Is a GED® recognised in South Africa?
* The South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) evaluates each submission of a foreign qualification on a case by case basis. The GED® is eligible for evaluation as a South African National Senior Certificate.
The GED® exam is internationally recognised as a high school leavers equivalent or foreign Matric! This is good news for students who failed matric or need to complete high school and it allows them to get a better job in South Africa OR study further locally or internationally! We provide free support to our students on all their options available after getting their GED®
Can I study further with a GED® Credential?
Yes! GED® graduates may apply to Universities South Africa (See USAF) for a Foreign Conditional Exemption with their GED® Credential, accompanied by a letter of admission from an appropriately accredited US university. We can offer suggestions as to where to apply.
Even with a Matric or other curriculum, there is no guarantee that the GED graduate will be issued with a letter of Foreign Conditional Exemption from USAF, nor that a University will accept his/her application.
To apply to USAf, use the following link: Apply for Foreign Conditional Exemption letter Many GED graduates who failed Matric or did not complete high school have been accepted for further studies and are studying both in South Africa or abroad. Please contact us for a list of success stories from our past students.
How to Get Your GED®?
Sign up for tuition with the Pass GED Academy. The cost is a once off payment of R2500 (price includes VAT and support) which gives you a year's access to Essential Education's GED Academy™ If you need more time to study you can extend your time on the program
The GED® test is made up of four exams :
- English Reading/Writing
- Social Studies
No Afrikaans needed
Can you do your GED® online?
No Afrikaans needed
Anyone offering an online GED® is fraudulant. You can only prepare for your GED® test online, but you have to write the exams at an official test centre. You cannot write GED® exams online or at home.
The official GED® Testing Centres are available around the country in over 40 centres and in over 3000 locations worldwide. The exams cost $60 each and the minimum age in order to write the exam is 16 years. You can enroll at any date and the exams are available all year round.
Once you have studied with Essential Education's GED Academy™ and our tutors have confirmed you are ready to write exams, you can go ahead and book your exam.
We will guide you through the booking of exams process and how to obtain your original GED® credential.
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