The GED (General Educational Development) is a group of tests that are designed to measure U.S. high school-level academic skills. Whether you're applying to college or to jobs that require a high school education, passing the GED is considered equivalent to a high school diploma. The GED is recognized internationally, although companies and universities in some countries may be less likely to accept it. Click the resources below to learn more
The resources below are a good starting place for learning about the GED. They will give you an overview the GED, including the subjects that are tested and the costs of taking the test.
One of the best ways to prepare for the GED is to take a practice test. This will give you a good idea of which subjects you need to study for, and it will also familiarize you with how the real test will work. All of the practice tests below are free and can be accessed through your web browser.
Although it's certainly possible to prepare for the GED on your own, many people prefer the extra guidance and structure that a class can provide. Depending on where you live, there may be a community college or organization that offers GED prep classes. You can also enroll in an online class no matter where you live. Most of these classes cost money, but some of them are free, such as GEDforFree.