New Jersey GED Requirements

In New Jersey, students can earn the state’s GED diploma if they attain passing scores on the four independent GED subtests. These tests are available at one of New Jersey’s state-designated GED Testing centers and online.

To register for the GED® test or the GED Ready® practice tests, the students need to create an account online at the GED.com website.

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New Jersey GED Test Requirements

  • Applicants can not already hold a secondary education degree (high school or equivalent degree).
  • Applicants can not be registered for another education program.
  • The minimum age in New Jersey is 16.
  • 16 and 17-year-olds only qualify if they meet additional strict criteria. They must, for instance, have permission from their school boards and a parent or guardian.
  • High School Equivalency testing in New Jersey is only for state residents.

New Jersey GED Price

The New Jersey GED exam costs $120 (or $30 for each subtest) if you take the exam at a testing facility.

If taken in an online proctored format, the GED exam costs $36 per subtest, so $144 overall. You should, however, count the cost of four GED Ready tests ($28) as well, totaling $172.

For each of the four GED subtests, there’s a GED Ready practice test that is available from GED.com at $6.99 each. To qualify for inline testing, the students must first reach passing scores (in the “green” range) on the GED Ready official practice tests.

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FAQ About GED In New Jersey

How to get a GED in New Jersey?

To get your GED diploma, you must pass the four separate subtests of the GED exam. These subtests cover English Literacy (Reasoning through Language Arts), Math (Mathematical Reasoning), Social Studies, and Science.

What are the New Jersey GED testing requirements?

The GED exams are for adults who never finished high school. In New Jersey, state residency is required, but test-takers don’t need to attend a prep course or take a qualification practice test first. The minimum age to qualify for testing in New Jersey is 16, but 16 and 17-year-olds must meet additional requirements. Read also this post about the New Jersey online GED test.

What is the GED cost in New Jersey?

In New Jersey, the GED exam costs $120 when taken at a test center. Online GED testing costs $36 per sub-exam, so $144 in total, but you should also add the cost for the four GED Ready tests (one for each subject exam, so $28 overall), which totals $172. Onsego students that have signed up for the My Advantage Plan receive 4 GED Ready tests at no cost.

For more information:
New Jersey Department of Education
Adult Education Office
PO Box 500
Trenton, NJ 08625-0500
Phone: 609.376.3500
Email: adultedinfo@doe.nj.gov