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GED Testing Requirements in New Hampshire


A New Hampshire High School Equivalency Certificate is granted by the NH Department of Education to New Hampshire residents who successfully pass the GED Tests.

Requirements for Issuance of the New Hampshire High School Equivalency Certificate (as of January 1, 2002)

  • Minimum Test Scores: A standard score of 410 on each of the five GED tests and a total standard score of 2250.
  • Residence: In order to receive a New Hampshire certificate, an applicant must have physically resided or had a legal residence within the state at the time of testing.
  • Minimum Age for Testing Applicants must be 18 years old and out of school. (See additional information about applications for permission to test before the age of 18. Information for Students Under the Age of 18.)

Requirements for Retesting

There is no specific waiting period, but applicants who do not pass all parts of the GED Tests are encouraged to seek additional preparation before retesting.

Method of Applying

Apply at any local official GED testing center (Contact Information and Local Testing Centers) by filling out registration Form B-21. Most centers require prior registration and some require proof that you have passed pretests. Contact the local testing center for information about test dates and registration requirements. You must provide photo identification when you register and when you take the GED test.


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