GED Certification FAQs

If you left school without getting your high school diploma, you’re not alone. More than 1.2 million students drop out of high school in the United States every year. Some students leave school because it’s just not for them while others drop out to help fend for themselves or their families.

While it’s easy to understand why some students end their education prematurely, the problem with doing so is that not having a high school diploma can be a barrier to pursuing a career in various fields or continuing their education later. Luckily, you don’t need to go back to high school to get the credentials you need to reignite your education. Instead, you can get your GED certification through Broward Technical Colleges.

Many people who want to earn their GED have questions about how they can achieve that goal. For that reason, we’ve put together a list of questions we answer most often. If you don’t see your questions in our list of FAQs, get in touch with Broward Technical Colleges so we can answer them for you.

Do I need to be a citizen to get my GED® certification?

No, U.S. citizenship isn’t a requirement to earn a GED®.

Are there online classes near me that will prepare me for the GED® exam?

Yes, we offer virtual GED® classes at Sheridan Technical College in Pembroke Pines.

Is a GED® certificate the same thing as a high school diploma?

Although a GED® certificate differs from a high school diploma, many colleges, employers, and the U.S. Armed Forces accept it as the equivalent of a diploma.

Will I need a GED® if I want to further my education?

In many cases, you will need a GED® to continue your education in a formal or accredited center of higher education. For example, if you want to register for one of our nursing programs, you’ll need a GED® certificate or a high school diploma.

What subjects does the GED® exam cover?

The exam tests your abilities in language arts, science, social studies, and math.

Can I take the GED® exam more than once?

Individuals who don’t pass all four sections of the exam on the first try can retake the portions where they didn’t pass muster. If you fail to pass those sections on consecutive attempts, you may have to wait 60 days or so before you can try again.

What should I do to prepare for the exam?

To prepare to take the GED® exam, you should get started with our Broward continuing education schools today.