Q: I took my GED when I was 16 and not enrolled in high school. I eventually went back to high school (long story) but I didn't have a hard time taking my GED and it was only about 5 years ago.can I take the GED igf my class has not yet graduate from high school?
A: It seems to depend on the state. In order to take the test if you are under 19, in Ohio, for example, you must have an application completed by the superintendent of schools where you attended last (or I guess by a parent if you are homeschooled). You must have been officially withdrawn from school and the superintendent must say whether or not they believe the test is in your best interest at this time or not in your best interest. Colorado law states that persons between the ages of 16 and 17 may take the GED Tests only when they provide a completed age waiver application and a letter from a university, college, or post-secondary vocational program. The letter must identify the applicant and state that the candidate is required to have a GED or high school diploma in order to be admitted to a specific program or to receive financial aid. The letter must be written on letterhead stationery and be submitted with the age waiver application to the State GED Office. Wyoming's General Educational Development (GED) testing centers are responsible for administering the high school equivalency tests to: adults age 18 and over, 17 year-olds can take the GED after approval of an official GED age waiver, 16 year-olds can take the GED if they are court-ordered to do so. Florida says: The GED Tests may be given to: Residents of Florida, proof of residency must include either a State of Florida Driver License or State of Florida Identification Card * Adults, 18 years of age or older * GED candidates 16 or 17 years of age who have been granted an age waiver from their local educational agency * Individuals not enrolled in an accredited high school * Individuals who have not graduated from an accredited high school or have not already received a high school equivalency diploma