GED Transcripts-Everything You Need To Know

If you completed the GED® exam on a computer from January 1, 2014, just log in to the website where you can follow the instructions in the portal MyGED to get your GED transcripts.

If you took the paper-based GED exam prior to January 1, 2014, go to as well and click on the link “Get Transcript” after which you’ll be directed to a listing of states.

Click on the state where you took the GED exam and follow the instructions to get your transcripts.

If you sat for the GED exam yourself, or if you are the parent of a test-taker, you should go to Parchment Support ( and follow the instructions in the “Test Takers” section.

If you are not a student’s parent but, for example, an employer or school wanting to order a transcript on a test taker’s behalf or looking to receive information, you can go to the “Third Party Ordering” page of the Parchment website (

Parchment can provide GED documents to test-takers and other individuals from the following states and jurisdictions:
Alabama, California, Hawaii, Florida, Kansas, Oregon, Maryland, Rhode Island, Vermont, South Dakota, Utah, Virginia, Washington DC, Washington State, Bermuda, DANTES, Employer Programs, FBOP, and International.

You have the option to have documents directly sent to various destinations such as employers, colleges, your parents, or yourself, just to mention a few.

If you want to send your transcript from Parchment to a school, please bear in mind that this can only be done electronically, not by regular mail. There are schools that don’t want to receive any paper transcripts.

Are GED Transcripts Free?

No, GED transcripts are not free. GED Testing Service has teamed up with Parchment to provide diplomas and transcripts digitally for many of the GED Testing Services jurisdictions. A said before, go to to start the order process.

A GED transcript costs $15 except for students in Kansas where the GED transcript fee is $20. Some states and/or jurisdictions allow you only to order transcripts while other states may allow for certificates and diplomas as well.

Where to get GED Transcripts

First, you’ll have to sign in at If you completed the computer-formatted GED test after January 1, 2014, you will be asked to log in to your account.

If you completed the paper-based GED exam prior to January 1, 2014, you’ll have to go to the “Transcript Request Page” and indicate in what state you took the GED exam. Then on the next screen, you can sign in. If you need to create an account, you’ll have to go to page “Register for an Account”.

Then you’ll have to select what document(s) you wish to order. If you wish to order multiple documents, you can select more documents before submitting your order.

Then you’ll be asked to enter the name of your transcript’s destination. You have several search options (institution name, city, state, acronym, email address, and so on). If you want the transcript to be sent to yourself, just click on “Send to Yourself”.

If your search will come up with your wished destination, just click “Select.” When your wished destination doesn’t show up, select “Not Finding your Destination?” next to the “Send to Yourself” button after which you can continue the process.

When the Parchment system has found your records, the requested document(s) usually are sent within 24 hours. If the Parchment system is not able to find your documents, or if the system finds multiple records, a Parchment support member will try to find your record(s) manually and you will be notified by email.

Can an Employer Check your GED?

Yes, employers can quite easily check your GED. Employers have several ways to check the legitimacy of a GED diploma. An employer may ask you to produce a copy of your official transcripts. When you’ve lost your transcript, please contact your state’s agency that’s responsible for GED testing or Parchment.

Employers that question the validity of transcripts can easily contact testing authorities and quite a few companies subscribe to services for performing background checks on applicants including diploma verification. Employers can also request “Third Party Transcripts” at Parchment.

If you don’t remember where you took the exam

If you don’t remember when and/or where you took the GED exam, you can still place your order while guessing as good as you can. The Parchment system can use things like your name, social security number, or date of birth to find your records. This may take somewhat longer, but you’ll be informed if the system is not able to find your record(s).

If you took the GED exam in the Military or a Federal Prison

When you took the GED exam while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces, select the “Military” option when requesting a transcript. When you took the GED exam in a Federal Prison (FBOP), select the “FBOP” option when requesting a transcript. Having your transcript ready can be needed when you apply for a new job or want to attend credit-bearing academic college courses.

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