Online GED South Africa

id-10099065Get Your Grade 12 High School Equivalent*.

Study with Online GED South Africa.

Do you need to get a grade 12 equivalent* online?

You can!

Firstly, what is the GED®?

The GED® Testing Service offers a Grade 12 high school equivalency* credential.

It’s a foreign grade 12 equivalent*.

Is the GED® recognised in South Africa? Yes!

*SAQA (the South African Qualifications Authority) has evaluated the GED® and found the South African National Senior Certificate as its closest comparable qualification.

The GED® is an adult high school solution.

The GED® gives you the freedom to work or study other things you love.

It opens the doors to the next step in your education or working career:

You can study further or get a better job with a GED® credential.

 What does the GED® cost in South Africa? See below

Steps to Write the GED® Tests

We will assist and guide you through each of these steps.

  1. Enrol for the GED® online classes (Priced at R2 500 per year) to help you study and prepare
  2. Book GED® tests online – you choose the date (USD$75 per test – there are 4 tests)
  3. Write GED® tests – at a Boston VUE test centre in your area
  4. Order for your GED® hard copy diploma (free) and transcript (USD$15 plus shipping)

The GED® tests can be written at 38 test centres in South Africa. There are more than 3 000 test centres worldwide.

Yes, you can study further with the GED®!
It is Your Ticket to Higher Education

Students with a GED® credential are accepted at many ONLINE universities, as well as colleges and other tertiary institutions in South Africa:

Click here to see our  South African GED® Success Stories

Update received on 12 September 2018 regarding FOREIGN CONDITIONAL EXEMPTION for South African with a GED®

We now have a date regarding the phasing out of Foreign Conditional Exemption for South Africans with a GED®.

The GED is still recognised as a foreign grade 12 option by SAQA.*

USAf has confirmed in writing that they will not consider applications for foreign conditional exemption from South African-based holders of the GED® who

a. Register for, or begin work on the GED® after the end of 2018. (This will allow people currently enrolled for the GED® to complete the credential, seek admission to a foreign university and apply to the Matriculation Board for foreign conditional exemption. It will however, mean that this route will be closed to new South African GED® candidates); or

b. Obtain the GED® credential after December 2019.

This means that the GED is still recognised as a foreign grade 12 equivalent but that FOREIGN EXEMPTION will not be issued to South Africans anymore as from the end of December 2019.

This means that after that date, South Africans with a GED® who wish to apply for a DEGREE course at a university, will have to qualify for one of the OTHER CATEGORIES of exemption, which we have already listed on the University page of this website.

Students wishing to apply for Diploma courses and Higher Certificate courses at SA universities and colleges do not require exemption and should be accepted with a GED®.

The GED is still recognised as a foreign grade 12 option by SAQA.*

Many overseas universities accept the GED® for admission purposes and offer highly regarded online degree programmes. South African GED® graduates who wish to enrol for degree study do have the option to consider international Online University Degrees . We have listed some options on our sister site at Online University Degrees

How to Prepare for the GED® Tests with Online GED South Africa

Enrol to get access to the world-class online GED® study material, powered by Essential Education’s GED Academy™ to help you to prepare.

  1. Initially, after you enrol, the GED® online classes give you an assessment test.
  2. Then the programme provides you with your own personalised online GED® learning experience. It presents you with a customised plan to prepare you for writing the GED® tests by means on this self-paced course.

Everything you need to succeed is provided online: video tutorials, practice tests, quizzes, progress reports etc. You can study at your own pace. However, your unique, customised learning plan will fill in any gaps and help you develop the skills you need to pass the tests.

The GED® tests four subjects:

  1. Mathematical Reasoning
  2. Reasoning Through Language Arts
  3. Social Studies
  4. Science

Even if you failed matric, this is your second chance to get a grade 12 equivalent* and show yourself that YOU CAN do this. Our online GED® classes are designed to set you up for success.

Finally, enrol now and get the grade 12 solution you need. Our online GED® classes will help you prepare to pass the GED® tests.

*SAQA (the South African Qualifications Authority) has evaluated the GED® and found the  National Senior Certificate as its closest comparable qualification. SAQA evaluates each submission of a foreign qualification on a case by case basis and therefore students with a GED® are eligible for SAQA Foreign Qualification evaluation.

There is no guarantee that a GED® graduate will be granted exemption from USAf, nor that a university will accept his/her application.