Underage Youth Application for Program Enrollment
and Permission to Take the GED® Test
In order for Underage Youth (16 and 17-year-olds) to take the GED® Test in Georgia prior to their 18
birthday, they must enroll in
an approved Adult Education program and complete requirements necessary to be granted approval to take the GED® Test early.
Adult Education Program Enrollment Steps
1. Fill out the application form provided by the local adult education program. Select the appropriate
admission category and provide documentation, as needed.
a. Parent/Guardian Permission – parent/guardian must sign the application in front of a witness
b. Marriage – attach a copy of your marriage certificate
c. Legal Emancipation – attach a copy of your emancipation document
d. Court Order/Adjudication – attach documentation from Juvenile Justice, correctional facility, etc.
e. Special Program – attach official enrollment forms from an approved organization, e.g. Job Corps, Youth Challenge
2. Validate that you have withdrawn from K-12 education by attaching ONE of these documents. Court
Order/Adjudication and Special Program students are exempt from this requirement.
Public and Private School Applicants
a. An official withdrawal document from the last school attended by the applicant.
b. A letter from the superintendent or designee indicating that you are not currently enrolled or were never enrolled in
the local school system.
Home School Applicants
a. An Underage Enrollment Affidavit for Home School Students (available from the adult education program)
3. Provide legal identification with proof of age with your submitted application and supporting
documentation. The program will admit you only if you have submitted all required documents.
GED® Testing Approval Steps
1. Attend class(es) for the required minimum number of hours to be post-tested and take at least one post-
test. This is a minimum requirement. It may take longer for you to prepare for the GED® Test.
2. Score at least a 9.0 grade equivalent on the D or A level TABE assessment in Reading, Math, and
Language which is administered by the adult education program. It is possible that you may have to take the TABE
more than one time to achieve this level of scores. Once you have completed steps 1 and 2, the program will be able
to administer a GED®
3. Schedule a time with your teacher to take a GED Ready™ or Aztec GED® practice test.
GED Ready™ - With your teacher, create a profile on the MyGED™ portal at www.ged.com. Then, take the
GED Ready™ practice test and score at least a 150 on two of the four subtests. A score of 150 demonstrates
your ability to pass the GED® Test. The practice test must be administered in the adult education program.
GED Ready™ scores earned outside of the program will not be considered for testing approval.
• Aztec’s GED® Practice Tests (if available) – With your teacher, create a login/password. Then, take a
ED® Practice Test and score 60% or higher on two of the four subtests. A score of 60% demonstrates your
ability to pass the GED® Test. The practice test must be administered in the adult education program. Aztec
GED® Practice Test scores earned outside of the program will not be considered for testing approval.
4. Agree to maintain enrollment in the adult education program until you have successfully completed your
GED® Testing, as outlined by the adult education program you attend.
After successful completion of these requirements, the program will complete a Request for GED Testing Approval form
and submit it to the Georgia GED® Testing Program (GaGTP) for final approval. You will receive an email from the GED
Testing Service® with scheduling instructions, if approved.
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