GED basics

What is the GED?

The Test of General Educational Development (GED), developed by the American Council on Education in Washington, D.C., measures competency in high-school level skills and knowledge. A passing score earns a high school equivalency certificate. Most colleges and universities accept the certificate in place of a high school diploma although the cutoff score for admission may be higher than the passing score. One or more sections of the test may be retaken until a desired score is achieved.