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GED®: Tests Results & Rewrites

Receiving GED® Test Results

Your results will be mailed to you four to six weeks after you have written the tests. Since GED® Tests results are confidential, they will not be given over the telephone to anyone. If you obtain a standard score of at least 450 on each of the five tests, you will be issued an Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate.

Interpreting GED® Tests Results

Your performance on each of the five GED® Tests is reported in two ways: as "standard scores," ranging from 200 to 800, and "percentile ranks," ranging from 1 to 99. Both scores compare your results to scores earned by a recent representative national sample of high school seniors. Approximately 68% of all graduating seniors score between 400 and 600 on the standard score scale. Only 2% of graduating seniors score lower than 300 or higher than 700. View the interactive sample of a GED® Test Result.

Getting Additional Transcripts or Certificates of GED® Tests Results

To request additional transcripts or certificates, you must submit a written request or download the GED® Test Results Request form. All requests must be signed by the applicant.

Your request must include:

  • your full name
  • your date of birth
  • the name and address of the institution to which the document is to be sent (if applicable)
  • the contact name at the institution (if applicable)
  • the reference number for your file at the institution (if applicable)
  • your daytime telephone number
  • your signature

The fee for additional transcripts or certificates is $10 per document. Requests can be sent via mail, fax, or can be submitted in person.

Rewrites are Possible

Rewrites are possible in the following two cases:

  • if your standard score on a test is less than 450
  • if an employer or educational institution requires a higher score (A written request from the employer or educational institution is required.)

A rewrite is allowed with no waiting period unless your score is less than 400; in which case, you must wait three months before rewriting. You are encouraged to do some form of preparation during that time. Further rewrites are possible; however, you must wait until the following calendar year. Tests may be written only twice in any calendar year (January 1 to December 31).

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