Each year we hold GED Grad Week as a worldwide virtual celebration of GED graduates and their accomplishments.

Throughout the event, May 16th through May 20th, we will share GED success stories and motivational and congratulatory messages from educators, friends, family members, employers, and others in the GED community.

We know the important role of a supportive community in helping learners take the first step to earn their GED credential and helping them along the way. Many learners have shared that a family or friend was a motivating factor to get started. We also know that educators have a critical role in preparing learners with the knowledge they need to pass the GED subjects while being a constant source of support and encouragement.

GED graduates and their success are a testament to their hard work and commitment to the journey despite the obstacles that many face on their path to earning a credential. Every year learners from over 90 countries become GED graduates and use their diplomas to start jobs, advance their current careers, or enter college and career training programs. The GED credential is accepted at virtually all U.S. college and universities, and GED graduates can be found working in every career field.

Throughout GED Grad Week we will be giving GED graduates and their stories the spotlight they deserve. Please join us by sharing messages of congrats for your learners, words of advice for new graduates, and even personal stories about the positive impact the GED credential has had in your life.

There’s still time to join the GED Grad Week Facebook Group, where we will be sharing videos and posts, and you can engage with fellow educators and GED graduates. You can also follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn, and follow and use the hashtags #GED and #GEDGradWeek.