What Does a GED Transcript Look Like?

Transcript Appearance

GED transcripts earned from 2014 and onward generally have a blue outline and should have four major sections from the top of the page to the bottom. These sections include:

Confirmation of Authenticity

GED transcripts received from the GED Testing Service should be marked as official documents. For transcripts created since 2014, this means there should be an 'Official GED Transcript' header across the top, an imprint from the GED Testing Service and a signature from whoever issued the transcript.

Student Information

This section should include information like your name, address, phone number and date of birth. It should also include the jurisdiction where you completed the exam and date when you passed the test.

Results Section

The final part of the transcript will include the actual results from the GED test. There will be an individual score for each subject test, including Reasoning Through Language Arts, Mathematical Reasoning, Science and Social Studies. You will be able to see which language each test was taken in, the date it was completed and the numerical score obtained. Each test will be marked as passed and the test taker's percentile rank among other individuals who completed the exam will be noted. Transcripts also include the performance level of test takers. This area will note whether a test taker passed with or without honors.

There will also be a total score recorded at the bottom of the transcript, as well as a record that all subject tests were passed.

Legal Information

The very bottom of the transcript should include legal information related to the GED Testing Service. There should also be information about how to order additional transcripts if they are needed.

Getting a Transcript

There are different requirements for receiving GED transcripts for different states. Many states use the GED Credentialing Service offered by the GED Testing Service, which will automatically send out your transcript and diploma once you pass the GED. It also allows test-takers, employers and educational institutions to easily order additional copies of transcripts. To use this service, you will need to set up an account on the GED Testing Service website (www.gedtestingservice.com).

However, some states require you to order through their Department of Education, which may require additional steps that vary by state and district.

GED Help

If you're working to earn your transcript, you can check out this GED Study Guide created by Study.com. This course was crafted to help those facing the GED. You'll be able to review the information that can appear on each of the subtests, from scientific concepts, to arithmetic, American history, grammar and more. You'll also be able to work on interactive quizzes that can allow you to easily track your progress as you study. This course can be accessed anywhere and at any time, allowing you to prepare at your own pace.

GED stands for the General Educational Development tests. These exams are taken by individuals who did not earn a high school diploma and cover four main subject areas. The successful completion of these tests provides the same benefits as graduating high school. Read on to learn more.

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