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#1 most recognized higher secondary certificate worldwide.

Internationally recognized

The GED® program is the only higher secondary certificate available in over 85 countries and accepted by nearly all universities in the U.S. and many across the world.

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Alternative higher secondary certificate

The GED is the American alternative to the A-level test, HSC, New Zealand’s NCEA, the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme and other higher secondary credentials.

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Flexibility to test on your schedule

The GED exam can be taken anytime throughout the year, so you don’t have to wait months for specific exam dates. Schedule your exam when you and your teacher know you are ready.

Faster scores and transcripts

With same day scoring and transcripts available within days of passing, the GED allows you to go to a university sooner.

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75 years of trust and recognition

GED Testing Service is a joint venture between the American Council on Education and Pearson, a leading global education company. Over 20 million GED graduates around the world have gone on to attend university in the U.S. and other countries.

Why choose the GED?

 You want a widely-recognized higher secondary diploma from a trusted global company.

 You want to attend a university in your country or abroad. See universities grads have attended.

 The university you want to attend has an upcoming registration deadline, and you need to get your exam results and transcripts quickly.

 You want to schedule and take the exam anytime you’re ready, rather than waiting for specific exam dates throughout the year.

 You want the most affordable and flexible program out there.

 You are ready to take the first step to achieving a fulfilling career of your dreams.

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