GED Test Dates and Test Locations
For those individuals planning to take the GED tests, planning ahead is always important, and that includes knowing what the GED test dates and test locations are. Unlike most standardized tests (such as the SAT or AP tests), the test dates for GED depends on the specific GED Testing Center an individual decides to go to. Thus, test takers must first find out first what testing location they want attend.
To determine your GED testing location, first visit the GED Testing Service website at www.gedtest.org. On the front page of their website, there is a list of links, and one of them should say “Locate Testing Center”. Once you click the link, you will be redirected to another site where you enter your zip code. Once the zip code is submitted, a list of official GED Testing Centers near your location will be displayed. The list does not show the GED test dates and times that each place offers, so to obtain that information you will need to personally call or email the center. Sometimes, the GED testing center may also have that information on their web site.
When picking a testing center and a date to take the GED test on, it is important to remember that different locations having different policies regarding the exam. For example, some GED Testing Centers require that test takers complete the entire exam in one sitting, while other locations are more lenient and let test takers spread the GED test out over the course of multiple days. If you do decide to divide and spread out the sections of the GED test, you must keep in mind that you may possibly have to take the test on nonconsecutive days. Often times, this inconsistent arrangement disrupts people’s schedules, but it cannot be helped. Unless you have a strong mental endurance, it is generally not recommended for people to take the entire seven hour GED exam in one sitting, so in spite of the scheduling issues it may cause, it is still better to spread out the GED test to make sure your results reflects your true potential and abilities.
As mentioned before, it is best to plan your testing location and test date as soon as possible. Popular GED Testing Centers and their corresponding test dates fill up quickly, so it is always suggested to register as soon as possible to guarantee your spot for the GED exam.