Military Policy Page

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

As of October 1, 2016, there is no U.S. Military testing jurisdiction available.

If you are a member of the U.S. Military community and based in the United States (CONUS), please create an account on GED.com and select the state in which your base is located to start testing. If your state is not available upon account creation, please select the nearest testing location that allows non-residents to test.

If you are testing overseas (OCONUS), you will not be able to create an account on line to test at your base. To create an account and schedule your exam please contact 1-877-EXAM-GED (877-392-6433).  Inform the call center agent that you are with the U.S. Military community. To schedule test appointments inform the call center agent what U.S. base you are stationed at.

Military Requirements

Price & Payment

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Military Requirements (top)

I am located at an overseas US Military Base. Why can't I select "Other Countries" as my testing location?

U.S. Military community stationed overseas is not considered “Other Countries”.

In order to complete the most current test, to comply with Military standards and requirements, please call 1-877-EXAM-GED (877-392-6433) to complete account set up. Inform the call center agent that you are with the U.S. Military community. To schedule test appointments inform the call center agent which base you are stationed at.

Where can I find a GED® test preparation center?

Finding a GED® test preparation center is easy. Login to your MYGED® account on GED.com and enter your zip code in the locate a prep center tool and we'll show you the adult education centers nearest to you.

Are there any other test preparation or practice materials available?

 

Price & Payment (top)

How much does the GED® test cost?

To determine the cost of testing in your area, visit www.gedtestingservice.com/testers/2014policypages and select your testing location.

Please see below for other military reimbursement options.

How do I apply for reimbursement?

Visit http://www.dantes.doded.mil/ to review your reimbursement options.

 

Registration & Scheduling (top)

Where should I test?

To determine which testing location you should select, create an account on GED.com, and select the state in which your base is located in.

If you are stationed overseas, contact 1-877-EXAM-GED (877-392-6433) to get your account set up correctly and to schedule any and all operational GED® tests. Inform the call center agent you are with the U.S. Military community and the name of the base you are stationed at.

I can't find my location in the testing location options - what should I do?

If you are able to travel to complete testing, select the nearest state that allows non-residents to test. To see if the state you are able to travel to allows non-residents to test, visit their state policy page.  

I'm not currently in the U.S. How should I schedule my tests?

Please contact 1-877-EXAM-GED (877-392-6433) to schedule your tests. Inform the call center agent you are with the U.S. Military community and the name of the base you are stationed at.

 

Test Scores (top)

What score do I need to pass the test?

In most states, you need to score a 145 on each subject and 580 on the entire test battery (all four parts combined).

  • Below Passing: 100-144
  • GED® Passing Score: 145-164
  • GED® College Ready: 165-174
  • GED® College Ready + Credit: 175-200

GED® Test Credential (top)

I took and passed the GED® test between September 1, 1974 and September 30, 2016. How do I receive a copy of my transcript and diploma?

If you took and passed the GED® test after September 1, 1974, you can order a copy of your transcript and diploma at www.gedtestingservice.com/testers/gedrequest-a-transcript. From this page, select the DANTES - tested between 1974 and September 2016 link and place your order request for a transcript or diploma. You will receive a diploma from the District of Columbia that is valid for any employer or college requirements. 

For other questions about your credentials, please contact 1-877-EXAM-GED (877-392-6433) or email help@gedtestingservice.com.

I took and passed the GED test on or before September 1, 1974. How do I receive a copy of my transcript and diploma?

If you took the test on or before September 1, 1974, you would have tested under the now retired United States Armed Forces Institute (USAFI). You may make a request by completeing the USAFI/GED Transcript Order Form at www.gedtestingservice.com/testers/military. This webpage provides some exceptions and information about where to obtain a copy of your transcript.

For other questions about your credentials, please contact 1-877-EXAM-GED (877)392-6433 or email help@gedtestingservice.com.

I took and passed the GED® test on or after October 1, 2016. How do I receive a copy of my transcript and diploma?

It depends on the testing location in which you passed the GED® test. Visit our Request-a-Transcript page to find the testing location in which you completed testing and submit a request to get a copy of your transcript.