Understanding what the GED means is a good place to start, don&#39;t you think? This link provides a definition, an explanation of what&#39;s involved, a description of what&#39;s on the test, required scores, help preparing for the test, and a link to help you find a testing center.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&#39;s also some advice on calming your nerves before the test.Every one of the United States has its own GED requirements. This is the place to start. You&#39;ll want to understand what your state requires before you get too far into the process.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.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.<p>What&#39;s on the new HiSET high school equivalency test offered by some states? We&#39;ll tell you which states offer the test and what&#39;s on it.</p><p>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.</p>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.<p>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.</p>If you&#39;re not sure how to go about preparing for your GED test, we&#39;ve got some advice for you in this list of 5 ways to practice.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.If you need a little encouragement, you&#39;ll get it from this list of people who have been very successful after earning a GED.We&#39;ve added 25 more people to our list of celebrity dropouts who earned a GED. You&#39;re in good company!We found 10 celebrities who skipped high school and skipped earning a GED, and still went to college.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.You can create the life you want, and we&#39;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&#39;t really very different. One step at a time. Don&#39;t let anything stand in your way.A word of caution here about fake GEDs.