Applying for the GED
The new computer-based test in 2014 will cost $120. Ohio’s new state budget will keep the test cost at $40 for first-time GED test takers in 2014 through 06/30/2016.
COMPUTER BASED TESTING 2014
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
September 17, 2014 - H.B. 483 is in effect requriing Consent Forms for testers ages 16, 17, 18. See age requirements below.
Create an application on www.ged.com - You must have a valid email address.
Click on the link below to access the MyGED How-To-Guide to register -http://www.gedtestingservice.com/uploads/files/53ce363dfa27d3efab66a40c2c8a9d1e.pdf
Effective January 1, 2014 Ohio’s new state budget will keep the test cost at $40 for first-time GED test takers. Test takers who answer "yes" to receiving career and educational guidance from their local CTPD (Career Technical Planning District), will be provided a voucher worth up to $80.00 to go towards the $120.00 application fee. The student's $40 fee and the voucher must be submitted online through their account created on www.ged.com.
Expiration date on all vouchers issued: All vouchers issued as of January 2014 will expire on 6/30/2016 - FY16. Once a first time computer based tester begins the process utilizing the voucher, all four parts of the test must be completed before 6/30/16. There are no extensions or exceptions on the vouchers. Our office will not be able to issue a new voucher once the testing process has begun. The tester must complete all four sections of the test prior to the end of FY16 6/30/16. Only one voucher per first time computer based tester. Testers must be Ohio residents.
September 9, 2014 - UPDATE
Per HB 483 - Effective Date: September 17, 2014
To take the Ohio GED® test, you must be officially withdrawn from school and be 19 years of age or older. Exceptions to the age requirement are as follows:
Form submission for GED Testers ages 16 & 17, which includes Home-School students which are not affiliated with publicly funded online schools, ex. ECOT, K-12, Ohio Virtual Academy and related schools:
A copy of the school's current year withdrawal form signed by the school administrator; and
Original Consent Form signed and notarized from either the Parent, Guardian or Court Official. *Copies of the Guardianship or Court documents must be included
Form submission for GED Testers age 18:
A copy of the school's current year withdrawal form signed by the school administrator
All forms must be mailed to: Ohio Department of Education, State Of Ohio GED Office, 25 S. Front Street, MS 622, Columbus, OH 43215
The cost of the computer-based GED test is $120. Effective January 1, 2014 Ohio’s new state budget will keep the test cost at $40 for first-time GED test takers. Test takers who answer "yes" to receiving career and educational guidance from their local CTPD (Career Technical Planning District), will be provided a voucher worth up to $80.00 to go towards the $120.00 application fee.
The voucher will expire on June 30, 2016. All four sections of the test must be completed prior to the expiration date of June 30, 2016. A voucher cannot be used to schedule a test date beyond the expiration date.
Read the GED frequently asked questions
Last Modified: 9/2/2015 11:00:01 AM