What is the GED?



Degrees and Certifications:

What is the GED?

The GED is the equivalent of a high school diploma.  It can be used as a credential for employment or as the basis for entering post-secondary training/college.  The four subjects tested on the GED® are Language Arts, Science, Social Studies and Mathematics.  Canton City Schools ABLE offers a variety of courses to help you prepare for all sections of the GED test.  Find out how to register for classes.

How can I prepare for the GED test?      

In Canton, Massillon, Alliance, and Minerva we offer FREE classes in reading, science, social studies and math.  A practice test is available to see if you're ready to take the official GED test. The practice test is free to those who have participated in our courses.  Because the GED test is taken on computer, it is important that test takers have basic computer skills such as using a mouse, keyboarding skills (suggested speed needed to pass the GED test is 25 words per minute), and familiarity with features such as drop down menus, drop and drag, copy and paste, and using an onscreen calculator.  For more information on Canton CIty Schools ABLE GED test preparation, please contact the CCS ABLE office at 330-438-2559.

How much does the official test cost?

Cost for the GED test is $30 for each section ($120 for all 4 sections).  The State of Ohio is offering an $80 voucher to Ohio residents taking the computerized GED test for the first time.  Re-testers will be charged $10 per subject test. Fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable.