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High School Equivalency

Getting a GED® Certificate or other high school equivalency (HSE) credential is a critical step in improving literacy skills and lives. To find out what type of test your state offers, visit the following sites:

Getting your HSE can result in:

  • Getting a job or getting a better one
  • Increased earning power
  • Financial security for your family
  • Self-satisfaction
  • Opening of doors to advanced training and higher education

Did you know that famous GED recipients include:

  • Peter Jennings, ABC News Anchor
  • Ben Night Horse Campbell, former U.S. Senator from Colorado
  • Mary Lou Retton, medal-winning Olympic gymnast
  • Dave Thomas, founder of Wendy's restaurant
  • Chris Rock, comedian
  • Mark Wahlberg, actor and musician
  • Gretchen Wilson, country music singer

Many people need to take classes before they are ready to take the GED or other HSE test. To find classes near you, search the National Literacy Directory. Practice tests, such as this one, are available online to help too.