Hawaii has welcomed the all-new, computer-based GED® exam for measuring the high school equivalency of its residents, and there are many locations on the islands of Hawaii where you can get GED prep classes/programs that will arrange you perfectly well to take the GED exam confidently. Don’t forget to check our article about signing up for your GED exam with the portal MyGED.
The GED exam contains four individual subtests (modules) in Math, Science, Literacy, and Social studies. You have the option to take one subtest (or more) at a time and test results are good for two years. The GED diploma will surely improve your career options and allows for higher education.
NO online GED exam
The GED test is not available online and you will have to show up in person at an official GED test center. Obtaining your GED diploma will improve your life, and GED preparation classes are offered at facilities listed below in key Hawaii regions. After passing the GED examination you are awarded the GED diploma. This document is nationwide accepted as the equivalency to a regular high school diploma by virtually all recruiters, employers, government institutions, and universities.
Improved job options
Getting the GED credential is important for people who never finished high school, as it offers you a better chance to get a job or to improve your position, and also gives you the possibility to get into college. In January 2016, the GED passing score changed from 150 to 145 on each subtest as apparently the bar was raised slightly too high. Learn more here.
GED Classes in and around:
Hawaii GED Testing Centers
Community School for Adults – 450 Waianuenue Ave C-3, Hilo, HI 96720, 808-974-4100
Farrington Community School for Adults – 1101 Kalihi St, U101, Honolulu, HI 96819, 808-832-3595
Kaimuki Community School for Adults – 2705 Kaimuki Ave, Honolulu, HI 96816, 808-733-8460
McKinley Community School for Adults – 634 Pensacola Street, Room 216, Honolulu, HI 96814, 808-594-0540
Moanalua/Aiea Community School for Adults,- 2825-A Ala Ilima St., Honolulu, HI 96818, 808 – 837-8466
Maui Community School for Adults – 179 Kaahumanu St, Kahului, HI 96732, 808-873-3082
Windward School for Adults – 730 Iliaina St., Kailua, HI 96734, 808 – 254-7955
Kona Community School for Adults – 74-5000 Puohulihuli St, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, 808-327-4692
Kauai Community School for Adults – 3607-A Lala Rd, P-12, Lihue, HI 96766, 808-274-3390
Wahiawa Community School for Adults – 1515 California Ave, Wahiawa, HI 96786, 808-622-1634
Waipahu Community School -for Adults – 94-1211 Farrington Hwy, Waipahu, HI 96797, 808 – 528-9577
Questions? Call Hawaii’s state office at 808-203-5511
GED exam – Hawaii requirements
- Age requirement in Hawaii: 18 (for 16 or 17 yr. old’s there are special arrangements
- Fee is $150 for all 4 computer-based tests, $37,50 per section
- Retesting:$37,50 per section
- Hawaii has no residency requirements
- You never completed high school nor are you engaged in another school activity
Importance of the GED diploma
You can sign up for the GED exam if you have no high school diploma, and are not currently signed up for any school program. Contact your local GED test center for details or check our posts where you can find information as well.
If you want to go for your GED certificate or diploma, the following guidelines will get you ahead: Find a GED prep site close to you and check out their dates and fees. Beware of specific application policies, as they may differ. Get to understand as many relevant details from your local GED prep center as possible.
When taking the GED tests (four independent test on Science, Math, Social Studies, and Literacy) make sure to be optimally prepared. Your local bookstore can provide you with decent preparation materials, you can find prep sites via the listing above, and there are also some pretty good online preparation courses as well.
One GED test at a time
Proper preparation is key, but there’s no need to prepare for all four test simultaneously. The four GED sub-tests can be taken one at a time and you’ll have two years to complete the entire battery!
The new GED exam
You surely know that the GED test was recently totally remodeled. The new GED exam needed to become upgraded to satisfy college and university standards and to get in line with modern-day industry requirements. The exam is now entirely computer-based, and directs students better towards knowledge and skills required by employers so the test takers will be adequately prepared for the employment market and college education.
In the past, there had been some concern regarding the overall credibility of the GED test as the alternative to a high school diploma. These worries have been addressed and the level to pass the examination was raised. The now computer-based GED exam has some significant advantages: registration is now easier (online), and students can see their scores right after they took the exam. With the former GED test system, they needed to wait in anxiety for at least two weeks.
What has not changed is that you must go to an official GED testing site to sit for the exam. The new GED test has 4 subject areas while the former test covered 5 subject areas (reading and writing were combined), but the good thing is that the new test is more comprehensive.
Online GED testing?
Preparation has become more important than ever before, so take advantage of everything that is available. Be aware that many fraudulent websites tell you can take the GED test online, but that is not true, the GED exam is simply NOT offered via the internet. If you don’t have a high school diploma, the GED exam offers you a wonderful chance to secure a document that is comparable to a high school degree, so take advantage of this opportunity to improve your income and your living standards. Your future can start right now and will be much brighter if you so!