Basic Education for Adults

Change how you see the world

Basic Education for Adults

Change how you see the world

Basic Education for Adults

Change how you see the world

GED® Exam Preparation

What is the GED?

The GED® is a certificate of high school equivalency for individuals who have not completed high school. The exam consists of four separate tests, one for each of the following areas: Social Studies, Science, Mathematical Reasoning, and Reasoning through Language Arts (RLA).

Why take the GED?

The GED® is a good option if you have strong academic skills and want to gain a high school equivalency certificate through testing of your knowledge. It may also be a good option if you are under 21 and who are unable to complete high school through other options. If you have a GED® you can still pursue a high school diploma through the HS21+ or the Open Doors program at SVC. While the GED® is accepted by many employers and institutions of higher education in lieu of a high school diploma, it may not be accepted by some employers or for military service.

How to take the GED exams

GED® examinations in English or Spanish are offered in the SVC testing centers on the Mount Vernon and Whidbey Island campuses. 

Get Started

SVC offers courses to help you prepare to take the GED® exams. To get started, attend one of our information sessions:

To register, schedule, and pay for GED testing:

For more information about GED testing:

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