GED Information

Effective January 2016, the GED® Testing Service has lowered the score required to pass each GED® subject test This change is retroactive to January 1, 2014, so if you did not pass part of the test before, you should check to see if your status has changed.

You can get more information on this change in score requirements, and what it can mean for you, from the GED® Testing Service.

On January 2, 2014, the NEW 2014 Version, computer–based, GED® test was launched nationwide, by the test makers. If you started GED® testing with the 2002 Version (given 2002–2013) and did not complete your certificate, you will need to start again in the current, 2014 version.

If you previously COMPLETED your GED® testing, with the 2002 Version (or older), and need your GED® score transcript, you must request them personally from the GED® Testing Service online. They can also be contacted for assistance through Customer Service at 1–877–EXAM–GED (392–6433).

Testing Centers no longer have GED® records, and they must be requested from the GED® Testing Service directly.

For students interested in GED® Testing please follow these instructions (pdf).

What is the purpose of the GED® Test?

The GED® is a means for an individual who has not completed high school to demonstrate that he or she has the equivalent knowledge of one who has. Most colleges and universities will accept GED® score reports instead of high school transcripts, although policies differ depending upon the institution. Most employers also accept the GED®.

Please note: International Students are not eligible to take the GED® if they are:

  • An international student enrolled in any International High School Program, or
  • An international student, with a high school credential from the home country, enrolled in any International Program.

If you are not sure if you are enrolled in one of these programs, please contact the state administrator at