What does the GED stand for?
The term "GED" is a registered trademark of the American Council on Education (ACE). The initials "GED" stand for "General Educational Development" and the GED test measures a learner's skills in a variety of important subjects. The GED test shows that the recipient has the same general level of academic achievement as a typical high school graduate.
This is good news for many who did not get their Matric and allows them to seek employment or education both locally AND internationally!
The GED exam is internationally accepted as an equivalent to a high school diploma.
Ideal for Home Schoolers!
Can I get into a SA College with a GED?
Yes- most technikons, colleges, UNISA courses as well as some universities in South Africa recognise and accept the GED. In the USA the GED is acceptable at 90% of universities and colleges. This makes it ideal for the student wishing to have an internationally recognised qualification that can enable them to work and study anywhere in the world!
In South Africa it is recognized by HESA (Higher Education South Africa) as a foreign matric equivalent.
We suggest you read this page for clarification and check with the college or university of your choice first before deciding. http://he-enrol.ac.za/qualificationbycountry/united-states-america
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How to Get Your GED ?
Sign up for tuition with the GED Academy. The cost is a once off payment of R1800 which gives you a year's access to the GED Academy. Log on details to the South African Portal of the GED Academy. will be emailed to you.
The GED exam is made up of five tests - Science, Mathematics, Social Studies, Language Arts Writing, and Language Arts Reading. The GED tests take seven or more hours to complete altogether. The official GED Testing Centres are available in Sandton City Johannesburg and Cape Town. The exams cost $50 each and are hosted via Pearson Vue. The minimum age in order to write the exam is 16 years. Exams are mostly multiple choice and are hosted all year around- You can register at any date and the exams are available all year round. You can write one exam at a time or altogether. What could be easier or more convenient?
Book exams in Sandton City Johannesburg or Cape Town once you have studied with the GED Academy and we have confirmed you are ready to write!
Identify yourself with either a passport (signed) or Drivers License or a signed bank card along with your SA ID. ( SA ID is accepted at exam centre provided you supply another form of ID with a signature such as a valid signed ATM card )
Pass each subject and receive your GED Diploma!
Only the USA is writing the 2014 version and all international students are writing the 2002 exam until further notice. Diplomas are obtained via post or electronically via ged.com