GED® Testing in Maryland - Adult Education and Literacy Services
GED® Announcement: New Processes for Obtaining GED® Diplomas and Transcripts
Effective January 22, 2018, Maryland will transition its credentialing process from the issuance of paper transcripts and diplomas to a paperless web-based credentialing system. As with any new process, there are changes and questions.
Transcripts will no longer be available to be picked up in person after January 22, 2018 from the Maryland GED® Office; all transcript and duplicate diploma requests will be managed by GED Credentialing™ effective January 22, 2018.
GED Credentialing™ is a full-service program which fulfills requests for GED® transcripts and diplomas. The service includes fulfillment for new graduates of their electronic diploma, an electronic transcript as well as a mailed Maryland High School Diploma, sent for free upon request. Those graduates who received their Maryland High School Diploma prior to 2014 will also access their credentials through this service.
How do I request a duplicate diploma or transcript?
For transcripts and/or diplomas earned on or after January 1, 2014: Effective January 22, 2018, you will log into your myGED account and select the My Scores tab and click the Order Duplicates button on the Scores page.
For transcripts and/or diplomas earned prior to January 1, 2014: Effective January 22, 2018, you will request your credentials from GED Credentialing™.
The FAQ for test takers provides more information.
GENERAL GED® TESTING INFORMATION
Visit GED.com for information and to register for the current GED® test.
- There are four GED® test modules: Reasoning through Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, and Mathematical Reasoning. A passing score for each module is 145.
- A Maryland High School Diploma is awarded to those passing all four modules of the GED® tests.
- Maryland subsidizes the cost of initial GED® testing for each module. See Test Information for Maryland’s GED® testing fee structure.
- Testers are limited to a total of three tests per module per calendar year. If additional retests are needed, the tester must wait until January 1 of the next year to schedule retest(s).
- The GED® test modules can only be taken at approved Testing Centers; the public Testing Centers are located throughout Maryland. See the Test Center Locator.
- The GED® test is available only on computer; test scores from prior test series cannot be combined with scores received in January 2014 or after.
- Currently enrolled students are not permitted to take the GED® test. Maryland’s Compulsory Attendance Law states that students may not withdraw from school before the age of 18.
- Homeless youth may contact the GED® Office at 410-767-0538 for registration information.
WARNING: Any advertised GED® "diploma service" or "purchase of a GED® diploma" is fraudulent. Please contact the GED® Office at 410-767-0538 to report offers of diplomas for sale.
GED® Testing Service, through Maryland's Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, is the ONLY official provider of a Maryland High School diploma earned through GED® testing.