GED for High School Completion

The GED Test Helps You Qualify for a Job or College

Program Overview

Want a better job and more money? A high-school diploma is still the key to most entry-level jobs, vocational training, and completing a college education. The GED test offers an alternative for those who didn't finish high school but have goals for the future. The GED Testing Service offers the most-recognized method for earning your high-school-equivalency credential. Pearson VUE Test Centers give the computer-based GED test in locations around the world. And DANTES reimburses GED test fees for eligible military personnel.

Student Benefits

The GED test helps move your life forward whether your next step is military advancement, college, or a job.

  • The GED test is accepted by over 97% of colleges and employers
  • 60% of those who recently passed the GED test are enrolled in college
  • Employment rates are higher for those who complete a high school diploma/GED
  • DANTES reimburses GED test fees, saving you money
  • Qualifying test scores may earn college credit (based on recommendations from the American Council on Education)

Program Eligibility

All active-duty Service members (Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard), as well as members of the Reserve and National Guard, are eligible to take at least one DANTES-reimbursed GED test per lifetime of service.

Military personnel with a valid "Uniformed Services" Geneva Conventions Common Access Card (CAC) are eligible for DANTES-funded testing.

Costs & Reimbursement for Test Fees

The cost of GED test fees varies by location. To determine the cost of GED testing in your area, visit GED and select your testing location.

DANTES reimburses eligible military members for GED test fees only once per lifetime of service.

The following GED fees are NOT reimbursed: additional expenses including but not limited to rescheduling, cancellation, late-arrival fees, forfeiture fees, service charges, credit-card interest, travel expenses, and Value Added Tax (VAT).

All exam reimbursement requests must be submitted via the Electronic Reimbursement Request.

Contact the Exams Program via email at if you have questions regarding the electronic reimbursement submission process.

Retest Policy

Retests are NOT reimbursed by DANTES.

Prep for the GED

There are several resources that can help you prepare to take the GED.

  1. GED Test Question Preview

    Thinking about taking the GED test? Try the GED Ready official practice test or review the sample GED test questions to get a better idea of the types of questions you'll see on the real GED test. Visit

  2. GED Test-Prep Center

    Finding a GED test-prep center is easy. Create and log into your MyGED account and click on the "Locate a Testing Center" tool. Enter your zip code to find the adult education centers nearest to you.

  3. Official GED Study Material

    Order GED study materials on the GED Marketplace.

  4. Online Math and English Refresher

    DANTES offers self-paced online courses to help with your math, reading, and writing skills:

    • Online Academic Skills Course (OASC): improves basic math, reading comprehension, and vocabulary skills with interactive lessons that address your specific needs
    • College Placement Skills Training (CPST): targets college-level math, English, and writing skills through tailored lesson plans and activities

    Learn more by visiting the Math and English Refresher page.

Request Your Transcripts

Visit for information on obtaining official scores.

Contact 877.EXAM.GED (877.392.6433) or email for other questions about your credentials

USAFI/GED Transcripts

If you took the GED test(s) prior to September 1974, USAFI/GED Transcripts are available for eligible military personnel. Visit for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions

Several Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) are addressed and answered on the GED Testing Service website.

Questions Like:
Where can I find my scores?
What should I bring on the day of the test?
Do I have to complete all portions of the test within a specific period of time?
Can I earn college credit for taking the GED test?
Reimbursement Eligibility

Need Help?

GED Support in North or South America:

Phone: 877.EXAM.GED (877.92.6433)

Other GED Support:
NOTE: Please be sure to contact GED support above. DANTES personnel cannot answer questions on the GED program.

DANTES Reimbursement Support: