It’s graduation season and our annual virtual celebration of GED graduates is back on May 16th!

We’re calling for all GED graduates, current students, educators, and family members and friends of graduates to join our celebration via Facebook. This year we’re asking for everyone to share a personal message about how earning a GED is the “Start” of endless possibilities.

Getting a GED diploma is an exciting milestone for the over 100,000 students who successfully pass the exam each year. This “second chance” is the first step for many in their path to accomplish their personal, academic and professional goals. On GED Grad Day we want to celebrate the hard work of graduates while inspiring current test takers and others looking to start their own testing journey.

Here’s how you and your students can get involved in this year’s celebration:

  • Please print off the downloadable “Time To Start” poster and have it available for recent grads or existing students to fill out the statement using a Sharpie. What is filled in the blank should be personal and meaningful to each graduate and student.
  • Take a picture of the students with their poster and share it on your adult education center’s social media to congratulate them. Don’t forget to include the #GEDGradDay hashtag.
  • Make sure you tag the GED Testing Service Facebook page by typing @GEDTesting within your post (GED Testing Service – Home of the GED Program).
  • You should also write a message for your students on a poster and share your picture using the hashtag!



Let us know that you’re “attending” our virtual celebration by RSVP’ing on Facebook.

You can also check out the educator toolkit—it has sample posts you and your students can do to congratulate recent grads, encourage future grads and share a personal success story and goal. The toolkit also has the links to download the 8.5×11 or 11×17 “Time to Start” poster and more details about this year’s event.