Preparing for the GED
The General Educational Development (GED) is an internationally recognized high school equivalency testing program. It’s a series of five tests for individuals who don’t have a high school diploma. To find out if the GED is right for you, see Getting Your Grade 12 and make an appointment to talk with us T (902) 863-3060 E: firstname.lastname@example.org.
You must: be 19 years of age or older, a permanent resident of Nova Scotia, a Canadian citizen, or refugee and have been out of school for at least one year. To register, go to GED Testing Service You must have an email address in order to create an account.
There are five tests: Math, English Language Arts Reading, English Language Arts Writing, Science, and Social Studies. You can find out more about GED test subjects on the official Canadian GED website.
The authorized study guide we recommend is the Steck – Vaughn Complete Canadian GED Preparation.
There are also individual Steck-Vaughn preparation guides for reading, writing, science, social studies, and math.
This free GED Test Study Guide also outlines skills that will help you pass the GED.
Many online GED prep resources are for the American GED test. Canadian online resources that we recommend are:
- Moving On Up: Interactive modules for Math and Communications
- NSCC ALP Level 1-IV & GED Math: Video lessons for algebra, geometery and trigonometry.
- Also see other Learning Resources for Adults on our website.