GED New Jersey General Information

New Jersey GED Testing Info

Passing the NJ GED test qualifies you to earn a New Jersey High School Diploma. You may also transfer out-of-state GED scores to New Jersey to qualify for a New Jersey High School Diploma.

The GED testing fee in New Jersey is $50 for all five tests. The GED test can be taken at any of the New Jersey Official GED Testing Centers. Be sure to check specific testing information with your local GED test center, since fees, schedules, test languages, and other requirements may vary. Contact your local GED centers to find out about exams in other languages.

To pass the GED test, you will need to score a minimum of 410 on each test, and an average of 450. Find out more answers about the GED test at the GED FAQ.

New Jersey GED Practice Test

The best way to make sure you pass the New Jersey GED test is to be prepared. If you think you’re ready for the test, or if you want to know what to study, you should take a GED practice test. While New Jersey doesn’t require a practice test to take the GED, a practice test can improve your GED scores. Find out about online GED practice tests for New Jersey.

New Jersey GED Testing Eligibility

To take the NJ GED test, you must be a resident of New Jersey. You must not have graduated high school or have a high school-level certificate or diploma. You must not be currently enrolled in high school, and you must be at least 16 years old. If you are 16 or 17, you need to provide a Certificate of Consent to Participate signed by a parent or legal guardian.

You will need two forms of ID to take the NJ GED, which must show your New Jersey address. You can still take the NJ GED test if you are not a citizen or if you have a high school diploma from an unaccredited high school or from a country that’s not part of the GED testing program.

Don’t take the New Jersey GED test unless you’re prepared. You can pass, but if you’re like most people, you’ll need some brush-up and to get familiar with the test. Find out about GED online classes.

New Jersey GED: College Eligibility

More than 60 percent of GED test-takers plan to go on to college. The GED exam can help you get there. Ninety-eight percent of colleges and universities in the U.S. accept the GED credential, though some colleges require additional tests, such as the SAT or the ACE. Check with the admissions offices of the colleges you’re interested in for their requirements. Beware of online high school degrees that colleges won’t accept.

New Jersey GED Retesting

In New Jersey, each GED subject test may be taken no more than three times each calendar year, January 1st though December 31st. A retest fee of $10 per section is required. Before you test again, go back and study, to make sure that you’re prepared.

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New Jersey GED Testing Accommodations

You may ask for testing accommodations for physical or mental issues that may affect your ability to take the test, including learning disabilities, ADHD, psychiatric or psychological conditions, and physical/chronic health conditions. You will need relevant medical or academic records and a current evaluation of your condition by a doctor or psychologist, plus a detailed letter or report from your evaluator. You will also need to fill out an Accommodations Request Form for either ADHD, Emotional/Mental Health, Learning Disabilities, or Health Disabilities, which has sections for you, the GED Chief Examiner in your area, and your evaluator. Read the testing accommodations guidelines for more information.

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New Jersey GED Transcripts

You can get duplicate copies of your NJ GED transcripts from the New Jersey Department of Education if you took your GED Test in New Jersey. If you took the test after April 1, 2007, you can download a copy of your official GED transcript from You’ll need a personal GED Access Code that was given to you when you registered for the test.

You can also request a diploma verification from the NJ GED program. If you need your GED Access Code or a diploma verification, open or download and print the NJ GED Transcript Request Form (Microsoft Word, PDF). Or, call the automated GED information line at 609-777-1050 and record your name and address on voice mail to get a copy mailed to you. Complete, sign, and mail it to the:

  • GED Testing Program
  • Bureau of Adult Education and Family Literacy
  • New Jersey Department of Education
  • PO Box 500
  • Trenton, NJ 08625

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GED NJ Testing Centers and Test Prep

To find local GED schools in New Jersey, the best resources are local adult education centers, libraries, community colleges, and adult schools. Resources for GED classes in New Jersey are listed below, as well as New Jersey GED testing centers.

Local GED Programs versus Online GED Courses

Local GED programs provide classroom learning, often similar to high school programs. Online GED courses provide GED test prep in your home, on your own schedule. The GED Academy online GED courses create a customized learning experience to walk you through getting your New Jersey GED.

GED Programs in New Jersey

Adult high schools often provide adult GED programs in NJ. Click here for a listing of NJ adult high schools.

Adult Basic Skills programs are another good local resource for GED programs in NJ. The state of New Jersey also provides One-Stop Career Centers to help with career training and finding employment. One-Stop Career Centers can also help you earn your GED diploma as a step toward a better career.

For youth GED programs in NJ, the New Jersey Youth Corps is a voluntary program where 16- to 25-year-olds can study for their GED test while working in community service or work experience programs.

Low income young adults aged 16 through 24 may qualify for Edison Job Corps Academy, a rigorous educational and training program.

The New Jersey Youth ChalleNGe Academy is a program for high school dropouts or potential dropouts aged 16 and a half through 18. In the academy, young adults will become educated, well-rounded, and productive citizens.

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