Don’t let a lack of a high school diploma affect your life in a negative way. All you need for a great future is your GED. A GED will help you qualify for higher-paying jobs and increase your odds of attending the college of your choice. More than 15 million people have a GED, and you can become one of them. What are you waiting for? Find out how to get your GED today.
What is a GED?
A General Educational Development, commonly referred to as a GED, is a certificate that is the equivalent of a high school diploma. Students are not eligible to take the GED test if they already have a high school diploma, and most states require you to be at least 16 years old before you are eligible for a GED.
This test, developed by the American Council on Education (ACE), tests individuals at or below the high school level for five different subjects: Math, Science, Social Studies, Reading, and Language Arts. Most GED questions are multiple choice, but an essay is required for the Language Arts portion of the test.
How can I prepare for the GED?
Many students are intimidated by the GED, and with good reason: studies show that many graduating high school seniors do not pass the test. However, do not let the failure of others deter you from signing up to take the GED. Numerous GED study guides are available for purchase online, as well as in bookstores and libraries. You can also take practice tests free of charge on sites such as ACE, the organization that developed the GED.
Why should I get my GED?
A better question to ask yourself is why shouldn’t you? Your GED will open the door for increased employment opportunities and chances to advance your education. If you are interested in joining the military, it is important to have your GED. Passing the test will also boost your confidence and silence the critics who act like you aren’t doing anything constructive with your life. Achievement always feels good.
How do I get a GED?
Most GED tests are administered at local high schools and technical colleges. Contact an advisor at a college in your city to find out when and where to take your GED. You can also contact Job Corps or your local Department of Workforce Development for information regarding the GED. Many churches also have information about how to further your education and sign up for the GED.
Don’t put off getting your GED any longer. Your future is waiting, and it has some wonderful things in store for you. You deserve to be successful.