The GED is the equivalent of a high school diploma.
What is the GED?
The GED is an exam for adults who want to earn a high school equivalency diploma. Only adults that did not obtain a high school diploma are eligible to earn an equivalency diploma.
Although it is an American credential, the high school equivalency diploma obtained by passing the GED exam is a recognized credential throughout the world and allows students to apply for many universities in Dubai.
Who makes the GED?
The American Council on Education makes the GED. The diploma for students taking the GED exam in Dubai is awarded through the Maine Department of Education in the United States.
What's on the GED?
Most of the GED exam is multiple choice. It consists of the following five tests:
Each test on the GED is scored from a 200 to 800.
What is a good score?
Since the GED is pass/fail, a good score on the GED is the one that allows you to pass. To pass the GED, you need to score at 410 on each of the five tests and have an average score higher than 450. You must receive a score of 2 or higher (out of 4) on the essay to pass the Language Arts, Writing test.
What else do I need to know?
For more information about the GED, go to http://www.gedtest.org/. In Dubai, you can register and take the GED at Amideast in Knowledge Village. As of February 2010, the cost to take the GED was AED 2,100, to be paid in cash.
NOTE: The GED is NOT offered online. Any website that says you can take the GED online is not authentic.
Please note that we no longer offer GED preparation.