Various candidates are confused about getting a copy of their GED transcript or a copy of their diploma.
Here we will discuss all the related information regarding getting a copy of the GED transcript.
What is the difference between a diploma and a transcript?
Your GED diploma is the GED certificate issued by the respective State, showing that you have achieved your high school equivalency.
But on the other hand, your transcript is the official record of all the test subjects such as maths, science, social science, and reasoning you took in the GED test with gained scores.
Both diplomas and transcripts are required to submit copies of each to various colleges and universities to take classes.
Let us find out the process of getting both documents required after passing the GED test.
When you will get your original copies of the diploma and transcript depends on which state you belong to. Many states provide both documents right after you pass on the e-mail address you provided during registration.
In case you did not get copies of the Diploma and transcript, you do not belong to such a state. So you will receive documents with physically hard copies.
You are getting the original copies of the diploma and transcript by email; try to download and save official documents immediately for the future.
Ensure your device is correctly connected with required software such as Adobe Acrobat or another PDF reader. Once you get your original diploma, make sure your details are correct.
There is no official process to get replacement copies, a diploma, or a transcript. Every state has different rules and regulations, varying state by state.
For example, in some states, the replacement copies of the diploma and transcript are provided by the same organization where the candidate took the GED test, and some states assign an in charge who takes care of it.
To request replacement copies, connect with the organization authority where you took the test.
So it can be an online testing agency, local high school, or vocational school, and these programs or high schools help you to provide replacement copies of GED documents.
If anyone does not remember or does not have any connection with the testing agency, they can contact with state agency and request to get documents.
Plus, if nothing works for you, contact your state education department, and they will provide you with the proper assistance to obtain your replacement copies.
Help! I lost my GED diploma
If you lost your GED diploma, visit the official website of the state department of education, or for best results, call them directly. Find the section for replacement copies of the lost GED certificates and make an online request.
In Some states, GED diplomas and related documents are uploaded on websites. Candidates can download it anytime and take printouts.
But many states have a hectic and lengthy process of getting replacement copies. First, you must make an online request by filling in your details.
In case the website does not have such a section, it is better to contact by email asking for copies of the diploma and transcript.
If you are writing an email or physical letter, you must provide the following information.
- Full name
- Date of birth
- Social security number
- Full name at the time of exam
- Location and year of GED test
- Mailing address
- Phone number
You might have to pay a small amount of processing fee. The processing fee is payable by certified check or money order in case of offline request and a request letter.
How long will this take?
The processing time may vary from State to State, but various state agencies take approximately 1-2 working days to process the physical diploma requests. Receiving GED documents through mail can take several weeks.
So it is best to wait for a month to receive the mail. You must not wait for the last moment to make a request. Call and connect with respective authorities and ensure you have provided the correct information.
I can remember where I took my GED test
If you are concerned about the location and name where you took your GED test, you immediately contact any local organization that offers GED preparation classes or testing.
Directly call and speak to supervisors who will be able to help you to provide the right name and location of the organization where you took your GED test.
When you find a suitable organization, request them to get more copies of the diploma and transcript you need in the future and avoid such stressful situations.
Once you receive the replacement copies, store them in a safe place for future reference.