Resources › For Adult Learners Get Your GED or HSE with This List of Resources and Tips Resources to help you learn about the GED test. Share Flipboard Email Print For Adult Learners Getting Your Ged Tips For Adult Students By Deb Peterson Education Expert B.A., English, St. Olaf College Deb Peterson is a writer and a learning and development consultant who has created corporate training programs for firms of all sizes. our editorial process Deb Peterson Updated January 29, 2020 What is GED? You may have heard people refer to the GED as the General Educational Diploma or the General Equivalency Diploma, but these are incorrect. GED stands for General Educational Development. GED is actually the process of earning the equivalent of your high school diploma, which is called a GED certificate or credential. Earning a GED 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. 01 of 17 What Is GED? GED - Digital Vision - Getty Images dv1954038 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. 02 of 17 GED Overview Chris Schmidt - E Plus - Getty Images 157310680 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. 03 of 17 GED in Your State Mel Svenson - Photodisc - Getty Images 200327996-001 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. 04 of 17 The GED Test Fuse - Getty Images 78743354 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. 05 of 17 What's On the New 2014 GED Test? OJO Images - Getty Images 124206467 In 2014, the GED test will be computer-based for the first time. This means that many things about the GED will change, becoming more modern, more equal to a high school diploma, and definitely more technologically advanced. 06 of 17 The HiSET Test - High School Equivalency Exam What's on the new HiSET high school equivalency test offered by some states? We'll tell you which states offer the test and what's on it. 07 of 17 The TASC Test - High School Equivalency Exam Neil Overy - Getty Images 77516740 Some states started offering the TASC in 2014. Learn more about the new Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC), an alternative in some states to the GED Test. 08 of 17 Consider an Online High School 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. 09 of 17 First Steps in Getting Your GED Cultura/yellowdog - Getty Images 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. 10 of 17 5 Ways to Get GED Practice Jose Luis Pelaez Inc - Blend Images - Getty Images 81860666 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. 11 of 17 10 Ways to Study for Your GED at Home 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. 12 of 17 25 Celebrity Dropouts Who Earned a GED PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 08: Actor Christian Slater arrives at Fox's All-Star Party at Castle Green on January 8, 2012 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images). Getty Images If you need a little encouragement, you'll get it from this list of people who have been very successful after earning a GED. 13 of 17 25 More Celebrity Dropouts Who Earned a GED NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 22: Cyndi Lauper attends the 11th Annual Rosie's Theater Kids Benefit Gala at the New York Marriott Marquis on September 22, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Wendell Teodoro/WireImage). WireImage - Getty Images 455940772 We've added 25 more people to our list of celebrity dropouts who earned a GED. You're in good company! 14 of 17 10 Celebrity Dropouts Who Went to College Without a High School Diploma circa 1955: Mathematical physicist Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955) delivers one of his recorded lectures. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images). Hulton-Archive---Getty-Images-3318683 We found 10 celebrities who skipped high school and skipped earning a GED, and still went to college. 15 of 17 You Are What You Think sturti - E Plus - Getty Images 155361104 This is a little more encouragement to become exactly what you want to be, whether that involves a GED or not. Your mind is a powerful thing. 16 of 17 8 Motivations to Create the Life You Want Justin Horrocks - E Plus - Getty Images 182774638 You can create the life you want, and we're here to encourage you to do it. Getting a GED is just one step. When you learned to walk, you did it one step at a time. The rest of life isn't really very different. One step at a time. Don't let anything stand in your way. 17 of 17 Fake GEDs Daniel Grill - Getty Images 150973797 A word of caution here about fake GEDs.