Announcement: A Guide To Getting GED

The General Education Development or Graduate Equivalency Diploma (GED) is comparable to a high school diploma. It was developed for those adults who did not graduate from high school. Getting GED will take some work, but it is a means of demonstrating proficiency levels which are required to progress in one’s career or education.

To be eligible to take the test, you have to be at least 16 years or older. You must not currently be enrolled in a high school. You will also be eligible if you have not graduated from high school. You will have to comply with state, territorial or provincial requirements regarding your age, residency and the length of time that has passed since you left school.

Other circumstances that might be applicable for one to take the test are if you possess a high school diploma which was obtained from an unaccredited high school, or if you were home-schooled. Those candidates who graduated from non-US high schools will be eligible to take the test if they meet all the federal and state requirements. It is not a requirement to be a US citizen if you wish to take the test.

The GED consists of five tests which evaluate knowledge of science, math, reading, social studies and writing. For the reading, social studies and science tests you will be required to read a short passage and answer questions which indicate that you have full understanding of the information that has been read. These tests are set up to measure your ability to assess and interpret the information provided.

To succeed in the math test, you need to have basic number skills, basic geometry and algebra knowledge as well as some data analysis skills. It is recommended that you learn to use a scientific calculator as you will be allowed to use one for part of the test.

There are two sections to the writing test. The first section is a multiple choice test about the methods of English usage. The second section is an essay with a 45 minute time period.

The standard scores for the tests range from 200 to 800 for each test. A passing score is approximately 60% per test. This means that you will have to attain at least 410 on each test to make sure that you pass it. And you will require a total average score of at least 450 for the five test package. So, to ensure that you pass, you cannot get below 410 per test, but if you do in one test, you will have to ensure that you make up for it in another. You can score one point per question, however, the essay section is marked differently as it is based on your writing ability.

Online facilities to getting GED are not available. The American Council of Education governs and monitors the tests and the testing rules and regulations. The official tests are available only at designated centers which are located throughout the US, US Territories as well as in Canada. Most universities, colleges and employers in the US accept this credential.

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should my husband give me a party for getting my GED?

I’m 27 years old and i’m now going back to school for my GED! My husband doesn’t think we should have a party but i think i should? can you give me some help on this please?
i don’t expect him to give me one. it was a conversation we were having and he said he didn’t know if it was proper to have one thats why the question!

Party it up girl!!! Absolutely you should have a party!!! You are graduating!!! Great Job!! Whoo Hoo!!!

If the high school diploma is = to the GED then should a schlarshp winner lose their schlrshp 4 getting a GED?

I think they should get to keep their scholarship. Not be punished for choosing GED.Those who get their GED are just as smart as those who finish high school. My child lost their full scholarship for choosing to get a GED over a high school (GED scores are high) diploma. Isnt’ this discrimination?

1] should have checked the rules for accepting the scholarship
2] colleges have admission criteria – and they almost always include GRADUATING high school.They can esatablish any criteria they want, as long as it is not discriminating against anything illegal. [ sex, race, religion, ethnicity, etc. ]
3] look up the admission requirements to school involved, and whatever he/she signed to accept the scholarship – or maybe you could appeal to the scholarship committee. – AdCouncil – Dollar General Literacy Foundation

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Getting a GED at a community college, How does it work??

I applied to my local community college. I have a assesment test coming up. I really want my GED since i am a high school drop out. How does the college help you get it. Do they just give you books and tell you to go home and study it yourself and come back for the test, Or will they help and give me classes to prep for it?

Why don’t you ask someone at the college?

Most GED programs are run through local Boards of Education.

Is it possible to get a scholarship into a Community College even if you dropped out of HS but getting ur GED?

If u can, what score do you have to get on the GED test ? – try this site. It has info about different US scholarships for college students and their grades requirements.

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Is getting a GED good for my situation?

I’ve been attending Texas Tech University High School online for the past year trying to finish up my HSD but my dad is trying to send me back to public high school because of the money which will put me in the beginning of my junior year whereas online I would be finished in 6 months or so. I plan on going to a community college after getting my GED or HSD either way. Then i plan on transferring to a 4 year college. In my situation is getting a GED good enough?

You could get your GED faster plus I think the actually test only cost about $75? I goto school with alot of people that have a GED there doing just fine. Also I’ve noticed some businesses prefer people to have a GED over a HSD why? You don’t really have to pay attention and do much in HS, GED you have to study/pass or you loose your cash. lol.

Do you have graduation party for getting your GED?

I’m about to receive my GED I was just wondering do you treat getting your GED the same way as graduating high school and having a party?. I’m not sure if you supposed to have a party like you would if you were a senior in high school. Please answer and please keep the rude comments to yourself thanks.

I would have a party I mean hell there are a lot of people that never get it…be proud Party Down. lol Visit

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