The General Educational Development (GED) test provides an opportunity to enable individuals who have not graduated from high school to demonstrate the attainment of abilities normally associated with completion of a high school program of study.
By achieving satisfactory scores on the GED test, individuals will be awarded a General Educational Development certificate by the Commonwealth of Virginia and may qualify for admission to college or for more advanced educational opportunities.
The GED test consists of a battery of four comprehensive tests in reasoning through language arts, math, social studies, and science. These tests are designed to measure the concepts and intellectual skills normally acquired during high school. The full test administration takes approximately 7 1/2 hours.