How to request a New Jersey GED Transcript

As of April 1, 2007, an official GED transcript, lists the highest scores earned from all previous editions of the GED tests, and is available for the student to download from by using their personnel GED Access Code, provided to them at time of registration.  If you do not have your GED Access code, please see below for instructions.

Beginning January 1, 2002, the official GED transcript, on New Jersey State letterhead, lists the highest scores earned only on the 2002 edition of the GED tests. Scores from earlier editions of the GED tests will not be combined with scores on the 2002 tests. An official transcript also verifies whether the person earned a New Jersey High School credential.

The diploma verification is an official document, on New Jersey State letterhead, certifying that a person has earned the New Jersey State Endorsed High School Diploma. It is only issued to Students, who earned the State Endorsed High School Diploma through one of the following methods: 30 College Credits, Plan I evaluation of HS Credits, or through an Adult High School. This document has an original signature of the certifying authority and the raised seal of the State of New Jersey.

                 There are several ways to get the GED Request Form to request a diploma verification, corrections to the GED records, and/or your GED Access Code:

  1. Access the Internet at home, work, or at a public library. Open or download the GED Information Request Form (Microsoft Word, PDF ). Print out the form, complete, sign, and mail it to the:

    GED Testing Program
    Bureau of Adult Education and Family Literacy
    New Jersey Department of Education
    PO Box 500
    Trenton, NJ 08625.
  2. Pick up the form at a local testing center.
  3. Call the automated GED information line at 609-777-1050. Record your name and address on the voice mail and a form will be mailed to you.
  4. Request the document or correction by writing a signed letter to the above address indicating what the issue is, including your complete contact information.
  5. Request Forms are held on file for 6 months. A new form must be submitted with a new money order after the six month deadline.

                 The person who took the tests must take the following steps to ensure that the request is processed:

  1. Complete all parts of the GED Information Request Form (Microsoft Word, PDF );
  2. Sign the release of information section, granting permission to release GED record information only to those named on the back of the form;

                 It is important that you are accurate when indicating your Name at the Time of Testing; Date of Last Testing; Place of Testing; and Social Security Number (or the identification number assigned to your record) on the Request Form. Locating your records depends on the accuracy of the information that you provide.

                 The GED Testing Program only maintains adult education records for NJ GED Examinees, 30 College Credit Recipients, Plan I. The program does not have records for the following persons:

  1. Those who tested in a different state, country, or while in military service. You did not complete the required information for transferring GED scores. See Section: How to Qualify for a New Jersey State-endorsed High School Diploma.
  2. Those who tested at a federal correctional facility.
  3. Those who graduated from a local district high school.
  4. Those who graduated from a local adult high school. (We do have some of these from the 1970s and early 1980s.)
  5. Those who graduated from an education program in a correctional facility.
  6. Those who took a pre-GED test at an adult education school.