GED West Virginia- FAQ

How to get a GED in West Virginia?

West Virginia uses the TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Education) for the state’s high school equivalency (HSE) testing program. A couple of years ago, West Virginia traded the computerized GED® exam for the more affordable TASC which is available both on paper and on a computer.

The TASC comes with five independent modules (subtests) that measure a student’s knowledge in the academic fields of Language Arts Writing, Science, Language Arts Reading, Math, and Social Studies.

What are the West Virginia GED testing requirements?

In West Virginia, TASC applicants must be at least 16 years old but for youth 16 and 17, strict requirements count. They must, for example, have permission from a parent or guardian and be officially withdrawn from their high school.

TASC testing in West Virginia is only open to state residents as the state pays for the test. TASC testers cannot hold a secondary education degree.

Who qualifies for the West Virginia GED test?

The TASC is developed, just like the GED test, for people who couldn’t finish their regular high school curriculum. It gives them one more shot at obtaining a credential that is all over North America accepted like a regular HS degree.

The West Virginia HSE diploma is accepted by virtually all employers, educational institutions, and government agencies.

Where are West Virginia GED online practice tests?

Like the GED, the TASC is a challenging exam. To become successful TASC testers, applicants should take many practice tests. That’s key! A traditional GED/TASC class will offer many practice tests to get all set but over the past years, we’ve seen more and more students turn to online GED practice tests. Online practice tests and video lessons have become very popular as they offer flexibility. Online learning gives students the chance to study where they want and at times that fit their schedules.

What is the West Virginia GED testing fee?

As only one of a few states, West Virginia offers TASC testing for free. This is one of the reasons that the state (like New York State that also offers the TASC exam for free to its residents) made the switch from the GED to the TASC exam a few years back. The GED price tag was getting way too high. In West Virginia, TASC applicants must first take the official WV TASC Readiness Test.

Where are West Virginia Online GED classes?

Today, students have many options to get prepared for the GED or TASC exam. Some prefer to learn with books from a local bookstore or library, others want to attend a conventional TASC or GED prep class in their area, but more and more students opt for an online GED prep class.

Just make sure that if you use a TASC or GED prep book, the content is current and in line with most recent TASC or GED updates and this also counts for an online course! Using an online course required self-discipline but is a fantastic option for TASC applicants living in remote West Virginia areas.

Is there a West Virginia online GED test?

No, there is not an online TASC exam, like there is also no online GED testing option. If you want to secure your West Virginia HSE (high school equivalency) diploma, you must appear, in person, at one of West Virginia’s official TASC testing sites.