Did you know these GED Facts?

  • Only 60 % of graduating seniors would pass the GED Exam
  • 95% of U.S. colleges accept the GED for entrance
  • Four Subjects tested: Math, Science, Language Arts, Social Studies

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the GED tests? The General Educational Development tests, better known as the GED, measure the general knowledge and thinking skills that it takes to earn a high school diploma.

Why should I take the GED test? Most employers and colleges require a diploma or its equivalent for employment, promotion, or admission. According to the GED Testing Service those with a high school diploma or GED equivalent earn $560,000 over a lifetime.

Who gives the GED test? The GED tests are given at the Greenville GED Testing Center, located at Lifelong Learning's main campus at Sullivan Center, 206 Wilkins Street, Greenville, SC 29605.

Who can take the GED tests? Anyone who is at least 17 years of age, not enrolled in school, and who does not already have a high school diploma from an accredited school.

What will I get if I pass the GED tests? The South Carolina Department of Education issues a South Carolina High School Equivalency Diploma to those who successfully pass all GED tests. A GED passing score is 145 or above in each area.

Will I be able to attend college with a GED? Yes, 95% of all colleges and universities accept the GED for enrollment.