What is the GED ®?
The GED® credential originates in the USA and shows that the candidate has the same general level of academic achievement as a typical high school graduate.
The GED® exam is internationally recognised as a high school leavers equivalent! This is good news for both adults or homeschoolers who did not get their Matric and allows them to seek employment or education both locally AND internationally!
Can I get into a SA College or University with a GED® Credential?
Yes you can apply to a South African University after completing your GED® credential and obtaining your foreign conditional exemption from Universities South Africa! Contact us for a list of universities and institutions who have accepted GED® candidates already. The GED® credential is considered a foreign Matric and equivalent to a South African Grade 12. SAQA issues a Certificate of Evaluation for the GED credential as the equivalent of a NQ4 level or South African NSC. It is also recognised by Umaluzi and Universities South Africa ( formally HESA) . To be accepted by UNISA
or university in South Africa you will need to do SAT and GED® or just a GED® accompanied by a letter of admission from a US university. Once you have completed your GED® exams we will assist and advise you on how to obtain your foreign conditional exemption from Universities SA.
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How to Get Your GED®?
Sign up for tuition with the Pass GED Academy. The cost is a once off payment of R2500 which gives you a year's access to Essential Education's GED Academy™ We recommend you study the 2014 series but we have 2002 series available as well.If you need more time to study you can extend your time on the program
The GED® test is made up of four exams :
- English Reading/Writing
- Social Studies
(No Afrikaans needed!!! )
(No Afrikaans needed!!! )
The official GED® Testing Centres are available around the country in over 37 centres and in over 3000 locations worldwide. The exams cost $60 each and the minimum age in order to write the exam is 16 years. You can enroll 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 at a testing centre near you once you have studied with Essential Education's GED Academy™ and our tutors have confirmed you are ready to write! Identify yourself with either a passport or ID. Pass each subject and receive your GED® credential! The first copy of your GED® credential is free and sent electronically and to obtain a hard copy via post will cost you $15. We will guide you through the booking of exams process and how to obtain your original GED® credential.