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GED (General Educational Development)

For youth who are not able to obtain a high school diploma, earning a GED—General Equivalency Diploma or General Educational Development, depending upon your state—is a necessary step to gaining admittance to a post-secondary institution (college, university or vocational school). Following are resources that can help you obtain a GED.

  • American Council on Education
    The website of the American Council on Education provides a “GED Resource Center” that includes instructional resources, a searchable GED testing center directory and information about special accommodations for GED candidates with disabilities.
  • America’s Literacy Directory
    Offers a searchable directory of programs that provide help with math, reading, writing and GED preparation as well as a directory of GED test centers.
  • The Beehive
    Offers information on topics ranging from education to health to employment and provides answers to basic questions about the GED, including "How do I get ready for the test?," "What is the GED test like?" and "Will the GED help me get into college?"
  • Education Training Vouchers (ETVs)
    Provide money that helps foster youth who leave care at age 18 (or are adopted from foster care at age 16 or older) with academic or technical school costs. In some states, these funds can pay for tutoring and GED costs as well.

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