How to Get a GED® in Nebraska

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Nebraska State GED Test Eligibility Requirements

  • You must be a resident of Nebraska.
  • You cannot be enrolled in an accredited high school or be a high school graduate.
  • You must be 18 years old or older, however, if you are 16 or 17 you are eligible if you submit a completed NDE Form #12-003, revised May 2011, available from the Nebraska Department of Education or official GED testing centers, a letter in your own handwriting stating the circumstances of withdrawal from the regular school program and the reason(s) for wanting to write the examination, a copy of the your transcript from the last high school attended, indicating the official date of withdrawal and graduation date of class from which withdrawal took place, and evidence that 30 days have passed since withdrawal from a secondary school or a request by an official from the school last attended to waive the 30-day waiting period has been received. Other rules may apply so be sure to check for additional requirements. 
  • Cost: $30 (per subject); $120 (all subjects)
  • Passing score: 145 (minimum) in each subject
  • Accommodations: You must apply for disability accommodations through the GED test’s accommodations page.
  • After you pass the test, the State of Nebraska will award you a GED certificate that will show you have achieved the same level of knowledge as a high school graduate.

Over 20 Million Adults

That’s how many have successfully passed the GED® Test. So why wait?


"High school was a breeze for me until my mother got cancer. Everything began to crumble around me, and with the school being a very unsupportive environment. I had been an honor roll student every quarter my freshmen and sophmore year until I couldn’t take all the negativity toward me. The people I’ve met through getting my GED certificate have also been very supportive. I plan to go to college after getting my GED diploma so that I can build a better future for myself."

– Chris, Nebraska