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GED online: how to get your high school equivalency | Digital Trends Spanish

Getting better jobs, entering the Army or continuing university studies are some of the benefits of passing the GED. But if you still don’t know how to get your high school equivalency certificate, here we tell you how to get it online.

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High school equivalency (HSE) programs have become a key tool for people who were forced to drop out of school to have the opportunity to test their knowledge and improve their working conditions.

What is a high school equivalency certificate

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A high school equivalency certificate demonstrates that the holder has educational skills similar to those of a high school graduate.

With the end of the TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion) at the end of 2021, the GED became the massive high school equivalency exam in the United States. The GED tests your knowledge in four subjects: math, science, social studies, and language arts.

Another test that is also used in several states is the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET)which consists of five tests: math, science, social science, language and speech.

If you fail a test, you only need to retake that one, not all of them. Some states allow you to retake a test up to eight times in a year.

Why do you need a certificate of equivalence?

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Proving that you graduated from high school allows you to continue university studies, start a military career or even improve the conditions in your current job, sufficient reasons to have a high school equivalency certificate in the United States.

It is estimated that a person with a certificate of equivalence earn more than $ 6,800 per year than people who do not have this document.

Requirements to take the exam

Each state sets its requirements and policies for the exam, although most require that you be a resident of the territory, be over the age of 16 or 17, and not be attending high school.

Some states also require you to have taken exam preparation courses, which last three months, regardless of the exam you choose.

Check the centers that offer classes to take the GED or the HisETsome of which are free or low cost.

How to take the exam online

Although a few years ago you were forced to request an hour at a test center in your state, today it is possible to take the GED or the HiSET online. In addition, it is available in English and Spanish.

For schedule your GED test, the first requirement is to have obtained a “green” score in each of the four tests within the last 60 days. In addition, you must have identification issued by the federal government, such as a Social Security card.

On the day of the exam you must have a computer with an internet connection, a webcam and be in a closed room where there are no distractions.

A GED proctor will verify that you take the test without outside help and in a 100 percent transparent manner.

The HiTest can also be performed remotelyalthough only when there are health reasons that prevent doing it in person.

In any case, you can also schedule times to take the exam in the face-to-face format for the GED or HiTest.

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