Test Scores

While you will need to score at least 145 on each subject to pass the GED® test, scoring higher can have additional benefits.

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145 Passing Score
200

145

GED® Passing Score

The GED® test has a passing score of 145 for each test subject. To earn your high school equivalency, you’ll need to score 145 or higher on all four subjects. In New Jersey, the passing score is 150 on all four subjects.

165 - 174

GED® College Ready

Scoring above 165 (on any test subject) means you have demonstrated you are ready to take college level courses and you may qualify for waivers from placement testing or developmental education requirements if you enroll in college.

175 - 200

GED® College Ready + Credit

Scoring above 175 (on any test subject) means you have demonstrated skills that could qualify for up to 10 college credit hours.

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