New Jersey

Top Policies

You must be 18 years old to test in New Jersey.

You can be 16 or 17 years old and take the GED® test if you

  • complete a Certificate of Consent to Participate form verifying that you’re not enrolled in school, have permission to take the GED® test and have a parent or legal guardian accompany you to the test center with your completed Certificate of Consent to Participate form.
  • If you have a legal guardian, you must bring a copy of the court document awarding guardianship.
  • Written confirmation of eligibility must be provided

Yes, you must provide photo identification to demonstrate eligibility to take the GED® test.  

  • Driver’s Licenses, Permits, Passports, Voter registrations, School/College ID, Employee ID, or other photo identification, valid or expired, that has been issued by a public entity or private third party;

In addition to photo identification you must provide one or more of the following:

  • Property tax bills; deeds; contracts of sale; leases; mortgages; signed letters from landlords; and other evidence of property ownership,  tenancy, or residency;
  • Financial account information; utility bills; delivery receipts; and other evidence of personal attachment to a particular location;
  • Court orders; State agency agreements; and other evidence of court or agency placements or directives;
  • Receipts; bills; cancelled checks; insurance claims or payments; and other evidence of expenditures demonstrating personal attachment to a particular location or to support the test taker
  • Medical reports; counselor or social worker assessments; employment documents; unemployment claims; benefit statements; and other evidence of circumstances demonstrating family or economic hardship, or temporary residency;
  • Affidavits, certifications, and sworn attestations pertaining to statutory criteria from the parent, guardian, person keeping an “affidavit student," adult student, person(s) with whom a family is living, or others, as appropriate;
  • Documents pertaining to military status and assignment; and
  • Any other business record or document issued by a governmental entity.

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.

No, New Jersey doesn’t require you to prepare for the GED® test in an adult education classroom.

No, you’re not required to take the GED Ready® practice test before taking the official GED® test.

Price & Payment

New Jersey charges $30 per module for the GED® test.

You will pay for the test online with a debit or credit card when you schedule your test.

Don’t have a credit or debit card? Some students use American Express Bluebird. Register for a free Bluebird card online and add funds with cash at a Walmart location. Learn more about Bluebird.

Test Retake Policies

In New Jersey, there is no waiting period if you do not pass 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.

You will receive two discounted retakes for every GED® test subject you purchase but don’t pass. GED Testing Service waives its $20 testing fee, however your state may require a separate fee.

New Jersey charges a $10 fee for test retakes.

Transcripts & Diploma

There may be additional requirements that you need to meet. We recommend contacting your state’s office at (609) 777-1050 to find out more about your credential.

In New Jersey, the credential is called the New Jersey State Issued High School Diploma.

Other

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

Yes, in New Jersey you can take the test in English or Spanish, however, you cannot combine two different languages to earn your credential.

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.

Larry Breeden
GED Administrator
New Jersey Department of Education
GED Testing
P.O. Box 500
Trenton, NJ 08625-0500
Phone: (609) 341-3071
Fax: (609) 984-0573