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Information about the GED

The GED is another option. For students who, for any reason, do not want to attend classes but still want a high school degree, the GED might be a reasonable option. Students who are 18 or older (or 16 and 17 in some special cases) can take the GED test and if they pass, are awarded a high school degree. There are many programs around Philadelphia that offer classes and study guides to help future test-takers prepare in order to successfully pass the exam.

In some cases you will need to take a pre-GED or ABE class in order to better prepare you to take the GED.
You can also prepare for the GED online by yourself and then apply to take the test.
Here you can look at a list of GED and pre-GED classes in your area or you can get linked to some online preparation programs and learn how to sign up for the test independently. You can also take a practice GED test to find out if you need help to prepare you for the GED.

To find out if you need help to prepare with the GED test, please take a look at these GED practice tests:

Links to GED Practice Tests
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American Council on Education
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