Basic GED Info
Those who didn't earn a high school diploma can take the General Educational Development (GED) test. Each individual has their own personal reasons why they did not earn their diploma, and the GED is an opportunity for them to get an equivalent. In order to earn a GED, a test must be taken to confirm that the individual meets high school-level academic skills. In order to pass the GED, a test taker must score a minimum of 150 points in each of the four subtests and a total of 600 for the entire exam.
GED Testing Centers
Testing for the GED can be done in most states in the U.S. as well as in Canada. No matter where you live within states offering the GED, the chances of you having access to an official GED testing center is high. The first thing you should do is visit one of these centers and get some information on the GED tests itself. The centers can direct you to a wealth of information including practice courses, registration and fees, and other vital information.
You can locate a GED center in your state by visiting ged.com, scrolling to the bottom of the page and clicking on the 'Locate a test center in the United States' link.
Studying for the GED
If you haven't been in high school for a while, getting some sort of preparation for the GED test is a good idea. One of the best ways to find out what instruction you'll need is to call the National Center for Family Literacy at 1-877-FAMLIT1 (1-877-326-5481). The center will identify your needs and help you get started.
Online materials, both free and at a cost, are available through many resources, including the GED website, ged.com. You can also check with local community colleges and adult education centers to find out if they offer GED preparation classes.