SDE: 2014 GED: Testing on Computer FAQ

  {GED logo}      2014 GED® Testing on Computer FAQ's


For step-by-step instructions and walkthroughs of the registration and scheduling process, please visit our tutorial page.


1. Where do I register and schedule the GED® test on computer? 

  • You register for the GED® test at
  • Create your account, register, and schedule your test.

2. What if I don’t have an email address?

  • Create a free email account at Google, Yahoo, or Hotmail.
  • Review information from GED® Testing service about creating an email account at

3. My registration is not complete.

  • Go back to your account at and select registration form. All of your responses to the registration questions will be listed on that form.

4. I forgot my username and/or password.

  • Log on to and select “Forgot Your Password?” You will enter your last name and email address. Once completed, you’ll get an email containing a hyperlink that allows you to reset your password.
  • Contact Pearson VUE at 1-877-EXAM-GED or 1-877-392-6433, Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., CST. 

5. How do I request accommodations?

  • Test-takers seeking accommodations will register at During the registration process, test-takers seeking accommodations will select, “yes” when asked if they intend to apply for testing modifications (accommodations) based upon a documented disability. After selecting “yes,” test-takers will receive an email with specific information on where to submit their accommodations request, which will include a link to the accommodations website 
  • GED® Testing Service will make all accommodations decisions beginning in 2014. Test-takers will be notified in writing of the accommodations decision, usually within 30 days. If approved, test-takers will be given specific instructions for how to schedule their accommodated GED® Tests with the Pearson VUE Accommodations Scheduling team. If not approved, test-takers will be advised about the appeal procedures. Either way, test-takers will then have the ability to call to discuss the accommodations decision.

6. What do I need to bring to the testing center?

Connecticut requires you to be a resident of the state to test. You MUST bring one of the following VALID forms of Connecticut identification with you on the day of testing or you will NOT be eligible to test. Driver's Permit, Driver's License, Connecticut Identification Card or a Passport. The identification must include your LEGAL name, date of birth, photo and signature.


7. What can I bring into the testing room?

You will be given an erasable noteboard and access to an on-screen calculator for certain subjects. Cell phones are strictly forbidden in the testing room. If you are found with a cell phone during testing, you will be escorted out and your test will not be scored.

Other personal items (such as handbags, backpacks, wallets, keys, etc.) are not allowed in the testing room. Storage is available, but limited.


8. Why are there two registration forms?

  • The first registration form is a standard GED® Testing Service form that everyone must fill out to register for the test.
  • The second registration form contains registration questions that are specific to your jurisdiction.

 9. How do I create my account?

  • Go to and select “Register Today.” A new browser window will open—select “New Users Start Here.” Follow the directions to create your own GED® testing account.
  • Contact Pearson VUE at 1-877-EXAM-GED or 1-877-392-6433, Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., CST. 

10. Can I take a break during the test?

You will receive a 10-minute scheduled break between each module. Unscheduled breaks are not allowed and your results may be deemed invalid (you would have to retake the test).


11. My registration cannot be processed.

Contact your jurisdiction for a status; you may need to provide additional documentation before being approved to register for the test.


12. How long do you expect we will wait for scores?

Scores will be returned from the test within 3 hours of completion of each subject. During the beginning of 2014, GED Testing Service will be validating the Automated Scoring Engine (ASE). This will result in next-day scores for Reasoning Through Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies. However, when the ASE validation project is complete, students can expect a 3-hour score turnaround.


13. Can I take the GED® test on paper and on computer?

No, please see Connecticut's jurisdiction's policies.


14. What is my jurisdiction?

Your jurisdiction is the state you live in and is where you will be receiving your GED® test credential (there are a few exceptions).


15. I did not receive an email confirmation.

Contact Pearson VUE at 1-877-EXAM-GED or 1-877-392-6433, Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., CST.


Content Last Modified on 6/27/2014 11:03:49 AM