The official GED® exam is made up of four subject subtests and takes approximately seven and a half hours to complete. The test is typically broken up over multiple days of testing. Test-takers schedule which subtests they would like to take and when. You may choose to take one subject test at a time or multiple subtests on the same day.

  • Reasoning through Language Arts – 1 hour, 30 minutes
  • Mathematics –1 hour, 55 minutes
  • Science – 1 hour, 30 minutes
  • Social Studies – 1 hour, 30 minutes

Yes! When you pass all four subtests of the GED® you will receive a high school diploma from the Florida Department of Education.

  • More than 90 percent of employers consider those with a GED test credential the same as traditional high school graduates with regard to hiring, salary, and opportunity for advancement. (Society for Human Resource Management, 2002)
  • The GED test credential is accepted by 97 percent of colleges and universities. (College Board, 2001)
  • Each year, one of every 20 college freshmen holds a GED test credential. (National Center for Education Statistics, 1996)

Both the GED exam and online high school are valid options to pursuing your high school diploma.  If you choose an online high school, be sure to research the high school’s accreditation.  The high school’s accrediting agency should be recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Online high schools that do not hold US DOE-approved accreditation may not be recognized by employers or colleges. To learn more about online high school scams start here with advice from the Federal Trade Commission.