GED/High School Equivalency Prep Resources

This Is Your GED/High School Equivalency Information Center

This is your GED/High School Equivalency prep information center. What is GED? What's involved in earning your high school equivalency certificate or diploma? What's on the test? Start with these prep resources.

On January 1, 2014, the GED/High School Equivalency test used in the past changed, and two new tests became available for states to choose from.

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What is GED/High School Equivalency? Find definitions here, and an overview of what's involved in earning your high school equivalency certificate. All kinds of people have earned a GED for various reasons. You can be one of them.

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This is an overview of the GED/High School Equivalency process - prep, practice, and what's on the test - everything you need to know.

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Find out about GED/High School Equivalency in your state. In the U.S., state requirements vary, and it can be difficult to locate the information you need on the state’s government pages. Follow our link to your state's adult education page, and find out which of the three tests your state offers.

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If you’re the type of person who does well with self-study, there are many resources available to help you prepare for the GED exam on your own. Here's a list of GED books to choose from.

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What is on the new GED math test? Here's what you need to know, the format of the questions, time allowed, and a list of resources for learning and practicing. There is no official GED test online!

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What is on the new GED science test? Here's what you need to know, the format of the questions, time allowed, and a list of resources for learning and practicing. There is no official GED test online!

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The language arts test assesses your writing and reading skills. Here's some additional help getting ready: 10 Ways to Improve Your Writing

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The new GED social studies test covers history, geography, civics and government, and economics. Be ready. There is no official GED test online!

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GED Test Tips from Barron's

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One of the most popular GED test preparation books is published by Barron's: How to Prepare for the GED Test, by authors Christopher Sharpe and Joseph Reddy. We list our 10 favorite tips.

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Online courses are so much more reliable today than they were in the beginning. While you can't take your GED/High School Equivalency exam online, you can definitely study for it online, and there's a lot of help available.

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Be sure your school or program is accredited or your diploma could be meaningless. There are bogus accreditation agencies out there, and bogus schools all too willing to slap a fake logo on their website and take your money.

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For many, earning a high school equivalency diploma is a private endeavor. If you don't want to attend public adult education classes, you have options. You can do it at home.

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If you have lost your GED records, you may still be able to get a copy. We'll tell you how.