Applying for the GED® test

Important

August 2017, the Ohio Department of Education has approved GED, HiSET, and TASC to become the testing assessment companies for the High School Equivalency test for the State of Ohio. Additional information will be forthcoming. Continue to check our website for updates.


Update November 16, 2017

HOW TO CREATE AN ACCOUNT AND SCHEDULE A GED® TEST

The Test Series has changed effective January 2, 2014, and will only be given on computer at an authorized Computer Based Site 

  • Scores for the 2002 Series or prior will not carry forward to the new Test Series
  1. All test takers must be an Ohio resident and meet the Ohio age requirements (see below for age requirements). Creating a user account will allow test takers to see the following on their dashboard: About the test, study, test tips, find a center, schedule test, my scores, college & careers. Test takers who are 16, 17 and 18 must submit all required documentation to the State of Ohio GED Office.
  1. Create an user account at www.ged.com
    1. You will need a valid email address to create an account
    2. Check the Messages icon for information on Ohio test takers
    3. The MY GED user account remains active indefinitely. Return to the user account to schedule tests, purchase practice tests, view scores, etc
  2. Accommodations: Answer “yes” only if you meet the following explanation; otherwise, answer “no
    1. The purpose of accommodations is to provide candidates with full access to the GED® test. However, accommodations are not a guarantee of improved performance or test completion. GED Testing Service provides reasonable and appropriate accommodations to individuals with documented disabilities who demonstrate a need for accommodations. GED® test accommodations may include things such as:
    2. A separate testing room
    3. Extra testing time
    4. Extra breaks
    5. Test accommodations are individualized and considered on a case-by-case basis
  3. To schedule the GED test
    1. Log back into your user account at www.ged.com
    2. Choose “Schedule the test”
    3. Choose the location, day and time for your test or tests
  4. To see test results:
    1. Log back into your user account at www.ged.com
    2. Select “my scores” on your dashboard

All previous vouchers expired June 30, 2017.


Age Requirements

September 14, 2016 - UPDATE

Per House Bill 113, Ohio Revised Code 3301.81 - Effective Date: Sept. 14, 2016

Rule: Ohio Administrative Code 3301-41-01 (The rule is currently going through a rule change process)

To take the Ohio High School Equivalence tests, an eligible applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • A test applicant must be at least 18 years of age.
  • A test applicant must be officially withdrawn from school.
  • A test applicant may not have received a high school diploma or honors diploma awarded under section 3313.61, 3313.611, 3313.612, or 3325.08 of the Ohio Revised Code.
  • A copy of the withdrawal form signed by a school official must be submitted to State of Ohio High School Equivalence Office.

Test applicants who are a minimum age of 16 years, but less than 18 years of age may apply under the following criteria

  • A test applicant must be officially withdrawn from school.
  • A test applicant may not have received a high school diploma or honors diploma awarded under section 3313.61, 3313.611, 3313.612, or 3325.08 of the Ohio Revised Code.
  • A copy of the withdrawal form signed by a school official must be submitted to State of Ohio High School Equivalence Office.
  • A test applicant must provide written approval from the parent, guardian or court official. A signed and notarized consent form must be submitted to the State of Ohio High School Equivalence Office.

GED Fees

COMPUTER-BASED FEES

The cost of the computer-based GED® test is $120.  Voucher codes are available by contacting one of your local Career Technical Planning Districts Offices http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Career-Tech/HSE-CTPD
Test takers: must be a resident of Ohio, and a first time test taker. All codes expire on June 30, 2018. 


More Questions?

Contact Information

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GED Test Scores from Other States

The State GED Office has scores of the official GED taken at test centers in Ohio. GED test scores earned outside Ohio can be transferred to Ohio if the scores are reported directly from

  1. Official state-sponsored GED test centers
  2. DANTES
  3. Veterans Administration hospitals
  4. American Council on Education
  5. Other state departments of education.

View contacts from other states.

Special Accommodations for testing

Read the GED frequently asked questions

Last Modified: 11/17/2017 2:09:23 PM