Online GED Test Prep: How to Prepare for your GED Test Online

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If you are interested in advancing your career, or simply seeking self-improvement, the General Educational Development (GED) certificate should be your first goal. Continue reading to get the skinny on how to prepare for the GED Test online.
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GED Specifics

  • In 2012, more than 700,000 individuals completed the GED test, with about 75% passing.
  • An increasing number of employers nationwide hire GED graduates on the same requirements as high school graduates when it comes to salary and opportunities for advancement.
  • The average age of individuals taking the GED exam is slightly under 28.

Preparing for the Tests

No time for actual classroom prep classes? No problem! The Internet is an excellent source for preparing for your exam. The following are some of the few available sites:

  • Learn A Test (www.learnatest.com)

Contains practice tests, based on the official exam; will help you achieve the score you need to succeed.

  • 4Tests (www.4tests.com)

Contains review questions that help you prepare for the exam.

  • Study Skills form Virginia Tech (www.ucc.vt.edu/stdysk/stdyhlp.html)

Useful information on increasing comprehension, time management, etc.

  • GED Academy (www.passed.com)

Provides information on passing the GED, including newsletters and books containing sample test questions, test-taking tips, advice, success stories, and insider secrets.

How to Register

GED testing centers are located all over the world. Find a center near you, in the US or Canada, by going to the GED website (ged.com), scrolling to the bottom of the page, selecting 'Find a test location in the United States' or 'Locate a test center outside the US' link and entering the country or state in which you reside. The GED exam is offered internationally through Sylvan Technology Centers. The GED is currently available in Spanish and French. Accommodations can also be made for individuals with disabilities. Get more information about the GED Test by checking out your local Department of Education website. These sites offer a wealth of information as to how to prepare, register, and test-taking procedures.

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