GED Online refers to preparing for the GED® test using GED online classes and practice tests. You don’t need to go back to school to get ready for the GED test.
Beware, it’s not possible to take the GED test over the internet, you have to show up at an accredited GED testing center.
Never try to buy a fake GED diploma online! Schools and employees can easily verify your “fake” document and you will get into a lot of trouble and lose money.
Just use online (free) GED resources to prepare for the GED test. No need to worry about going for GED lessons in a class.
Our GED Online Prep offers you free video lessons that contain a short video, text, and a mini-practice test (that’s like a game).
During online GED classes, students study independently GED-related subjects, as developed by qualified instructors.
They are all nicely designed, they use the best and latest technology, and are engaging and stimulating. To participate in GED online classes, all you need is a computer and access to the internet.
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Remember: Studying via the internet requires much more responsibility and discipline from you than if you would prepare for the GED exam in a conventional classroom. You really will need to have the motivation and self-discipline to be able to study where and when suits you best.
During the GED exam, time is your greatest enemy, therefore, you should get used to the timer when training for the tests. In this way, you can strengthen your confidence that will help you at the actual GED test, TASC, or HiSET exam.
GED Online Step-By-Step Plan:
- Check what you-know-what are your weak points and what subjects you need to learn to pass the GED exam. To test your knowledge, take a GED practice test. You can take a free practice test (we have 100+ tests here) or take the official GED Ready practice test offered by GED Testing Services. This test costs $6 per subject.
- It’s totally normal if you don’t pass the practice test, meaning you will need to make time and learn for the test. Fortunately, you don’t need to go back to school. We have all the subjects available as free video lessons. It might take anything from 2 months to 12 months to get ready for the GED test.
- Suggested plan:
- Choose one of the easiest subjects for you to learn. Most people choose English language or Social Studies.
- Focus on just this one subject. Spend 1 hour listening to videos – 3 times per week.
- When you feel ready, take one more free or paid GED practice test.
- If you pass, sign up for the GED test through the GED.com portal. You will be able to choose a place, date and time, everything online. I explain here how My GED works.
- You will know the results of the test on the same day. If you pass, congratulate yourself! If not, well, next time better. Just rinse and repeat. It’s a part of the game. Continue till you pass the GED test for this subject!
- Take a short break and repeat the whole process for the next GED subject.
- There are four GED sub-tests, so repeat all steps 3 more times and you will be a proud holder of your GED diploma.
Can I get my GED online at home?
We are often asked if online GED testing is possible now that the updated GED test is entirely computer-based. Well, though everything regarding the GED is computerized, testing itself is NOT possible online!
You are required to come to a regional testing center and take the GED (or the HiSET or TASC exam) in person while bringing proper identification documents. High school equivalency test centers can be found in numerous locations all across America.
You also might be interested in the online high school diploma.
What is the GED passing score?
The GED® passing score is lowered from 150 to 145. The scale on which the tests are measured runs from 100 to 200, and to be successful you need at least 145 points on each of the four tests.
- Below passing score: 100-144,
- Passing score (high school equivalency): 145-164,
- College ready score: 165-174
- College ready plus credit score: 175-200
GED Online Prep Obstacles
GED Online instruction is becoming more and more popular, but the big question is if they really are effective or just a waste of your time.
Well, the answer is both. Online learning requires a high level of self-discipline, a stimulating environment, and real commitment. Not everybody is able to do that. We’ve seen so many students who began learning full of enthusiasm only to drop their study routine after just a few weeks.
Some students are not benefiting at all from online courses and will be better off at a physical school, in a class with other students, under the guidance of a dedicated instructor.
GED Online and Impostor Syndrome
It is not uncommon for adult students to feel insecure in the student role. Many students experience the “impostor syndrome” frequently doubting their ability to succeed. They report that they feel that everyone else knows more than they do.
For some, this impostor feeling is further compounded by the negative experiences they have had with the educational system. Those experiences have often left the students feeling that they were failures and so many of them have low self-concepts.
How to overcome this problem. Realize what you are experiencing, ask your friends and family to support you.
GED Online Prep And Managing Your Time
Adult learners are engaged in multiple roles and this impacts the time and the energy they can devote to their role as a student. Unlike many younger students, attending classes is not a full-time occupation for them. Usually, learning is a secondary activity that needs to be accomplished besides their tasks as parents, spouses, or full-time jobs, so they can spend less time on their studies.
How to overcome this problem
- Prioritize your tasks. Rank all your tasks according to importance or urgency to plan your day and focus your mind.
- Remember the 80/20 rule also known as Pareto rule. It means that 80 percent of your outcomes come from 20 percent of your inputs. Focus on the most crucial 20 percent of your workload, because your performance would still be strong.
- Set realistic deadlines for your tasks
Adults have learned many things informally through on-the-job training, through talking with friends, through observation, and through trial and error. This doesn’t mean they have learned everything completely or even correctly, but it means that adults have developed some preconceptions.
When information presented in the courses conflicts with a student’s preconception, learning can be delayed or distorted. In other words, students can drop their learning routines.
Good Instructors in traditional classes know how to balance respect for students’ opinions.
How to overcome this problem
- Take your time to think about it
- Check other resources
- Try to accept the new way of thinking
What else helps?
- Sharing the newly learned knowledge with friends or family
- Keeping a learning journal.
- Tracking your progress. I use trello.com. It helps me to keep track of my goals and helps me to realize what I learned by setting goals (written goals)
- Self-expressing online via blogs
- Awarding yourself, for every lesson you finish award yourself. You deserve it.
Conclusion GED Online
GED Online prep will be a waste of money if you don’t keep learning. It is only natural that you will meet some obstacles in the form of your own stubborn mind, your low self-esteem as a learner, or just because of lack of time management.
But remember you can make it, there is no lift to success, you need to take the stairs and fight all the obstacles.