Order Official GED Transcripts

Ohio GED Office Changes

(Update April 7, 2014)

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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.

Date: TBD, Please check back for updates - The Ohio Department of Education cannot fulfill  paper requests for transcripts or diplomas.

Date: TBD, Please check back for updates - The Ohio Department of Education will handle only online requests through Ohio’s GED system.

Date: TBD, Please check back for updates- The national GED® Testing Service will fulfill all requests for transcripts and diplomas earned before 2014. GED test takers can order duplicate copies of official Ohio GED transcripts and diplomas online at: www.gedtestingservice.com/request-a-transcript. The link is not available until Date: TBD, Please check back for updates

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. The first transcript and diploma is free. 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.

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Only the State GED Office can issue an official GED transcript of scores earned on the Ohio GED. You can obtain an official GED transcript of scores by placing an order on the Ohio Department of Education website or by completing one of  the request forms below and returning by mail to the State GED Office.

 

2014 Third Party Verifiers

  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 part 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

 

Order Your GED Transcript Online - For Applicants Only

Online transcripts are processed within 2 business days; hard copies of transcripts reach Columbus, Ohio post office within 2-3 business days of processing & faxed copies are sent within 2 business days of processing.

To complete an online order, you must have a SAFE account. A SAFE account is a secure application only available on the Ohio Department of Education website.

Order Your GED Transcript by Mail - For applicants, businesses, schools or third parties verifying a GED

Mailed in $10 transcript requests are processed within 30 business days. Hard copies of transcripts reach the Columbus, Oho post office within 2-3 business days after processing.

Mailed in $15 transcript requests are processed within 15 business days. Hard copies of transcripts reach the Columbus, Ohio post office within 2-3 business days after processing. Faxed copies of transcripts for requests with fax #s given are sent within 2 business days of processing.

If you would like to order by mail, please print the applicable GED Transcript Request form below and return with the correct payment by mail.

Unofficial Scores

An unofficial copy of your test results may be viewed and printed for free using your SAFE account.

Additional Information

The non-refundable service fee is for the record search. It does not guarantee that the person has taken or earned a GED. The Ohio GED Office will mail an official transcript of GED scores or a "No Record Found" letter to the institution, employer, agency or individual you designate as the recipient of the requested information. For security and authenticity purposes, all official transcripts are mailed directly from the Ohio GED Office to the institution, employer, agency or individual.

For your protection, the Privacy Act of 1974 requires written permission with your signature to release GED scores. The Ohio GED Transcript Office and local GED testing centers can not release GED score information over the telephone.

GED® 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.

Last Modified: 4/7/2014 2:06:22 PM