Exceed College is an authorised GED provider of the American GED®


The GED® testing programme serves the purpose of making it possible to earn a Grade 12 (NQF Level 4) equivalent of a high school leaving certificate to facilitate employment or entry to further studies.


The term “GED” is a registered trademark of the American Council on Education (“ACE”), which is part owner of the GED Testing Service, who administers the GED® testing programme globally: 


  • A GED® test credential shows that the recipient has the same general level of academic achievement as a typical grade 12  high school graduate.
  • The test is computer-based and is made up of four test subjects. 
  • The test includes written responses that assess the test-taker’s thinking and writing skills, known as “constructed response” items. 
  • To ensure the GED® continues to measure the content and skills included in the current high school curriculum, the GED® test undergoes regular review and revision.
  • The GED® also offers a Readiness Assessment which determines whether or not you have the skills, or which skills you need to practice, in order to pass the GED® test. 
  • The GED® Readiness Assessment indicates the level of your skills in critical thinking, problem-solving, and in reading and writing.
  • The GED® test is aligned to leading college-and career-readiness standards.
  • On successful completion of the GED® test, the learner will be issued a GED® Grade 12 High School Equivalency Credential issued by the Office of the State Superintendent of Education for Washington, DC.
  • The GED® test is accepted as an grade 12 equivalent to a high school diploma
  • In addition, the Office of the State Superintendent of Education in Washington DC has reviewed the test and determined that it meets their requirements in order to be granted a High School Equivalency Credential from Washington DC.
  • The GED Program was evaluated by SAQA (South African Qualifications Authority and deemed to be the equivalent to a grade 12 – NQF Level 4