Earn your GED certificate by taking and passing the GED test. To earn your Ohio GED, you will need to pass all 4 sections of this exam.
If you did not receive your high school diploma, you can earn your GED, which serves as the equivalent to a high school diploma.
The requirements to earn your GED are very similar for most states, but they do very slightly for different states. We will be reviewing the specifics for the GED test in Ohio.
Summary: Find out how to get your GED in Ohio with our complete guide below. To begin your preparation, use our free GED practice test home.
You will find 4 subjects tests and the following time limits for the GED test in Ohio.
- Mathematical Reasoning – 115 Minutes
- Reasoning Through Language Arts – 150 Minutes
- Social Studies – 70 Minutes
- Science – 90 Minutes
The subject tests are scored between 100 and 200 points. To pass and earn your GED in Ohio, you will need to score 145 points or higher on each subject test.
Can You Take the GED Test Online in Ohio?
Starting in January of 2021, online proctoring for the GED in Ohio was made available. This means that moving forwards, the GED is offered online in the state of Ohio.
You will need to take the GED Ready test to be eligible to take the GED online. Learn more about that in the requirements section below.
Fees to Take the GED in Ohio
You will need to pay some fees to take the Ohio GED. You will be charged on a per subject basis. Most students will need to take all 4 subjects the first time around. The fees for Ohio are:
- In-Person Ohio GED Fees – $30 per subject
- Online Ohio GED Fees – $36 per subject
The nice thing about Ohio is that you can apply for a state voucher code as a first time GED test-taker. With the voucher, the fees are as follows:
- In-Person Ohio GED Voucher Fees – $10 per subject
- Online Ohio GED Voucher Fees – $16 per subject
You can apply for a voucher code by contacting one of your local Career Technical Planning Districts Offices.
Ohio GED Requirements
Most of the requirements are the same for the GED regardless of what state you are in. However, some states have some unique requirements. Listed below are the Ohio GED requirements.
- You must be 18 years old to take the GED in Ohio.
- If you are 16 or 17 years old and want to take the GED in Ohio, you will need to submit a copy of your withdrawal form. This form must be signed by your administrator. You must also submit a consent form signed and notarized by a parent or guardian. You can find those forms here.
- If you are 18, you must submit a copy of your current year withdrawal form which must be signed by your administrator.
- If you are 16 or 17, you must also submit your withdrawal form signed by your administrator. In addition, you must submit a consent form signed by your parent, guardian, or a court.
- You can find all forms here.
- You can submit all forms to this address:
State of Ohio HSE Office
Ohio Department of Education
25 S. Front Street, MS 622
25 S. Front Street, MS 622
- You must be a resident in the state of Ohio.
- You will have to prove this on the day that you take your exam.
- You can prove this by providing a government-issued photo ID with a current Illinois address. If you do not have this, you will need to provide proof of residency with another document.
Non-High School Status
- You must not currently be enrolled in high school.
- You must not have graduated from high school.
GED Ready Test
This is an exam offered by GED testing services. The exam serves as a way to ensure individuals are ready for the actual exam. More information on GED Ready.
- If you are taking the exam at a testing center, you do not need to take the GED Ready test.
- If you are taking the exam online, you will need to take the GED Ready test and earn a score of “green” before you can schedule your online exam.
How to Get Your GED in Ohio
Follow these steps to get your GED in Ohio:
- Make sure you meet all the requirements – Double check the requirements above.
- Create an account on the GED website – You can do so here.
- Contact your local CTPD Office for a test voucher – This will help save you some money on fees.
- Submit proper forms – This depends on your age. See requirements above.
- Allow time for the forms to process – Once approved, the age approval will be entered into the GED system.
- Complete application process – You will be able to log back into your GED account and schedule your Ohio GED test.
- Prep for the exam – Spend ample time preparing for the exam. You can use our free GED practice questions to begin.
- Take the test – The last step is to take and pass your Ohio GED. You will need to score 145+ on all subjects.
Ohio GED Testing Centers
You can take the GED online or in-person in Ohio. The fees to take the exam online are $6 more per subject versus taking the exam in-person. You can search for testing locations near you.
Ohio GED Practice Test
Using practice exams is a great method to prep for the real exam. The Ohio GED includes the same subjects and concepts as other states – you can use our GED practice test home to start your practice.
GED Test Ohio FAQs
What is the retake policy for the GED in Ohio?
If you are retaking the GED in-person, there is no waiting period the first 3 times. After taking a subject 3 times, you will need to wait 60 days before you can take the exam again.
If you are retaking the GED online, you will be able to retake a subject exam one time without waiting. After taking a subject exam 2 times online, you will need to wait 60 days before you can take the exam again.
Is residency required to take the GED in Ohio?
Yes, residency is required to take the Ohio GED.
What is the cost of the Ohio GED?
You will be paying $30 per subject if you take the exam in-person ($120 total). You will be paying $36 per subject if you take the exam online ($144 total). Ohio does offer voucher codes to first time GED testers. These vouchers will save you $80 in testing fees.
What is the time limit for the GED test in Ohio?
You will have a total of 7 hours and 41 minutes for all 4 subjects combined. Math is 115 minutes. Social studies is 90 minutes. Science is 90 minutes. Language arts is 150 minutes.