After You Pass the GED


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GED Graduate Stories

Congratulations! You are now one of over twenty million GED graduate stories!

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Pass/High School Equivalency:  ≥145 “If you score a 145 on each test subject, that means you have passed! Scoring at the passing level is a great accomplishment and allows you to build upon your future. You can go on to college, advance your career, and earn more money.”

Pass/College Ready:  ≥165 “If you score in the 165-174 score range, that means you have the skills needed to start college-level courses and may be exempt from placement tests or remedial (non-credit) courses in college. This will save you money and help you earn your degree faster.”

Pass/College Ready + College Credit:  ≥175 “If you score in the 175-200 range, that means you have demonstrated skills that are being taught in college-level courses and could be eligible to earn college credit! Depending on the program you apply to, you may be able to earn up to: 3 credits in Math, 3 credits in Science, 3 credits in Social Studies, and 1 credit in Humanities. By earning college credit, you have the ability to bypass certain required classes which ultimately saves you time and money.”

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More About Jobs “The majority of industries have some types of jobs available for people with a high school education. Here is a list of some of the industries and types of jobs you can get with a GED.”

More About College “GED grads are better prepared than ever for education and training programs.” Here is a list – in the “Mid-Career Pay” column – of the highest-paying 2-year degrees. These “associate” degrees are typically obtained at a 2-year community college. Here is a list – in the “Mid-Career Pay” column – of the highest-paying 4-year degrees. These “bachelor” degrees are typically obtained at a 4-year college or university.

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