoor clothing (sweaters, sweatshirts without hoods, blazers, suit coats or any other layered clothing that is part of an outfit.
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