Many of you may have a question in your mind if you failed to have a traditional high school diploma, can you still earn an equivalent degree by completing GED? The answer is YES! But what is it? What does it stand for? Basically, GED is an alternative to High School Diploma. Since most employers (and all colleges/universities) will ask you to graduate from high school, it is usually good to have this degree if you don’t complete high school. Completing it gives you the right to access other opportunities in later life.
In this article, I will try to give you the meaning, the advantages this credential can provide you, and how to get your GED. So, the first question that comes into our mind is what a GED is? How is it Different from a High School Diploma? The abbreviation of it is General Educational Development. It measures whether the student possesses the equal academic skill equivalent to a High School Graduate Diploma or no. People who are initially dropped out of high school, but want to complete their higher education, often take this test. The four major subject areas of GED are:
d) GED Sciences
Most Questions were asked
1. Do USA universities and Colleges accept GED?
According to the College Board, 95 percent of U.S. colleges and universities will accept GED graduates who will meet their other admission qualifications. In addition to GED, many colleges require students to submit the SAT or ACT results, and they are looking for a well-rounded application that includes a good GPA.
2. What is the eligibility?
- In order to sit for the GED test, you must be at least 16 years old, and you must not be a current high school student.
- You must pass all four subject tests individually by scoring 145 each out of 200 marks. A score of 165 on each test is considered the benchmark for college and career readiness, and you may also receive an Honors distinction if you reach this score. These four tests\’ total duration is seven and a half hours total and is administered by computer. You are not requiring taking all four tests on the same day.
3. Question pattern?
Most questions are multiple choices. Exams are taken in the form of fill-in-the-blank, drag-and-drop, select-an-area questions, as well as an essay question on the Reasoning through Language Arts section. If you don’t pass a test the first time around, you can retake it anytime you want to after doing a re-registration.
A high school degree is one of the most vital degrees required for most professional jobs and admission to colleges and universities. Even if you didn’t finish high school as planned, earning your GED will show that you are as qualified as other high school graduates for a wide range of opportunities in the future.