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How to Graduate

Step 1: Take classes at a prep center or study on your own.

Many students prepare for the GED® exam by taking classes at an authorized local GED preparation program. Some students also choose to study with online classes or study at their own pace with books or digital study materials.

Benefits of a prep center

  • Learn from expert instructors

    Teachers at authorized GED prep programs will provide guidance and instruction in each of the GED exam subjects to help you pass.

  • Get one-on-one help


    Since many of the prep programs have smaller class sizes, you’ll benefit from the opportunity to receive individualized instruction.

  • Learn the concepts you need to pass

    GED instructors will cover the exact skills and content you’ll be tested on so you can be confident on exam day.

Other study options

  • Online Classes


    Get set for the GED with GED Live online classes featuring top-rated instructors. On-demand recorded courses provide added flexibility.

  • Digital Practice Questions

    Access 1000’s of interactive GED practice questions and answers covering concepts you need to know to pass.


  • Other Study Materials


    These digital study materials can also help you prepare for each of the GED exam subjects.

Step 2: Take the official GED mock exam

Take a GED Ready practice test to see how you’ll do on the actual exam. GED Ready is the only mock exam that tells you how likely you are to pass, and you’ll receive a custom study plan to help you focus specifically on areas you need to improve.



Step 3: Schedule your exams when ready

When you’re ready, you can schedule your exams online. You will sit for the exams at an official GED testing center. You can choose to take one subject at a time or all four at once.

Step 4: Pass all 4 exams and get your transcript

Transcripts are available immediately after earning the GED certificate, so you can apply to universities right away.



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