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GED Information

NOTE: CCAC no longer administers the GED Test.

  • GED Testing is now exclusively computer-based and administered at authorized GED Testing Centers only. No legitimate GED Test is offered via the Internet.
  • For information about registration, payment, scheduling, and testing locations, please visit
  • If you took the GED test in Pennsylvania prior to December 31, 2013 and did not pass, you may be allowed to combine partial scores from your test to qualify for the Commonwealth Secondary School Diploma.
  • To determine if your prior scores qualify, go to: GED Test Scores FAQ and follow the instructions there.

Commonwealth Diploma Program / 30-College-Credit Option

A Commonwealth Secondary School Diploma may be issued to any Pennsylvania resident who does not possess a secondary school diploma and who is at least 18 years of age upon presentation of evidence of full matriculation and the satisfactory completion of a minimum of one full year or 30 semester hours of study at an accredited institution of postsecondary education located in the United States. An official college transcript is acceptable evidence for award of this diploma.

Applicants must complete and sign a request form certifying that they meet the criteria for award of a Commonwealth Diploma. For completed details, visit the PDE Commonwealth Secondary School Diploma webpage, and follow the directions under the heading "30 College Credit Option".

GED Scholarship at CCAC

Allegheny County Residents who obtain their GED Commonwealth Secondary School Diploma are eligible for one tuition-free 3-credit course at CCAC within six months of receiving the diploma. For further details and eligibility requirements, please visit Scholarships.

GED Transcript Request

If you have taken and passed the GED test in the past, and would like to request an official transcript of your results, go to PA DOE GED Transcript Request Form, and follow the instructions there.