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Looking for your GED Transcript? … Look No Further!

How do I find my GED transcript?

Do I have to pay for it?

How long will it take to get my transcript?

There are lots of questions when you begin pursuing a post-secondary education; questions about choosing a school, the right classes to take, and getting your transcripts, just to name a few. Those questions will continue throughout your education journey. You’ll take detours and sometimes gets off course, but thankfully, you have dedicated education counselors and advisors to help you navigate in the right direction and find the answers you are looking for.

The Department of Defense’s (DoD) Voluntary Education (VolEd) community has the responsibility of ensuring your education questions are answered to help you and other military members successfully reach your education goals and complete your college degrees. DANTES, the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support, is just one organization within the VolEd community that offers active duty, National Guard and Reserve component members education benefits, services,  and assistance that may be necessary to understand it all.

You have questions. We have answers.

This article is the fourth in a series on FAQs, or frequently asked questions, that strives to help you succeed in your pursuit of education goals and professional development. Our first article shared questions on preparing for online learning with DLRSA, the Distance Learning Readiness Self-Assessment. The second article answered the top 5 questions received on the Kuder Journey program, a free college and career planning tool. We discussed your Joint Services Transcript or JST in our last blog article.

This blog discusses the all-important and vital document – your transcript; specifically, the GED Transcript.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about GED Transcripts

Q. Where can I find my scores?

A. Scores are available the same day you test on your MyGED® online portal under the My Scores section. Log in at https://ged.com/login to see your scores. If they are not listed yet, do not panic. The enhanced score report is usually available within 24 hours of testing. You will receive an email when your scores are ready for viewing.

Q. How do I get my GED transcript?

A. Each transcript process varies based on when and where you passed the test.

If you passed your GED® between September 1974 and September 2016, go to: www.gedtestingservice.com/testers/gedrequest-a-transcript and look for the section titled “Military”. Follow the instructions.

If you tested after September 2016, visit www.gedtestingservice.com/testers/gedrequest-a-transcript . Select the testing location where you completed testing in order to obtain your GED® credential.

If you have tried and are unsuccessful in finding your record at the above links, go to: www.gedtestingservice.com/testers/military  for more information.

Q. Will passing the GED® test get me into college?

A. Roughly 98 percent of U.S. colleges and universities accept GED® graduates in the same manner as high school graduates. Be sure to check with the institution in which you are applying to see if they accept GED® graduates. After earning your GED® credential, it is a good idea to sign up to take the ACT and/or the SAT. The colleges to which you apply may also require you to take placement or achievement tests, so that they can determine whether you need additional coursework. DANTES can help with these tests. If you are eligible, they may even pay for them.

Q. What is the Smart Transcript?

A. The Smart Transcript is available in certain states and jurisdictions that have decided to partner with GED Testing Service for transcripts and diplomas. The Smart Transcript provides:

  • Electronic transcript that you can save or email to colleges and employers
  • A description of the skills and abilities you demonstrated on the GED® test through links right on the Smart Transcript
  • Information about the GED® with Honors and what it means to be career- and college-ready

Q. I have other questions about the GED. Where do I go?

A. Visit the GED Testing Service’s FAQs at www.gedtestingservice.com/testers/mygedfaqs

Learn more about your GED Transcript at www.MyVolEd.com/ged

Other DANTES Program Resources

Other tools and resources to help you in your education journey include:

Websites: www.dantes.doded.mil and www.myvoled.com

Mobile App: www.myvoledpath.com

Service member blog: www.dantes4military.com

DoD Live/Pulse: http://dantespulse.dodlive.mil/

Facebook: www.facebook.com/DANTES.DoD/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DANTES_DOD

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/dantes—defense-activity-for-non-traditional-education-support/

Google+: https://plus.google.com/+DoDDANTES

YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCAD8yGhGBeDAtIPMW7Eu-sA/

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Erin Roberts

Erin Roberts

Erin Roberts is a retired Air Force broadcast communication/public affairs specialist with a Masters in Communication and 30+ years in the field. She hails from Cape Cod, MA, and is a travel enthusiast eager to see as much of the world as possible.