Is There a Grade 12 Equivalent* for Adults?

It’s never too late to continue your education

even as an adult.

The GED® Credential – A Second Chance for Adults

If you are aged 16 or older and have a laptop, desktop computer or tablet with internet access, you can study online to get your grade 12 equivalent.

You also need a South African ID or passport to write the tests.

How long will it take?

GED adult matric equivalent

You might be able to complete your GED® credential within a few months but that will depend on the level of education that you begin with.

You must only be age 17 or older to prepare for and write the GED® tests.

If you had quite a good education up till about Grade 10 or 11 level, then you can do it quite fast.

Our online course is self-paced, so if you need a bit longer to catch up on some subjects, you can. It is completely up to you.

The online GED® course helps you to get up to standard so that you will get your high school equivalency credential for adults.

Recognised in South Africa*

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

There are only 4 subjects and all candidates must pass all four to earn their GED® credential.

Those four subjects are:

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

Study Online from the Convenience of Your Own Home

matric equivalent for adultsOnline education is the way of the future.

The online GED® programme we offer, powered by Essential Education is world-class, online self-study curriculum.

It is designed to prepare you to write the GED® with absolute confidence.

This means that you can trust Online GED South Africa to assist you on your journey, as you work towards completing your high school equivalency credential for adults.

It will take some time, effort and commitment from you, but you will reap the rewards.

Online Assessment

As you work through the study material, the online programme will show you on a graph how you are progressing. It shows you how near you are to being ready to write the test for each subject.

You get to book your own test dates, when the online GED® study programme shows you that you are ready and have reached the pass level or beyond.

No stressing and cramming to study for exam dates. You are in control of when you write the tests.

You write the GED® tests on a computer at a GED® test centre near you.


Once you have a grade 12 equivalent*, a whole range of new opportunities for work and study will be available to you. But most importantly, you will have proved to yourself that YOU CAN do anything you set your mind to. This is the beginning of a new chapter in your life.

Don’t let anything stand in your way. Contact us today to enrol and get started. Click here to see what it costs and to enrol. Get started with Online GED® now.

* 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.