How to take the GED test online

Similar to the traditional GED test, the online GED test needs to be scheduled on the website. 

But there are a few differences between traditional and online GED® tests. 

1. Pass The GED Ready test to qualify

To qualify for the online-proctored GED test, you need to pass the GED Ready® official practice test through the website. Only if you score in the “green zone” (Likely to Pass) will you see the option for online testing in your account.

Onsego gives you free vouchers for the GED Ready test. 

2. Get a computer with a webcam 

During the online proctored GED® exam, proctoring software monitors your computer’s desktop, webcam video, and audio.  

So, you need access to a computer with a webcam, microphone, and reliable internet. Also, before taking the online GED test, you need to download and install software on your computer. 

This software is mandatory because it allows proctors to monitor your activities during the exam. You can read more about it here:

Keep in mind that Chromebook laptops and mobile devices are not fit for taking the online GED test.

3. Pay $6.99 extra

The online test costs $6.99 more per subject test than the traditional test in most states.

How GED Online Testing Works in Details

We assume you have already created your account. 

Before you are allowed to schedule the online test, you need to take the GED Ready practice test for the chosen subject. Only if you score in the “green zone” (Likely to Pass) will you see the option for scheduling that section of the GED test. Online tests are offered every day, but you can schedule only one subject test at a time. 

As soon as you have completed a subtest online, you can schedule the next one. 

Before taking the GED test, you will be asked to run a system check; you will have to install software that confirms that your computer meets the technical requirements. It sounds a bit complicated, but usually, it’s a straightforward task. When everything is working well, you can choose the time and date. 

When the OP (Online Proctored) GED exam starts, you’ll be asked to verify your identity. You must take a photo of your face by webcam and of your photo ID, and there are more things the software on your computer will have to verify to secure a safe and secure testing environment. 

You are not allowed to take unscheduled breaks during the exam. If you do, your exam results will be invalid. Scheduled breaks (the same as during exams in a testing center) are allowed. 

Usually, your test results are available on the same day.

Onsego provides online GED classes. We are not involved in GED testing and do not issue diplomas.

Still need help? Contact Us Contact Us