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A high school diploma gives you access to numerous job opportunities and pursuing a college education. If you’re an adult resident of New Jersey without a high school diploma, you can get its equivalent by obtaining your GED® credential.

Earning your GED® in New Jersey involves preparing for and passing a series of tests. Below are resources to help you know what to expect.


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What You Need to Take the GED® Exam in New Jersey

Before you start preparing, ensure you understand the steps to begin the process. You can’t be enrolled in a high school program or hold a diploma. You can take the exam if you’re 18 or older, but you may qualify at 16 or 17. Those in the latter category need a completed Certificate of Consent to Participate form, and a parent or guardian must accompany them to the testing center.

If you meet these criteria, find a GED® program in New Jersey or enroll in an online prep course today. You’ll need to create an account or log into your existing account.

Studying for the GED® in New Jersey

As with any test, studying the covered topics increases your chances of passing. Taking online or in-person classes prepares you for the test questions and boosts your confidence.

If you would rather learn in person, find a location near you and enroll in prep classes to prepare for the test. Advantages of in-person courses include:

  • Experienced and supportive teachers
  • Group study opportunities with peers
  • Flexible schedules for students with full-time employment
  • Assistance throughout the GED® process
  • A thorough exploration of GED® test subjects
  • Practice tests and reviews
  • Career and college planning services

Whatever method you choose, you’ll need to prepare for four test subjects—math, reading, science, and social studies.

Ready to Get Your GED® in New Jersey?

You can take the GED® test anytime, as it is available throughout the year. The two options for taking the test include online and in-person, although you must schedule your exam online. You’ll need to create a GED® account to explore the various test centers in New Jersey and choose the one closest to you.

Select the time and date and the test subject you’ll be taking. Learn more about test scheduling and requesting accommodations if you have physical challenges.

Earning Your GED® Online

In New Jersey, GED® testing online is possible. Some students prefer to take the exam at their convenience and in the comfort of their homes. However, not everyone can take the exam online.

Our comprehensive guide to taking the GED® test online has everything you need to know. Here’s a summary of the key information:

  1. When taking the online GED® test in New Jersey, students must be residents of the state; otherwise, you will not receive a diploma even if you pass all test subjects.
  1. Only those with scores within the “Likely to Pass” range or “Green zone” on the GED Ready® test can take the online exam for each subject. To access the practice test, you must have a GED® account.
  1. Once you’ve scored in the green zone on your test subjects, schedule your examination date through your GED® account within 60 days. Log in with your credentials and choose “testing with an online proctor” for the subjects you wish to take.
  1. Before your test appointment, you’ll need access to a computer with a webcam and a reliable internet connection. Run a test to ensure your setup is suitable for online testing—an unstable connection can impact your performance during the exam.

Get Your New Jersey GED® Credential

Begin your journey to earning your GED® credential by taking prep classes in New Jersey or studying the free materials available.

Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have questions or other concerns. And once you are ready, schedule the test at your convenience.