Arkansas GED School Status Requirements

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Applicants who have not graduated from an accredited high school nor received a high school equivalency diploma are eligible to take the GED test in Arkansas. Applicants must be at least sixteen years of age and not enrolled in a secondary school.

Arkansas GED Passing Score Requirements

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Prior to taking the GED test, applicants must pass the official GED Practice Test with a score of 410 on each of the five tests in the battery with an average score of 450 for a total score of 2250. These tests must be administered through an adult education program or a GED Testing Center.

Minimum test scores: A standard score of 410 on each of the five tests and an average of 450 on all five tests (total standard score of 2250).

Arkansas GED Requirements



Arkansas GED Age Requirements

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Applicants 16 and 17 years old will be approved to take the official GED test after having met the provisions specified in the approved Adult Education Attendance and Enrollment Policies   If eligible, the applicant must present proof of positive identification that shows name, date of birth, address, signature and photograph.  Driverís licenses, passports, military, or other forms of government (national and foreign) identification that shows required information are all acceptable forms of identification.

Arkansas GED Residency Requirements

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Test-takers must be a legal resident of Arkansas in order to be eligible to take the GED exam.  The term legal resident has been clarified by the Arkansas Department of Education to mean a person who spends most of his/her time in Arkansas, who pays property taxes, or who possess a valid Arkansas driver's license.  All candidates must complete a written confirmation of eligibility.
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