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About the GED

Resources to help you learn about the GED test.

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Earning a GED (General Educational Development) credential or high school equivalency diploma is a dream come true for people of all ages, from 18 to 80. If you have been dreaming of earning yours, we can help. Here's our growing list of GED resources to help you understand everything you need to know about the GED.

1. What Is GED?

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Nick White - Getty Images
Understanding what the GED means is a good place to start, don't you think? This link provides a definition, an explanation of what's involved, a description of what's on the test, required scores, help preparing for the test, and a link to help you find a testing center.

2. GED Overview

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This overview goes into a little more detail about finding a class or program, including online resources and study guides, and includes study tips for adult students. There's also some advice on calming your nerves before the test.

3. GED in Your State

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Every one of the United States has its own GED requirements. This is the place to start. You'll want to understand what your state requires before you get too far into the process.

4. Consider an Online High School

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An alternative to the GED is online high school. Thomas Nixon writes about how to determine if online high school is right for you, and how to choose one.

5. GED Books

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Digital Vision - Getty Images
There are lots of GED study guides out there. We've got a list for you, sorted by publishers. It's helpful to visit a book store and flip through the choices. You'll know which book will be easiest for you to work your way through.

6. First Steps in Getting Your GED

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Making the decision to get your GED is the hardest part of the process. What do you do next? Kelly Garcia helps you get started.

 

7. 5 Ways to Get GED Practice

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Antonello Turchetti - Getty Images
If you're not sure how to go about preparing for your GED test, we've got some advice for you in this list of 5 ways to practice.

8. 10 Ways to Study for Your GED at Home

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Marili Forastieri - Getty Images
If you want to earn your GED in privacy, you can, and we can help you with this list of 10 ways to study for your GED at home. Nobody has to know unless you want them to.

9. The GED Test

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Peter Macdiarmid - Getty Images
We break the test down for you so you know what each section of it involves, including what you need to know, question format, time allowed, and resources for learning.

10. Which Part of the GED Test Is Hardest/Easiest?

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By far our most popular page about the GED is our Readers' Respond: Which part of the GED test is hardest/easiest. More than 500 people have posted, and the comments just keep growing. Want to celebrate? Need advice or encouragement? This is the place.

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