How to Get a GED® or HiSET® in Ohio

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Ohio State High School Equivalency Eligibility Requirements

  • You must be a resident of Ohio.
  • You cannot be enrolled in an accredited high school or be a high school graduate.
  • You must be 18 years old or older. If you are 16 or 17 you can take the test with parental permission, but be sure to review all of Ohio’s rules and requirements before going in to test.
  • Cost: GED: $30 (per subject); $120 (all subjects). HiSET: $18.75 (computer-delivered test per subject); $75 (computer-delivered test, all subjects). 
  • Passing score: GED: 145 (minimum) in each subject. HiSET: 8 in each subtest, combined score of 45; minimum of 2 on the Language Arts, Writing essay. 
  • Accommodations: GED: You must apply for disability accommodations through the GED Testing Service page. HiSET: Find out about disability accommodations and fill out your HiSET Accommodations Request Form. 
  • After you pass the test, the State of Ohio will award you a high school equivalency certificate that will show you have achieved the same level of knowledge as a high school graduate.

Over 20 Million Adults

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“I am 22 years old, the third of eight kids, and I grew up on my Dads farm in Ohio. I was three when my mom started to homeschool. By the age of 12, I was working a full–time job as well as working 40–50 hours on my dad’s farm. At age 17, I took a summer job in WA state working for a custom harvesting Co. I worked there for three summers in a row and ended up moving to WA. I want to be able to get away from farm life! I now know without a shadow of a doubt that I need a higher education than 6th grade."

– Nathan, Ohio