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Title 013 | Chapter 003 | Regulation 050

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13 KAR 3:050.GED® eligibility requirements.

Section 1.



"GED® Diploma" means the High School Equivalency Diploma required by this administrative regulation.


"Kentucky Skills U" means the adult education program within the Office of Adult Education.


"State agency children" or "state agency child" is defined by KRS 158.135(1)(a).

Section 2.

Eligibility Requirements. The GED® test shall be administered to an applicant with a Kentucky address who:


Has reached his or her 19th birthday;




Has reached his or her 18th birthday; and




Except as established in Section 3 of this administrative regulation, has officially withdrawn from public or private school for at least ninety (90) days as certified by the local school district;


Is committed or placed in an adult correctional facility;


Is enrolled in the Jobs Corps Program of Instruction; or


Is enrolled in a National Guard Youth "ChalleNGe" program; or




Has reached his or her 17th birthday;


Is considered a state agency child, as defined by KRS 158.135(1)(a); and


Is approved for the GED® test by the local school superintendent.

Section 3.

Superintendent Waiver. The local school superintendent or designee in the district where the applicant currently resides may waive the ninety (90) day school withdrawal provision of Section 2(2)(b)1. of this administrative regulation if necessary due to a deadline for postsecondary enrollment, condition of employment, medical reason, family crisis, or other extenuating circumstances.

Section 4.

Test Readiness. An applicant shall successfully complete and pass an official readiness test with the same passing scores required to pass the GED® test prior to taking the GED® test.

HISTORY: (28 Ky.R. 1276; Am. 1637; eff. 1-14-2002; 31 Ky.R. 1897; 32 Ky.R. 103; 263; eff. 8-25-2005; Recodified from 785 KAR 1:130; eff. 9-13-2013; 40 Ky.R. 880; 1393; eff. 1-28-2014; 44 Ky.R. 257, 901; eff. 12-1-2017; 48 Ky.R. 847, 2017; eff. 4-5-2022.)

FILED WITH LRC: December 9, 2021
CONTACT PERSON: Natalie Cummins, GED® Administrator, Office of Adult Education (Kentucky Skills U), 500 Mero Street Mail Stop 5SC, Frankfort Kentucky 40601; phone 502-892-3021; email Natalie.Cummins@ky.gov.

7-Year Expiration: 4/5/2022

Last Action: 4/6/2022

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