General Educational Development (GED®) Tests
- All GED records are released to candidates ONLY with written signed consent.
- Official changes in GED test records are authorized only for misspellings or typographical errors.
- All requests for GED records are free of charge.
- Duplicate diplomas are not issued in New Jersey.
About the GED® Tests
A program of the American Council on Education, the GED® tests provide adults who did not complete a formal high school program the opportunity to certify their attainment of high school-level academic knowledge and skills. The GED® tests battery given in both English and Spanish is comprised of six content areas: Language Arts, Reading; Language Arts, Writing; Social Studies; Science; Mathematics and English Proficiency (required only for Spanish test). GED tests are currently offered only in a paper-pencil format at Official GED Testing Centers. Effective January 1, 2014, the GED tests will only be offered in a computer-based format. Once a candidate passes the GED® tests in New Jersey, a State-issued high school diploma is awarded.