2002 New Brunswick

Use the links below to find out about your local testing center rules and requirements. If you’re still looking for information, visit your province’s GED® testing program website to learn more.

Computer vs. Pencil and Paper

Province Requirements

Price & Payment

Registration & Scheduling

 

Test Scores

Retake Policies

GED® Test Credential

Language Versions

 

Computer vs. Pencil and Paper (top)

Can I take the GED® test on computer in New Brunswick?

Yes, New Brunswick offers the GED® test on computer at select testing centers.

Find a center. For more information on taking the GED® test on paper, click here

Why don’t all provinces offer both computer and paper exams?

GED Testing Service is currently introducing the GED® test on computer to all the provinces that offer the test. But not every province offers the GED® test on computer yet. In New Brunswick, you can take the test on both computer or on paper. For more information on taking the GED® test on paper, click here

Can I switch between paper and computer testing? Can I combine them?

Yes, New Brunswick allows you to switch between the GED® test on paper and the GED® test on computer.

 

Province Requirements (top)

How old do I need to be to take the test (without exceptions)?

In New Brunswick, the minimum age required to take the GED®  test is 19 years old.

I’m underage. What do I need to do to take the test?

In New Brunswick, you can test at the age of 18 but you must complete additional documentation and send it to the New Brunswick GED Testing Office.

Are there any residency requirements to take the test?

You must prove your residency at the testing center with a valid photo ID that lists your Canadian address or other proof of residency.

The closest testing center is in a different province.  Can I take the exam there?

Some provinces allow people who don’t live there to take the GED®  test and others don’t. You’ll need to check the residency requirement for the province that you’re interested to test in. For New Brunswick: New Brunswick only allows residents to test there.

Are there any additional province requirements for me to pass my GED® test?

There aren’t any additional requirements in New Brunswick. If you have more questions about the testing program, please contact (506) 453-8251.

Do I need to take a class or receive instruction before I can take the test?

No, New Brunswick doesn’t require you to prepare for the GED®  test in an adult education classroom. However, studying in a classroom setting is a good opportunity to get up to speed on the topics and areas you’ll find on the GED®  test.

Do I have to take the practice test before testing?

In New Brunswick you are not required to take the Official GED Practice Test™ before scheduling your test. However, the Official GED Practice Test™ is available at GEDmarketplace.com and is a good measure to see if you’re ready to take the GED® test or not. 


 

Price & Payment (top)

How much does the GED® test on paper cost?

New Brunswick charges nothing for the GED®  test on computer. However, if you do not give 24 hours notice to cancel or reschedule the tests you scheduled and do not show up to write your GED® Test on test day, you must pay all testing fees before re-scheduling.

How much does it cost to retake the test? Can I retake the test for free?

In New Brunswick, you can re-test for $40.00 on the pencil and paper test. The non-refundable reschedule and rewrite fee of forty dollars ($40.00) must be paid by money order or certified cheque payable to the Minister of Finance. Do not send money or personal cheque. The GED®  test on computer costs $0 per subject. However, if you do not give 24 hours notice to cancel or reschedule the tests you scheduled and do not show up to write your GED® Test on test day, you must pay all testing fees before re-scheduling. Learn more about retaking the test. Questions? Feel free to call New Brunswick's office at (506) 453-8251.

 

Registration & Scheduling (top)

Can I take all of the parts at once or do I need to setup different appointment times?

Yes, in New Brunswick you can take all test parts in the same day if you can find a testing center with hours that accommodate it. If you do not give 24 hours notice to cancel or reschedule the exam you scheduled and do not show up to write your GED Test on test day, you must pay all testing fees before re-scheduling.

What happens if I move somewhere else in the middle of testing? Can I continue my testing in my new province or do I have to start all over?

Don’t hesitate to contact the GED Administrator™ in your province with questions.

Once I start testing, is there a time limit for me to finish all five subjects before my scores begin to expire?

There isn’t a time limit to finish the test in New Brunswick. Scores do not expire until the new test series.

 

Test Scores (top)

What score do I need to pass the test?

New Brunswick test-takers need to score a 450 on each test.

 

Retake Policies (top)

If I don’t pass, how long do I have to wait before taking the test again?

That’s a question that varies from province to province. In New Brunswick, you're required to wait 30 days between each retake with up to 3 attempts per subject area within a calendar year.

How much does it cost to retake the test? Can I retake the test for free?

In New Brunswick, you can re-test for $40.00 on the pencil and paper test.The non-refundable reschedule and rewrite fee of forty dollars ($40.00) must be paid by money order or certified cheque payable to the Minister of Finance. Do not send money or personal cheque. The GED®  test on computer costs $0 per subject. However, if you do not give 24 hours notice to cancel or reschedule the tests you scheduled and do not show up to write your GED® Test on test day, you must pay all testing fees before re-scheduling. Learn more about retaking the test. Questions? Feel free to call New Brunswick's office at (506) 453-8251.

 

GED® Test Credential (top)

I took and passed the test but the province won’t issue my diploma. Can you help me?

Sorry to hear that you’re having trouble with your diploma. Have you contacted your local testing center or province administrator yet? Please call New Brunswick's office at (506) 453-8251 for more information on your transcripts and diplomas for the GED®  test.

Why do I need to work with my province? Can’t I just get the diploma from you?

GED Testing Service develops the GED®  test and works with each province to offer the test. The credential is issued based upon rules of each individual province—most provinces have slightly different rules and regulations. Because of the province-by-province differences, GED Testing Service doesn’t issue diplomas. That’s why we encourage you to work closely with your province to get an answer. You can call New Brunswick's office at (506) 453-8251.

After I start taking the exam modules, how much time do I have to complete all of them to get credentialed?

This depends on where you’re testing. In New Brunswick you have no time limit to complete all five content areas.

I want to order a copy of my transcript and/or diploma.

If you have taken the GED® test in New Brunswick and wish to have an official copy of your scores mailed to a college/institution, employer, agency, or yourself, you must submit a written/signed request to the New Brunswick GED® Testing Office: GED Chief Examiner Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training & Labour Certification Unit 470, York Street, Suite 120 P.O. Box 6000 Fredericton NB E3B 5H1. Click here for more information. There is a $10 diploma fee and a $5 transcript fee.

What is the GED® credential in my province called?

In New Brunswick the credential is called the New Brunswick High School  Diploma.


GED® Test Language Versions (top)

Can I take my GED® test in Spanish?

No in New Brunswick you can’t take the GED®  test in Spanish.

Questions? Please contact New Brunswick’s province office at Tel: (506) 453-8251.

Can I take the GED® test on computer in French?

In New Brunswick, you can take the French GED®  test on computer and paper.

Questions? Please contact New Brunswick's province office at (506) 453-8251.

Am I allowed to combine different language versions of the test together?

Yes, New Brunswick residents can combine language versions to complete the test. 

Does New Brunswick have any requirements for English as a Second Language (ESL)?

English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction can help any non-native English speaker, but there aren’t any requirements for ESL classes in New Brunswick.