TEST PREP HELP FOR THE GED
For one reason or another, a number of individuals do not have the opportunity to obtain their high school diplomas. However, a high school diploma is not the only route to success, a strong score on a high school equivalency test can pave the way to college, and eventually a successful career. Huntington Learning Center is proud to offer test prep for the high school equivalency exam, the General Education Development (GED) Test.
For those who did not perform well in their high school classes, or for people who have been out of school for a period of time, GED preparation from Huntington is a great option for learning what to expect on the exam, how to study for it, and the strategies needed to stay organized and manage time during the exam.
Who Can take the General Education Development Test (GED)?
The GED was created to ensure that those who were not able to complete high school and obtain their high school degree still have the opportunity to gain admission and excel in college and beyond. Widely viewed as an equivalent to the high school diploma, the GED is accepted by 98% of colleges and 96% of employers in the United States, Canada, and U.S. and Canadian territories.
Individuals who have not graduated from an accredited high school, are not enrolled in a regular high school, are at least 16 years old and out of school, and who live in the state in which they will take the test are welcome to take the GED.
What to Know about the General Education Development Test (GED)
The General Education Development Test (GED) is an exam structured to resemble most high school curricula. It covers a wide variety of subject matter, including social studies, science, reasoning through language arts, and mathematical reasoning. The exam is split into four tests and is administered on a computer. Unlike many of the exams students take while in high school, the GED does not test the ability to recall specific facts, details, and definitions. Instead, it aims to measure the ability to understand broad concepts and generalizations. Because there is an understanding that most individuals taking the GED are adults, the questions are practical, realistic, and relevant to adults' lives. The test is typically taken over the course of two or three days, with a total testing time of approximately 7 hours.
Why Choose Huntington for General Education Development Test Prep?
For over four decades, Huntington Learning Center has provided students of all ages and abilities with quality tutors to help them achieve their full potential. We have a strong history of success thanks to our certified tutors who rely upon research-based strategies for instruction.
When you enroll in our GED preparation program, you will be met with caring and knowledgeable teachers equipped to meet your unique needs. We begin the GED test prep process by conducting a comprehensive assessment of your academic strengths and weaknesses, which allows our GED tutors to create an individualized plan to that incorporates your specific learning style and goals. You will then receive extensive instruction in a 1-1 student-teacher ratio, ensuring you have the attention and guidance you need throughout your GED preparation.
Getting Started with GED Test Prep
With hundreds of Huntington Learning Centers across the country, we make it easy to find the GED prep you need to excel in college and in your career. Simply locate a Huntington Learning Center near you, and you will be on your way to obtaining your GED. Contact 1-800 CAN LEARN today to begin your journey towards academic achievement.
Call 1-800 CAN LEARN today to speak with one of our academic specialists and get started on test prep for the GED
Common questions About the GED
What are the questions like on the GED?
The GED test questions require the understanding of broad concepts and generalizations, rather than the ability to recall facts, details, or precise definitions. The GED uses practical and realistic settings in test questions, which adults will recognize and are relevant to adults' lives.
How long is the GED?
When is the GED offered and how do I register?
Students must create an account and register online at www.GED.com or call 1-877-EXAM-GED.
How is the GED scored and how often can I take the test?
Because the GED is taken on the computer, it is scored electronically.
- Each content area test on the GED is reported on a scale of 100 to 200, with the passing score for each set at 150.
- Students are required to achieve a passing score of at least 150 on each of the tests in the four content areas in order to receive high school equivalency.
- Because the tests are scored electronically, complete score reports are available within 3 hours of completing each test.
- Students who score 170 or higher in a subject area qualify for the GED Score with Honors, which is deemed reflective of college and career readiness.
- If a student fails any one of the four content area tests, he or she may retake that test up to three times within a calendar year. If a passing score is still not achieved by the third attempt, the student must wait 60 days before attempting to take the test again.
- GED Testing Services does not place restrictions on the timeframe for students to complete all four content area tests. However, some states or districts do have specific requirements. Check with the appropriate state for specifics on GED administration and requirements in your area. Information and websites can easily be found by conducting an Internet search for “GED and [state name].”