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What is the GED?

We have two time slots running Monday to Friday from 8:00-11:00 and from  11:00 – 14:00. 

Students work through the ‘GED Test Prep’ books by Kaplan. 

Each student works at their own pace and there is a facilitator who will help them with any questions they might have.


We are situated at Unit 5, College House Business Park, Parklands, Cape Town, 7441.


On completion of the GED® in South Africa, graduates can apply to the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) for a Certificate of Evaluation.

The purpose of the SAQA evaluation is to determine the level of the National Qualifications Framework at which a particular foreign qualification, such as the GED, should be recognised. While SAQA evaluates each application on an individual application basis, they have evaluated the GED and found the National Senior Certificate (NQF Level 4) as its closest comparable qualification. This Certificate of Evaluation is NOT the same as Foreign Conditional Exemption from USAf, this is no longer available for South African GED Graduates.

This is good news for students who failed matric, home schoolers or those that did not complete high school. It allows them to get a better job in South Africa or study further locally or internationally

* Wits, UJ and Stellenbosch universities do not accept students who have completed their GED

The GED exams are divided into four main parts:
Reasoning through Language Arts: 150 minutes with scheduled breaks and a 45-minute essay
Science: 90 minutes
Mathematics: 115 minutes with scheduled breaks
Social Studies: 70 minutes

If you are 18 years or older you may sit for the test with no restriction. If you are 17 years old, you must complete and submit a Parental/Guardian Consent form and send it to Once the form is reviewed and approved by the GED®, you will receive a notification in your account letting you know that you can schedule your test. 

Due to the Education department restrictions, no one 16 years of age or younger is allowed to write the GED exams.

Please note: Any attempt at falsifying your age on your account or at the test centre will result in exam score revocation and additional future testing bans.


Cost for the exam:  80 USD

Cost for practice tests: More Info



Once the GED exams are completed the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) evaluates each submission of a foreign qualification on a case-by-case basis and has has found National Senior Certificate is the closest comparable qualification to a grade 12.  This conversion is essential to study further in South Africa.


See this link to apply to SAQA.

The costs involved in getting the SAQA conversion includes an application fee of R 320 and the application fee of R 1700.

This totals R 2020*

*This is subject to change – SAQA Prices


Certification of GED for South African study:
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What is the GED
GED Exams​
GED Certification 

The following are required to write:


  • Smart ID cards are required – birth certificates are not accepted.

  • Preparation of GED content: There are certain books that can assist you with preparing for the GED.  At the Shelanti GED centre we offer facilitation in the content that needs to be revised for the exams.


Book your exam via the® website.


You can write at any accredited VUE testing centre – these are situated at the Boston City Campuses.
Click on the link to access contact details for your nearest testing centre

Cape Town
Durban City
East London
Johannesburg City
Maponya Mall/Soweto
Orange Grove

**You can apply for disability accommodations.

Download the application from your profile once registered.


Here is a list of institutions that have accepted GED students in South Africa.

In accordance with the Immigration Act, only students who have a South African ID or passport, a valid study permit, refugee status or foreign nationals residing in South Africa and holding any valid (non-expired) permit/visa, issued to such an individual by the Department of Home Affairs (DHA), deemed to be in transit (travelling in the Republic as a tourist), or as a citizen from a SADC country visiting the Republic for a period not exceeding the minimum allowed period by the DHA, before being required to apply for a temporary residence permit, may request to make use of a Boston City Campus & Business College PEARSON VUE Testing Centre, in order to participate in proctored online GED-assessment events. Candidates with an expired permit/visa will not be permitted to participate in booked assessments.

In order to request to make use of a Boston City Campus & Business College PEARSON VUE Testing Centre, all foreign nationals must email an official request to and include the proposed Boston City Campus & Business College accredited VUE Testing Centre, a clear certified scanned copy of a valid passport and permit/visa and all other related travel documentation. reserves the right to charge for the administration processing of these applications.

Please note:
Where can I write my GED?


Port Elizabeth

Port Shepstone


Pretoria Arcadia

Pretoria North






Somerset West








Where can I study once I have my GED?
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Where can I study once I have my GED?
GED Form

Contact Us:

Unit 5, College House Business Park, Village Walk, Parklands, Cape Town, 7441,

South Africa


Cell: 082 578 3805

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