Order Official GED Transcripts and Duplicate Diplomas

Effective February 2014 - Ohio 2014 GED® test takers receive transcripts and diplomas through a paperless web-based system. Typically within hours upon passing the final test, graduates will get these documents at an email address. See details below.

Effective June 25, 2014: The national GED® Testing Service will fulfill all requests for transcripts and duplicate diplomas earned before 2014. GED® test takers can order duplicate copies of official Ohio GED® transcripts and duplicate diplomas online at: www.ged.com

The Ohio Department of Education GED® Office will continue processing Transcript and Duplicate Diploma Requests for test takers prior to 2014 postmarked by Saturday, July 5, 2014. All requests (Transcript/Duplicate Diploma) received in this office after the postmarked date of Saturday, July 5, 2014 will be returned to sender.

Walk-Ins:  No walk-in transcript or duplicate diploma requests will be accepted after Thursday, July 3, 2014.

The benefits of the new GED® paperless system:

  • Same-day delivery: Those who pass the 2014 GED® test will receive immediately a secure electronic transcript in email.
    • Initial diploma and transcript are FREE to test-takers who pass the 2014 GED® test
    • Repeat requests are charged a small convenience fee for delivering an official copy of the transcript
    • There is a fee of $15 for each additional request.
  • Forwarding: Graduates can easily forward the electronic transcript directly to schools and employers requesting it.
  • Choice: Graduates can choose to receive a transcript and diploma in either a printed or electronic format.

GED® Credentialing™ is the service that provides Ohio’s GED® transcripts and diplomas from the GED® Testing Service. Ohio remains the issuing agency and the diploma features Ohio’s official signatures and design. The GED® Office at the Ohio Department of Education no longer processes any transcript or diploma requests by phone or email.

2014 Third Party Verifiers (Transcripts Only)

  1. Third parties will set up an account at:  http://exchange.parchment.com/ged-receiver-registration-page
  2. Parchment verifies that they are who they say they are so that they can place orders on behalf of students
  3. Parchment contacts the third party and provides training on the site for ordering.  During this training any orders they have are placed.
  4. After this the third party can order on behalf of students.  They still must upload a consent form for each student during the process

Last Modified: 10/13/2015 12:47:47 PM