What is the GED?
The General Educational Development (GED) Test is designed for people who, for various reasons, did not graduate from high school but want a certificate equivalent to the traditional high school diploma. The examination tests knowledge in five subject areas: Language Arts, Writing; Language Arts, Reading; Mathematics; Science; Social Studies.
Many examinees are able to pass the test battery without special preparation. However, a number of GED instructional programs in the Bay Area offer a practice test to those who have questions about their abilities to pass the real test. GED preparation classes are offered at various City College campuses free of charge to potential examinees.
The GED test is given in both English and Spanish with special editions available for the legally blind. Modifications and special accommodations for learning or physically disabled students can be provided with advance arrangements with the Chief Examiner and with State GED approval.
According to the American Council on Education, among the many benefits of the GED program, passing the GED Tests provides an opportunity for adults to continue their education. In fact, 93 percent of colleges and universities accept GED graduates who meet their other qualifications for admission.
A GED diploma documents that you have high school level skills. About 96 percent of employers accept the GED diploma as equal to a traditional high school diploma.