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The New GED® Program is Here!
Here in Northeast Alabama we’re excited to offer you a GED® program and a fighting chance at a good job with good wages. Learn more below or sign up today at

What’s the new GED® Program?

Now, you have more than just a test. You’ll have access to MyGED™ your online portal to sign up, study, schedule, check scores, and learn about jobs and college.

What is MyGED™?

MyGED™ is your start-to-finish tool for the new GED® program. Flexible, convenient and the support you need before and after the GED® test. Built with you in mind, MyGED™ helps you take control of your life and your future. Register today to test on a day and time that is convenient for you. Get started now at

What’s the GED® test like?

The GED® test has been updated to make sure it measures what graduating high school seniors know and what colleges and employers will expect of you.

    -Four (4) parts:

  • Science (90 minutes)

  • Social Studies (90 minutes)

  • Reasoning Through Language Arts (150 minutes including a 10-minute break)

  • Mathematical Reasoning (115 minutes)

    -Offered on computer only

    -English and Spanish

Where can I study?

Contact the Northeast Alabama Adult Education Program at 256-638-2957 or 256-228-0021 to get more information about GED classes near you! We offer FREE classes all across DeKalb, Jackson, and Marshall Counties. Work at your own pace with the assistance of a highly-qualified instructor to reach your goal of passing the GED. Materials (i.e. books, paper, practice tests, computer programs) are all free of cost to students who attend class.

How do I register?

Registration is simple. Simply sign up for MyGED™ at and you will get information about local policies, how to request modified testing conditions (accommodations), or you’ll be able to schedule right then.

When can I schedule?

Scheduling is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week with MyGED™ at Log in and click on “Schedule Test” on the top. Once you complete the scheduling questions you’ll be directed to choose your language, subject, and the day and time that works best for you to test. You can also schedule one test at a time to make sure you feel prepared every time.

What is the passing score?

On the new GED® test you need to earn at least 150 points on each subject to pass. To find out if you’re likely to pass, take the official GED® practice test at one of our adult education class sites.

Is there a fee to take the test?

You can pay as you go with the GED® test. This means you can pay for each subject individually or when you are ready to test. In Alabama, the fee per subject is $30, or $120 for the complete battery.


The GED® program gives you everything you need for success, and MyGED™ will help get you there. With MyGED, you receive unprecedented support before and after you test. Conveniently register and schedule 24/7. Pay as you go and test on what you want, when you want. Plus, find prep tools to help you prepare for test day and resources to help you move forward to what’s next.

GED® test centers are located throughout Alabama, with two centers in our area at Northeast and Snead Colleges. Prospective GED® examinees can phone Northeast Alabama Community College (near Rainsville) at 256-638-4418 or 256-228-6001 or Snead State Community College (in Boaz) at 256-840-4151 for scheduling/testing information. Applicants must register at and show appropriate identification on the day of the test.

MyGED™ was built with you in mind. Register today. Get started at


* GED® and GED Testing Service® are registered trademarks of the American Council on Education (ACE). They may not be used or reproduced without the express written permission of ACE or GED Testing Service. The GED® and GED Testing Service® brands are administered by GED Testing Service LLC under license from the American Council on Education.