GED is the American equivalent of a South African matric without exemption. GED will allow your child to gain access to a college to pursue a diploma, or to certain private universities. After a 1-year diploma college diploma (120 credits), the student will have a matric with exemption. Should they wish to continue with a degree, they will be able to apply at mainstream South African universities. Only South Africa does not see this as a university level matric. GED is accepted overseas and by foreign on-line universities.
The subjects offered are:
You don't have to take all 4 exams at once -- you can space them out and go at your own pace.
If you are 18 years old or above you may sit for the test with no restriction.
If you are under 18 years old, you must complete and submit a Parental/Guardian Consent form and send it to help@GED.com. Once the form is reviewed and approved by us, you will receive a notification in your GED.com account letting you know that you can schedule your test.
Due to government rule, no one under 16 years old is allowed to test. After April 1, 2019, no one under the age of 17 years old will be allowed to test.