GED Ohio General Information

Ohio GED Testing Info

Candidates who pass the Ohio GED Test earn an Ohio High School Equivalence Diploma.

The GED testing fee in Ohio is $40 for all five tests, or $10 per test for retesting. The GED test is at any of the Ohio 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 center for information about the GED test 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.

Ohio GED Practice Test

The best way to make sure you pass the Ohio 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 Ohio 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 Ohio. You can also take a final official practice test at a GED Practice Center Site in Ohio.

Ohio GED Testing Eligibility

To take the Ohio GED test, you must be officially withdrawn from school and at least 19 years old. If you are 18 years old, you may be able to take the Ohio GED Test if the Superintendent of the school district where you live or where you last went to school completes and signs a GED Age Waiver Form. If you are 16 or 17 years old, you may be able to take the Ohio GED test with a GED Age Waiver form and a GED Parental Consent Form.

You may also be able to take the Ohio GED Test if you are 18 and your high school class has graduated. You’ll need to provide a high school transcript showing that your class has graduated.

You are not required to be a resident of Ohio to take the Ohio GED Test, but you must have a valid driver’s license from any state or a passport. If you are not a resident of Ohio, you will receive an Official GED Transcript, but not an Ohio High School Equivalence Diploma.

Don’t take the Ohio 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.

Ohio 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.

Ohio GED Retesting

If you need to retake the GED exam in Ohio, you may retake the GED after the date printed on the GED score report you receive in the mail. The state of Ohio recommends being sure you’re prepared when you retest, since you can only take the GED three times in any one calendar year, from January 1 through December 31. Before you test again, go back and study, to make sure that you’re prepared. To issue an Ohio GED diploma, the GED Office uses the highest subject scores earned on all GED tests taken beginning January 1, 2002. You can only increase your scores; they won’t go down. Re-testers will be charged $10 per subject test being retaken, up to a maximum of $40.

Think you’re ready to retest? Try a GED practice test.

Ohio 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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Ohio GED Transcripts

You can get a duplicate copy of GED transcripts or your GED diploma from the Ohio Department of Education if you took your GED Test in Ohio. For GED transcripts, use the Ohio GED Transcript Request Form. For diplomas, use the Ohio GED Duplicate Diploma Request Form.

Mail your form along with payment to Ohio GED Transcript Office, 25 South Front Street, 1st Floor, Columbus, Ohio 43215-4183. For complete information on Ohio GED Test records, GED transcripts, and duplicate diplomas, including a link to see GED results online, visit the Ohio GED records web page.



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GED OH Testing Centers and Test Prep

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


GED Programs in Ohio

Most adult education centers have GED preparation or GED classes. View a listing of Ohio adult education providers (ABLE providers) throughout the state.


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