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What is the GED

Updated: May 27


The General Education Diploma is an American matric offered to anyone over the age of 17, that allows you to get a job or study further in a college or university. The GED is recognized and accepted in South Africa. The GED has 4 sections: Mathematics, English, Science and Social Studies (History). This credential is proof that you have U.S. high school-level academic and English skills. The certificate is a NQF Level 4 qualification.

List of Universities that accept GED:


· University of Johannesburg

· Varsity Collage

· University of the people

What is a NQF Level?

The National Qualifications Framework (NQF) records a student’s achievements by assessing a student’s credits, and all the knowledge and skills learnt. The NQF is a framework that consists of 10 levels within 3 separate groups.

They are:

1. NQF Levels 1 to 4 –These levels are from grade 9 to grade 12 at school or at a TVET college.

2. NQF Levels 5 to 7 – These are post school levels, ranging from diploma’s national and advanced diploma received from a Technikon or a college.

3. NQF Level 8 to 10 – These are degrees and postgraduate degrees obtained from a university.

Where do I start?

You can register on the official GED site for free. You will however have to pay $75 per exam (+- R1200). We also recommend getting the "GED Test Prep" book (the blue book) on

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Can I take the GED exam online?

No, for exam security and to prevent cheating the exam cannot be taken online. You must appear in person at an official GED exam Centre to take the GED exam.

Are testing accommodations available to people with disability?

Yes. When you create an account on, you’ll be asked if you’d like accommodated testing. Select “Yes,” and you’ll receive additional information on how to submit an accommodations request. Each request is considered on a case-by-case basis and typically takes 30 days to process after you submit the required forms.


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