Adult Basic Education and GED
Requesting GED Records from the Minnesota Department of Education
If you just passed your GED Test, the Minnesota Department of Education will automatically send you a diploma and transcript using the mailing address you have in your GED account. Please make sure your address is correct. It may take typically 3 weeks since the final test passing date for you to receive your High School Equivalency diploma and record via U.S. Mail.
People can request a GED diploma or transcript by completing and submitting a GED Records Request Form (see below). The one-page request form lists three options for submitting the request:
- Email a completed form to Alice Smith;
- Fax the completed form to 651-582-8458; or
- Mail the completed form to:
1500 Highway 36 West
Roseville, MN 55113-4266
GED records will be sent out from our office via U.S. Mail, typically within three business days of receiving the request.
Effective March 18, 2020: Please note the Minnesota Department of Education does not allow GED diploma holders to pick up GED records at the Minnesota Department of Education to help ensure public and staff safety. Until further notice, we will also not be allowing people to create appointments to pick up records.
First GED Test Free for Minnesotans with Code MNGED30 (while funding lasts)
Adult Basic Education (ABE) is available statewide at no cost to adult learners. It is administered through the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE). Each year, more than 300 delivery sites serve approximately 65,000 adult students. About one-half of these students are enrolled in English Learner (EL) programs. Licensed teachers provide ABE instruction and are assisted by more than 1,400 trained volunteers.