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GED Program

Many students inquire about where fellow GED® graduates pursue their education after completing their GED exams. To address this, we have put together a brief list of institutions that have recently accepted our GED students. Please note that there are many other institutions that may also accept GED credentials, and you can explore international study options as well.


We recommend reaching out to these institutions directly to ascertain their specific admission requirements.


If your goal is to attend university, we encourage you to visit our sister site, Cambricollege, where you can prepare for International Cambridge exams. However, some universities, such as Boston, now accept GED students for degree programs based on their GED scores.


Here's a summary of the institutions that accept GED graduates:



Emphasizes practical training for success in the music industry, and GED graduates are welcome to apply.


Stadio Higher Education:

Accepts GED students for undergraduate degrees in Teaching and Law.


The Open University UK:

Welcomes GED students for online degree programs.


SAE Institute:

Accepts students with a SAQA letter to study Film and Sound Editing.


Academic Institute of Excellence:

Offers programs such as Electrical Engineering, Draughting, Business Studies, Visual Design, Architecture, and more to GED graduates.


Hyperion Dev:

Provides online bootcamps in partnership with Edinburgh University for full-stack web developers, software developers, and data scientists, with no SAQA letter required.


Boston City Campus & Business College:

Accepts GED graduates for degree studies, Higher Certificates, Diplomas, and no longer requires a SAQA evaluation letter.


Open Window:

Accepts students for certificates and undergraduate degrees in Visual Arts, including photography, film, and animation, based on GED results.


South African Nursing Council:

Confirms acceptance of GED graduates, along with a SAQA Certificate of Evaluation, for nursing studies through discussions with Netcare Education.


University of the People:

An internationally recognized online university that welcomes GED students to pursue bachelor's degrees.



Recently accepted a student for a Bachelor's degree after completing a Higher Certificate at Varsity College.


Helderberg College of Higher Education:

Offers GED students the opportunity to study towards degrees in Psychology, Education, Accounting, and Management.


Regent Business School:

Accepts mature-age GED students to study towards a BCom in Law.



Offers GED students the opportunity to study for a degree after completing NBTs, with each university having its acceptance policies. A letter from USAf is required.


Pearson Institute:

Allows GED graduates to apply for Higher Certificates, which are registered at NQF level 5, and subsequently for undergraduate degrees.



Offers GED students the opportunity to study for a degree after completing NBTs, with individual acceptance policies. A letter from USAf is necessary.


Embury Institute for Higher Education:

Offers a degree in teaching for GED students with a SAQA certificate.


African Institute:

Interested in enrolling GED students with a SAQA certificate for courses in Nursing and Healthcare.



Accepts GED students for Bachelor's degrees in the creative economy.


Varsity College:

Offers the Higher Certificate and welcomes GED students with a SAQA certificate. ECD courses are also available.


Please note that the list continues with numerous other institutions in various fields, from aviation to beauty therapy, business, engineering, design, and more. Individuals interested in these programs should contact the respective institutions for specific details.




SAQA stands for the South African Qualifications Authority. It is the official body responsible for overseeing and regulating qualifications and standards in South Africa's education and training system. SAQA plays a crucial role in ensuring the quality and consistency of qualifications across different education and training providers in the country.


Key functions of SAQA include:



Qualifications Framework:

SAQA has established the National Qualifications Framework (NQF), which provides a standardized framework for comparing and understanding different qualifications. The NQF helps ensure that qualifications from various institutions and sectors are comparable and have a consistent level of quality.


Quality Assurance:

SAQA works to maintain and improve the quality of education and training in South Africa. It sets criteria and standards for qualifications, which institutions and programs must meet to be recognized.


Recognition of Qualifications:

SAQA is responsible for the recognition of qualifications earned in South Africa and overseas. It evaluates foreign qualifications and determines their equivalence to South African qualifications.


Credit Accumulation and Transfer:

SAQA facilitates the transfer of credits between different institutions and qualifications, making it easier for students to progress in their education and training.


Information and Advisory Services:

SAQA provides information and advisory services to learners, educators, employers, and the public to help them understand and navigate the education and training system in South Africa.


SAQA plays a vital role in promoting the development of a skilled and educated workforce, ensuring that qualifications meet national standards, and enhancing the international recognition of South African qualifications. It helps maintain the integrity and quality of education and training in the country, which is essential for the growth and development of South Africa's workforce and economy.

Pre GED program:


  • The Pre-GED program, may be seen as a replacement for grades 10 and 11. 
  • For students under the age of 18 that completed at least grade 9 on the national CAPS syllabus.
  • Our Pre - GED program sets you on the road to eventualy completing your GED program.
  • No big exams, only tests

GED program:


The GED program, which stands for "General Educational Development," is a set of high school equivalency exams and educational resources designed to help individuals who have not completed a traditional high school education earn a credential that is equivalent to a high school diploma (Grade 12).



The GED program serves as an alternative pathway for adults or young adults who, for various reasons, did not graduate from high school but wish to demonstrate their academic proficiency and improve their job prospects.



Here's an overview of what the GED program is all about:



High School Equivalency Exams:



The core of the GED program consists of a series of exams in four subject areas:



Reasoning Through Language Arts (RLA):


Includes reading and writing skills, including essay writing.


Mathematical Reasoning:


Covers mathematics concepts, problem-solving, and quantitative reasoning.




Assesses knowledge of science concepts and the ability to analyze scientific information.


Social Studies:


Evaluates knowledge of US history, civics, geography, and economics.




Passing the GED Exams:


To earn a GED credential, individuals must pass each of the four subject area exams.


The passing score typically requires a score of at least 145 out of 200 on each subject test.





Flexible Testing:


GED testing is typically done at authorized Boston College test centers in South Africa


Candidates can take one subject at a time or all four in one day, depending on their preference and the policies of the test center.





Preparation Resources:


Our GED program provides various study materials and resources, such as study guides, practice tests, and online tools to help individuals prepare for the exams. These resources are essential for candidates to familiarize themselves with the content and format of the GED tests.







GED test-takers generally need to be at least 16 years old and must have an South African National ID. 







Upon passing all four GED subject tests, candidates are awarded a GED certificate as set by SAQUA to be an NQF Level 4 (Same as the CAPS Grade 12), which is widely accepted as a high school equivalency credential.


This credential can be used to pursue higher education, secure employment, or meet educational requirements for various purposes.





Career and Education Opportunities:


Earning a GED opens doors to a wider range of career and educational opportunities. It can make it easier to enroll in college or vocational training programs, qualify for better jobs, and achieve personal and professional goals.


The GED program is valuable for individuals who, for various reasons, were unable to complete their high school education but still want to demonstrate their academic competence. It provides a second chance for individuals to enhance their skills and credentials, improving their prospects for the future.