What does GED ® stand for?
The GED® test 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 diploma! 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® path is an online school in South Africa ideal for Home Schoolers or adults who need a matric or need to rewrite matric. You study for your matric equivalent online from home and achieve a certified diploma that can get you where you want to be FAST! There are no online matric equivalent courses quite like the GED Academy in South Africa. No need to look for a matric rewrite college, institution or night school.
Can I get into a SA College or University with a GED?
Yes- most technikons and colleges in South Africa recognise and accept the GED® as a foreign Matric. 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- You will also need to check with the faculty of your choice as there may be other subjects required for entrance to a specific degree in addition to an NSC or equivalent.
In South Africa the GED is recognized by HESA. (Higher Education South Africa) and SAQA as a foreign matric equivalent.
For a list of universities that are favourable towards accepting candidates that have a GED® plus SAT please contact us.. To convert your GED to a Matric using SAQA please go to SAQA As a an enrolled student of GED Academy we will supply you full instructions on how to convert your GED into a Matric equivalent via HESA, SAQA and on how to get an acceptance letter from a US university.
How to Get Your GED?
Sign up for tuition with the GED Academy™. The cost is a once off payment of R2300 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 :
- English Reading
- English Writing
- Social Studies
The official GED® Testing Centres are available around the country in over 34 centres. The exams cost $50 each, are mostly multiple choice and are hosted via Pearson Vue and Boston centres. 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 Pearson Vue testing centre near you once you have studied with the GED Academy™ and the program has confirmed you are ready to write!
Identify yourself with either a passport or ID.
Pass each subject and receive your GED Diploma!
We have all been doing the 2002 exam series up until now. The 2014 exam series is kicking in May 2017. If you elect to do the 2002 exams they will have to be complete before the end of April 2017. You cannot write exams in both series- If you wish to study for the 2014 exams you may only book exams after 1 May 2017 but you can start studying for them now. There is no advantage to studying one over another other than the timing factor- the GED diploma is the same if you write the 2002 series or the 2014 series. Diplomas are obtained via post or electronically via ged.com