Tools for GED Examiners

School ID Codes
National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES)

These codes are required on the GED demographic form. 

To find a high school’s NCES School ID, access the NCES web page:

  • Click Search for Schools, Colleges, and Libraries
  • Select the state from the drop-down box
  • Enter the city and the name of the school 
  • Check whether or not the school is private
  • Click Search
  • When the school’s name and address appear, click the name of the school
  • The school’s 12-digit NCES School ID Code will be included in the general information, data and statistics