GED Application and Testing Requirements
Title of State Credential: State of Nebraska Department of Education High School Diploma.
Requirements for Issuance of Diploma prior to December 31, 2001: Minimum test scores: A standard score of 40 on each of the five tests and an average standard score of 45 on all five tests.
Requirements for Issuance of Diploma beginning January 1, 2002: Minimum test scores: A standard score of 410 on each of the five tests and an average standard score of 450 on all five tests.
Minimum age: 18 and is unable to secure a diploma from the high school he/she last attended; or the class of which he/she was a member at the time of withdrawal from school has been graduated for at least one year.
Residence: Applicant must be a resident of Nebraska for at least 30 days immediately preceding application, or final period of high school attendance during which credit was earned towards graduation must have been in a Nebraska high school.
(High schools may issue diplomas based on GED Test results).
Minimum Age and Conditions for Testing: 16 years of age and withdrawn from school.
Requirements for Retesting: Applicant must wait 60 days or provide evidence of concentrated study under an NDE approved learning center or tutor.
Method of Applying - Test Application Procedures: Persons age 18 and older: Submit the following to an official Nebraska GED Testing Center:
Persons under 18 years of age: Submit the following to the GED Administrator, Nebraska Department of Education:
Official Transcripts: Test scores are accepted as official only when reported directly by: Official GED Testing Centers; Transcript Service of the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES); Veterans Administration hospitals/ centers; and the GED Testing Service.