2002 Nova Scotia

Use the links below to find out about your local testing center rules and requirements. If you’re still looking for information, visit your jurisdiction’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 Nova Scotia?

Yes, Nova Scotia offers the GED® test on computer at select testing centers.

Find a center in Nova Scotia.

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. 

Nova Scotia offers the GED® test on computer.  

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

Nova Scotia allows you to combine scores between the GED® test on computer with the pencil-and-paper version of the test. Once you begin testing on computer, Nova Scotia wants you to continue on computer.

Province Requirements (top)

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

You must be 19 years old to take the GED® test in Nova Scotia.

All test-takers must be out of school for one year and without a high school diploma.

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

In Nova Scotia, you must be 19 years old to take the GED® test.

All test-takers must be out of school for one year and without a high school diploma.

Are there any residency requirements to take the test?

In Nova Scotia, you must be a resident of Nova Scotia take the GED® test. 

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

Some areas allow people to take the GED® test even if they do not live there and others don’t. You’ll need to check the residency requirement for the province that you’re interested to test in.

In Nova Scotia, you must be a resident of Nova Scotia take the GED® test.

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

There aren’t any additional requirements in Nova Scotia. If you have more questions about the province’s testing program, please contact their office at 877-466-7725.

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

No, Nova Scotia 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?

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.

Price & Payment (top)

How much does the GED® test on paper cost?

In Nova Scotia, the application to write the GED® test is $0. This is the same amount to rewrite a test.

Questions? Please contact Nova Scotia’s province office at 877-466-7725.

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

In Nova Scotia, you can re-test a subject for $10. In Nova Scotia, you’re required to wait 30 days between each retake with up to 3 attempts on a subject area within a calendar year. 

For provinces that offer the GED® test on computer, the re-testing fee may be different. 

 

Registration & Scheduling (top)

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

Yes, in Nova Scotia 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 somewhere else in the middle of testing? Can I continue my testing in my new province or do I have to start all over?

In Nova Scotia, you must be a resident to take the GED® test. If you move to another province, you will need to check their policies for testing.

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

There is no time limit to finish the test in Nova Scotia. Scores do not expire until the the next test series.

Test Scores (top)

What score do I need to pass the test?

Nova Scotia test-takers must score a 450 on each test.

Questions? Please contact Nova Scotia’s province office at 877-466-7725. 

Retake Policies (top)

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

In Nova Scotia, you’re required to wait 30 days between each retake with up to 3 attempts on a subject area within a calendar year.

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

In Nova Scotia, you can re-test a subject for $10. In Nova Scotia, you’re required to wait 30 days between each retake with up to 3 attempts on a subject area within a calendar year. 

Questions? Please contact Nova Scotia’s province office at 877-466-7725.

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

Some provinces require people to finish taking all five subjects before being allowed to retake the areas that weren’t passed. In Nova Scotia, you're required to wait 30 days between each retake with up to 3 attempts on a subject area within a calendar year.

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?

My guess is that there may be additional requirements that you need to meet. You can call your province’s office at 877-466-7725.

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.

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 Nova Scotia you have no time limit to complete all five content areas. 

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

Fees for Additional Copies of Transcripts and Certificates 
[get the form here]

  • Copy of official transcript of marks - $18.80
    • Each additional copy if ordered at the same time - $12.60
  • Copy of official certificate - $18.80
    • Each additional copy if ordered at the same time - $12.60
  • Additional charge each time your transcript and/or certificate is faxed to an educational institution - $5.90

Questions? You can call your province’s office at 877-466-7725.

What is the GED® credential in my province called?

In Nova Scotia the credential is called the GED High School Equivalency Certificate.

GED® Test Language Versions (top)

Can I take my GED® test in Spanish?

No, in Nova Scotia you cannot take the pencil-and-paper version of the GED® test in Spanish.

Questions? Please contact Nova Scotia’s province office at 877-466-7725.

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

Yes, in Nova Scotia you can take the computer version of the GED® test in French.

Find a local testing center.

Questions? Please contact Nova Scotia’s province office at 877-466-7725.

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

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

Questions? Please contact Nova Scotia’s province office at 877-466-7725.

Does Nova Scotia 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 Nova Scotia.