GED Testing

Madisonville Community College administers the GED exam. More information about the GED

Students who pass the GED exam have surpassed the performance of at least 40 percent of the nation's graduating high school seniors.

Beginning January 1,2014 the GED Test will be offered in a Computer Based (CBT) format only.  MCC currently offers the GED CBT on Wednesday's. For more information on the CBT format and the 2014 GED series please visit the GED Testing Services website.


To take the GED in Kentucky, you must:

  • have a Kentucky address
  • pass the Official GED Practice Test through an approved Kentucky Adult Education center
  • be 19 years of age or be withdrawn from school at least 90 days if you are under 19 years of age. If you cannot wait 90 days, you may get a waiver from you school superintendent.


Tests are given in one or two day sessions and are administered several times every month by the Hopkins and Muhlenberg centers. Contact your local learning center to get started today.

GED Adult Learning Centers

Test Duration

  • Mathematics – 90 minutes
  • Language Arts Writing – 120 minutes
  • Science – 80 minutes
  • Social Studies – 70 minutes
  • Language Arts Reading – 65 minutes

Total test time – 7 hours, 5 minutes


Test results are expressed as standard scores ranging from 200 to 800. You must earn at least 410 on each test section and average at least a 450 across all five sections.

Diploma and Transcripts

For More Information

Britney Mitchell
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