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How long does it take to earn a GED?

The length of time it takes to earn a GED varies by individual. In general, an individual's readiness to test depends upon three main factors: reading level; math level; and computer skills.

Reading and Math

To determine your readiness, visit to access the Reasoning Through Language Arts and Math GED Ready tests. These official practice tests cost $6 each and will provide instant scoring results and feedback about your readiness.

Free practice test questions are also available and can provide a preview of the content and technology that are part of the 2014 GED test. Click here to access the free practice test questions.

Computer Skills

Click here to learn about the computer skills needed for the GED.

If you need help preparing for the GED, Minneapolis Adult Education offers free preparation classes in the morning and evening. Call for more information about how to register for classes.

North Campus: 612.668.1863 / South Campus: 612.668.3800