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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, or go back to the main map.

 

State Requirements

Price & Payment

Registration & Scheduling

Test Scores

Retake Policies

GED® Test Credential

Different Languages

 

State Requirement (top)

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

In Nebraska, the minimum age required to take the GED® test is 18 years old. 

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

This rule changes based on which state you’re testing in. In Nebraska, you can be 16 or 17 and take the GED® test if you have the following exception:

  • Persons under 18 years of age: Submit the following to the GED Administrator™, Nebraska Department of Education:
  • A completed NDE Form # 12-003, revised May 2011, available from the Nebraska Department of Education or official GED® testing centers;
  • A letter in the applicant's 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 applicant's transcript from the last high school attended, indicating the official date of withdrawal and graduation date of class from which withdrawal took place. Transcripts with the birth date will be acceptable verification of birth date. An applicant’s age may also be verified by a copy of his or her birth certificate, baptismal certificate, draft card, high school transcript, DD214 (discharge) form, Military Identification Card or a valid official state driver’s license, photo bearing identification card or passport.
  • 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.
  • Upon submission and approval of items 1-5, the individual is referred to an adult education program for study and can test upon approval of instructor.

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

Yes, Nebraska requires all test-takers under the age of 18 to receive instruction before taking the GED® test.

Questions? Call Nebraska’s state office at (402) 471-4807.

Where can I find an adult education center?

Finding an adult education center is easy. Enter your ZIP code in our locator tool and we’ll show you the adult education centers closest to you.

Do I have to take the practice test before testing?

No, you’re not required to take the Official GED Practice Test™ before taking the 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.

Do I need to prove I’m a resident of Nebraska to take the test?

NE doesn't have residency requirements, but that in order to credential in NE, student must reside in state for a minimum of 30 days.

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

Some states 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 state that you’re interested to test in.

NE doesn't have residency requirements, but that in order to credential in NE, student must reside in state for a minimum of 30 days.

Price & Payment (top)

How much does the GED® test cost?

Nebraska charges $30 for the  GED® test.

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

GED Testing Service offers a discounted retake program for all GED® test-takers. According to the program’s policy, you are eligible for:

  • Two discounted retakes for each subject area taken
  • GED Testing Service fees are waived every retake ($20 per subject area test)
  • States and testing centers can choose to waive their fees
  • You must schedule retakes one at a time for the discount to apply
  • Discounted retakes cannot be combined with any other discounts
  • Retakes must occur within 12 calendar months of your initial attempt
  • After your two discounted retakes, you will need to wait at least 60 days, pay the full retake price and then you will receive two more discounted retakes

Sign up for your next test now at GED.com.

Registration & Scheduling (top)

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

Yes, in Nebraska you can take all test parts in the same day if you can find a testing center with hours that accommodate it.

What happens if I move to a different state in the middle of testing? Can I continue testing in my new state or do I have to start all over?

It depends on whether or not that state has a residency requirement.  Check the residency requirements in that state and don’t hesitate to contact the GED Administrator™ in that state with questions.

For Nebraska: In Nebraska you’re required to be a resident for 30 days or more to take the test there. 

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

No, there isn’t a time limit to finish the test in Nebraska.

Test Scores (top)

What score do I need to pass the test?

You need to score a 150 on each subject area test and 600 on the entire test battery (all four parts combined).

  • Below Passing: 100-149
  • GED® Passing Score: 150-169
  • GED® Honors Score: 170-200

Retake Policies (top)

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

In Nebraska, you’re required to wait 30 days before taking the test again after failing a subject area test the first time. After taking a test subject 3 times, you'll have to wait 60 days before retesting. There's no limit to how many times you can test in a year. 

Retake rules are enforced for students retesting in different languages. For example, if you take an English test three times, then move to a Spanish test, the GED Testing Service 60-day wait period is enforced. If a state has additional retesting requirements, these requirements will also be enforced.

Finding an adult education center is easy. Enter your ZIP code in our locator tool and we’ll show you the closest learning centers to you.

Questions? Call Nebraska’s state office at (402) 471-4807.

Are there any other requirements before I take a re-test?

There are no other requirements before taking a re-test in Nebraska.

Questions? Call Nebraska’s state office at (402) 471-4807.

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

GED Testing Service offers a discounted retake program for all GED® test-takers. According to the program’s policy, you are eligible for:

  • Two discounted retakes for each subject area taken
  • GED Testing Service fees are waived every retake ($20 per subject area test)
  • States and testing centers can choose to waive their fees
  • You must schedule retakes one at a time for the discount to apply
  • Discounted retakes cannot be combined with any other discounts
  • Retakes must occur within 12 calendar months of your initial attempt
  • After your two discounted retakes, you will need to wait at least 60 days, pay the full retake price and then you will receive two more discounted retakes

Sign up for your next test now at GED.com.

Why can’t I re-test the subject that I failed?

Some states require people to finish taking all four subjects before being allowed to re-test in the areas that weren’t passed.

In Nebraska, you’re not required to finish the entire test before re-testing on any subjects.

Questions? Feel free to call Nebraska’s state office at (402) 471-4807.

GED® Test Credential (top)

I took and passed the test but the jurisdiction 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 state administrator yet?

My guess is that there may be additional requirements that you need to meet. You can call your state’s office at (402) 471-4807 to find out more about your credential.

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

GED Testing Service develops the GED® test and works with each state to offer the test. The credential is issued based upon rules of each individual state—most states have slightly different rules and regulations.

Because of the state-by-state differences, GED Testing Service doesn’t issue diplomas. That’s why we encourage you to work closely with your state to get an answer. You can call Nebraska’s state office at (402) 471-4807.

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

This depends on the state you’re testing in. In Nebraska you don’t have a time limit to complete the GED® test.

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

All requests for duplicate diplomas, transcripts and verifications of GED® completions must be in writing.

To request a duplicate diploma, print the Duplicate GED® Diplomas Request form and follow the instructions. Mail the $2 payment to the Nebraska Department of Education.

To request a duplicate transcript, complete the Nebraska GED® Transcript request form and mail the $2 payment to the Nebraska Department of Education

What is the GED® credential in my state called?

In Nebraska the credential is called the State of Nebraska Department of Education High School Diploma.


GED® Test Language Versions (top)

Can I take my GED® test in Spanish?

Yes, in Nebraska you can take the GED® test in Spanish. 

Find a local testing center.

Questions? Please contact Nebraska’s state office at (402) 471-4807.

Can I take the GED® test in French?

No, you can’t take the French version of the GED® test in Nebraska.

Questions? Please contact Nebraska’s state office at (402) 471-4807.

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

No, Nebraska residents aren’t allowed to combine language versions to complete the test. This means you must take all four subjects in one language to earn your GED® test credential. You will not be allowed to combine Spanish tests with English tests or any other language version.

Questions? Please contact Nebraska’s state office at (402) 471-4807.

Does Nebraska 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 Nebraska.