How To: Get your GED or General Education Development diploma

Get your GED or General Education Development diploma

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. In this video, learn about the process needed, step-by-step, to get your GED.

You Will Need:
• Practice tests
• A GED class provider
• study skills
• Perseverance
• 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.


Step 3: Study
Study for the GED subject areas where you received the lowest score.


Step 4: Schedule an exam
Schedule an exam by going through a program or contacting your state GED examiner.


Step 5: Celebrate
Celebrate your accomplishment when you have earned the GED.

Trivia: The GED was created in 1942 to allow World War II veterans to get a credential that would allow them to go on to college.

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