General Educational Development (GED) Tests


  • What is the GED?
  • Can I Get Into College with a GED?
  • Can I Take the GED Online?
  • Myths and Misconceptions About the GED
  • What to Expect on GED Test Day?
  • What is on the GED Math Test?
  • What is on the GED Reasoning Through Language Arts Test?
  • GED Test: RLA Extended Response Basics (Essay)



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What is the GED?

The GED​ is a high school equivalency test. The test is made up of 4 subjects. Once you pass, you will get your GED credential which is like a high school diploma. Nearly all colleges and universities in the U.S. as well as many in other countries accept GED graduates.
The GED exam is made up of 4 subjects, broken into separate exams:

  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Reasoning Through Language Arts
  • Social Studies
  • Science.
    You don’t have to take all 4 exams at once – you can space them out and go at your own pace.

Can I Get Into College with a GED?

That’s one of the most common questions students have when trying to obtain their GED, and the answer is yes of course! Over 98% of #colleges​ in the U.S. accept the GED.




Can I Take the GED Online?

For exam security and to prevent cheating the exam cannot be taken online. You must appear in person at an official GED exam center to take the GED exam. However, you can find everything you need to prepare online.

Myths and Misconceptions About the GED

There are many myths and misconceptions surrounding the #GED​. We’ll break down what’s true and what’s false so you know exactly what to expect before beginning your GED journey.
Myth #1: It’s easy to get a GED Myth #2: A GED isn’t as good as a high school diploma Myth #3: Math is impossible Myth #4: You are too old to get a GED

What to Expect on GED Test Day?

Tip 1: Bring your ID
Tip 2: Dress Comfortably
Tip 3: Be early
Tip 4: Pack light
Tip 5: Eat before

What is on the GED Math Test?

You don’t have to have a “math mind” to pass the GED​ Math​ test – you just need the right preparation.
You will find more math topics and sample questions on GED Math

What is on the GED Reasoning Through Language Arts Test?

The Reasoning Through Language Arts (RLA) GED​ test assesses your ability to understand what you read and how to write clearly.

  • Comprehension
  • Persuasive
  • Details

GED Test: RLA Extended Response Basics (Essay)

The Extended Response portion of the GED​ RLA​ test is important. It’s 20% of your overall and you will be asked to use evidence-based writing.
This video covers the basic information about the GED test extended response question and includes useful tips that will help test-takers earn points for their response.



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