Whether you want to get ahead at work or you simply want to take getting your high school diploma off your to-do list, getting a General Educational Development (GED) certificate is a worthy goal. Here is some information about the GED exam and what you need to do to earn this certificate online.
About the GED Test
The GED test was created in 1942. About 70% of people that earn a high school diploma do so by getting taking the GED exam. The average age of a person that takes the GED test is 24. Colleges and employers consider the GED to be equivalent to a high school diploma. You will earn the same income and gain access to the same opportunities as a person who graduated from high school.
Preparing for the GED Exam
Even if you work full time and have a family, you can still earn your GED certificate. There are several online resources you can use to help you prepare for the test.
- Learn A Test (www.learnatest.com): This site has practice exams you can use to test your knowledge and show you what you need to focus on.
- 4Tests (www.4tests.com): Get review questions based on the official exam
- Study Skills form Virginia Tech (www.ucc.vt.edu/stdysk/stdyhlp.html): Information about studying, improving comprehension and retention, and time management.
- Pass GED (www.passed.com): A fairly comprehensive site about the GED test including newsletters, test question, advice, and books.
Information on Registering for the GED Exam
The GED test is available in Spanish, French, and English. It is also available in large print, Braille, and audio for the visually impaired. The majority of the testing centers are located in the United States and Canada. However, there are facilities all over the world. Use the Internet to find the one closest to you. You will need to present valid identification, proof of residency, and your social security or social insurance number to take the test. For more information about the GED exam, contact the Department of Education in your state or province.