- Step 1: Understand the test Know that the GED is five tests: writing, reading, social studies, math, and science
- Step 2: Determine your level Determine your skill level in each of the subject areas by taking practice tests.
- TIP: Find sample practice tests online, or contact a community provider of GED classes.
- Step 3: Study Study for the GED subject areas where you received the lowest score.
- TIP: You can study on your own without going to class, but you'll need discipline.
- Step 4: Schedule an exam Schedule an exam by going through a program or contacting your state GED examiner.
- TIP: GED testing centers will provide special accommodations if you have a documented learning disability.
- Step 5: Celebrate Celebrate your accomplishment when you have earned the GED.
- FACT: Did you know? The GED was created in 1942 to allow World War II veterans to get a credential that would allow them to go on to college.
You Will Need
- Practice tests
- A GED class provider
- study skills
- Internet access (optional)
- Sample tests (optional)
- Discipline (optional)
- Special accomodations (optional)