• United States GED curriculum FAQs.

United States GED curriculum FAQs

Frequently asked questions

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The GED is recognised in South Africa. SAQA (the South African Qualifications Authority) has evaluated the GED and found the National Senior Certificate or NQF 4 as its closest comparable qualification. TVET Colleges and Technical Colleges accept the GED but universities do not.

No prior grades are required to qualify to take the GED test. Competency in English comprehension is highly recommended and requires preparation in order to comprehend and interpret various written passages. The social studies portion of the exam requires you to answer a broad range of questions about US history, world history, government, geography and economics. Students need to be 17 years old in order to write the exam.

Students write their final GED exams at one of the 40 Boston City Campus and Business College VUE Testing Centres nationwide. Students can book to write their exam at www.ged.com.

Students need to be 17 years or older to write the final GED tests but can register before to prepare for the test. In certain states, students can apply to write at a younger age, please view the GED testing information by State.

Your Think Digital consultant will help you locate your nearest exam center.

The GED exam has a passing score of 145 out of 200 for each subject. To be awarded the GED certificate, students need to score 145 on all four subjects. Students are advised to consult their prospective university to obtain the scores required for admission.

Students don’t have to wait months to retake the exam. You can take the GED exam in each subject three times with no restrictions. After the third try, there is a 60-day waiting period before you can sit for the exam again.

In order to retake a subject that you have already passed, there is an approval process. To request a retake of one or more exam subject, you will need to email a motivation. If your request is approved, you will receive instructions via email about how to schedule the retake exam.

Congratulations! After passing the GED exam, students have access to one free electronic certificate and transcript and one printed certificate at the cost of shipping.  Additional certificates and transcripts can also be purchased.

Looking for more information about the United States GED curriculum?

Visit the United States GED curriculum web page to find out more about the curriculum, subjects and topics.

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