A middle-aged man works on his studies.At ESU, we are focused on helping you get the skills you need for work. If you don’t have a high school diploma, you might find it hard to get the job you want even if you have the skills to do the job. Many people are considering the GED test as a way to earn the equivalent to a high school diploma.

The GED test has 5 parts: writing, reading, math, social studies, and science. The tests take about 7 hours to write. You must pay to write the test. If you pass all 7 parts of the test, the Ontario Ministry of Education will grant you an “Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate”.

ESU can help you with “pre-GED” upgrading while you are strengthening the skills you need for work. Pre-GED upgrading is the first step to successfully writing the GED test. This first step helps you learn the foundational reading, writing and math skills you need for further “GED preparation”. The next step form many of our learners is to enroll in the free GED prep at Conestoga College’s Academic Upgrading program.  The final step would be to write the GED test.

If you would like more information about the GED, you can visit the GED website of Ontario’s Independent Learning Centre.

If you are looking for an overview of the GED and an opportunity to assess your skills by writing a practice GED test, you can check out Legacy5 Consultants. Legacy5 offers a 5-night GED preparation program in Kitchener, Waterloo, and Cambridge.