Passing Score Changes for the GED Test






During the month of January 2016, GED® Testing Service (GEDTS) will announce a change to the GED® testing passing score for high school equivalency from 150 to 145.

The new GED® test performance levels are:

  • Pass / High School Equivalency > 145
  • GED® College Ready > 165
  • GED® College Ready + Credit > 175

Georgia test-takers who have tested since January 1, 2014 and earned a passing score of at least 145 for each of the four tests will now earn their GED® diploma.

Official diplomas and transc

ripts will be mailed directly to the examinee from the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG), Office of Adult Education, GED® Testing Program by mid-March.

Due to the steps required to implement this change, we will not be able to verify your scores on the telephone or issue a passing transcript until mid-March.

For test-takers who achieved a 145-149 score and have a retest scheduled, contact GEDTS at 1-877-EXAM-GED (1-877-392-6433) to cancel without penalty.

For additional information regarding the recent policy changes go to after January 26, 2016.

If you have any questions, please contact the Georgia GED® Testing Office at (404) 679-1645.