General Educational Development (GED)

The General Educational Development (GED) is an international high school equivalency testing program for adults. It consists of a series of five tests in the following areas:

  • Language Arts Reading
  • Language Arts Writing
  • Mathematics
  • Social Studies
  • Science

The GED tests are designed to measure the skills that correspond to those of recent high school graduates. They involve the ability to understand and apply information; to evaluate, analyze, and draw conclusions; and to express ideas and opinions in writing. Adults who pass the five tests receive a Newfoundland and Labrador High School Equivalency Certificate.

Many adults who did not graduate from high school have acquired skills through work, community, family and study experiences, at or above a secondary school level. The GED allows these adults to demonstrate academic abilities that are equivalent to those of high school graduates. The content of the test items measures skills relevant to adult experiences.

The Murphy Centre runs a GED preparation program for adults (30+) at our Torbay Road location. We offer a flexible class schedule and time commitment that is designed to work around you. On average, it takes people 6 months to a year to achieve their GED diploma, however, it really depends on the individual and the time dedicated to covering the material. Testing is computer based. There is no cost to participate in the GED program. 

If you have questions about the GED program, please contact Corey at 709-753-2830 or email [email protected]

To apply, click here.