Go to a university. Anywhere.
#1 most recognized higher secondary certificate worldwide.
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.See Universities
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.View Curriculum
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.Request your transcript
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.
How to earn your GED certificate
Take a class or study on your own.
Take the official mock exam online.
Schedule and sit for your exams.
Pass all 4 exams and get your transcript.
Our graduates come from many different countries. Read stories about people like you who have used their GED certificate to achieve their education and career goals.
My biggest motivation was my family because they worked so hard to give me a better life.
The GED helped me achieve the dream I wanted.
I wanted to be a role model for the orphanage I came from and wanted to inspire others. I want to show that anything in life is possible.
Join the millions of people who have earned their GED and attended universities worldwide.