● GED is the abbreviation of General Educational Development, which means an international high school diploma (equivalent to a domestic high school diploma).
● Taking the GED exam and obtaining a GED certificate after passing it is equivalent to obtaining an international high school diploma based on American education.
● It assesses students’ academic skills and knowledge in basic subject areas such as reading, writing, mathematics, science, and humanities and social sciences.
● All exams are written in English.
The origin and development of GED exam
The origin of the GED exam is to provide education opportunities for young military members who returned in World War II, and there are more American veterans who have not completed high school courses to obtain a high school diploma (High School Diploma) after retiring through the GED exam. ) An equivalent academic certificate. The GED test quickly expanded to areas other than those in the military service, and became a way for people who did not obtain a high school diploma due to various reasons to obtain a high school diploma, and have the opportunity to go to college or find a better job.
Exam registration requires non-high school graduates, and there is an age limit, requiring over 17 years of age.
The cost of each exam is about $30, and the exam fee in Hong Kong is about 30% more expensive than in the United States.
There are a total of more than 3,200 GED test centers in the United States and Canada, usually located in adult education centers, community colleges, and public high schools. Generally, the transcript will be sent 25 days after the test.