How To Get Your GED

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Dropping out of high school doesn’t have to mean the end of your educational career. You can earn a General Education Development diploma, also known as a GED.

To complete this How-To you will need:

Practice tests
A GED class provider
study skills
Internet access (optional)
Sample tests (optional)
Discipline (optional)
Special accomodations (optional)

Step 1: Understand the test

Know that the GED is five tests: writing, reading, social studies, math, and science

Step 2: Determine your level

Determine your skill level in each of the subject areas by taking practice tests.

Tip: Find sample practice tests online, or contact a community provider of GED classes.

Step 3: Study

Study for the GED subject areas where you received the lowest score.

Tip: You can study on your own without going to class, but you’ll need discipline.

Step 4: Schedule an exam

Schedule an exam by going through a program or contacting your state GED examiner.

Tip: GED testing centers will provide special accommodations if you have a documented learning disability.

Step 5: Celebrate

Celebrate your accomplishment when you have earned the GED.

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