New Jersey Department of Education


Beware of Misleading Diploma Claims

Persons seeking to meet New Jersey's high school diploma requirements should beware of companies that claim to offer the General Educational Development (GED), ETS HiSET, Data Recognition Corporation (DRC) TASC assessments over the internet or through correspondence courses. None of the state-authorized test vendors recognizes online correspondence testing programs and neither does the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE). However, both GED and HiSET do offer online testing through their own website. No other company or institution has approval to offer online testing for the GED, HiSET or TASC equivalency assessment.

The state recommends that persons who have left traditional high schools before earning their high school diplomas contact a state-authorized testing center and register to take and approved test, or register with GED or HiSET to take online testing.

If the NJDOE does not have your record and you suspect you may have been a victim of one of these companies, please contact us at to report that organization. Further information is also available at the GED test fraud webpage.

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