About the GED® Program
Almost every kind of job requires a high school diploma. It is a minimum requirement for admission to all post-secondary educational and vocational programs within South Dakota. Without a high school diploma, it is almost impossible to advance in your job or career.
The South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation recognizes the importance of this educational milestone and provides the General Educational Development (GED®) program to help you if you have not completed a regular high school program leading to a diploma.
The GED® credential is recognized across the nation as an equivalent to a high school diploma. The GED® test consists of five tests: Math, Science, Social Studies, Writing and Reading. The GED® test is available in English, Spanish, large-print, audiocassette, Braille and computer-based versions. Accommodations can be made available to examinees with disabilities.
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Starting in 2014, there will be a new GED® test. The current version of the GED® test is expiring at the end of 2013, and your scores will expire too if you do not finish and pass the test by then. Learn more about the testing window and what you must do.
Losing your money on fake GED® Certificates
Read a warning from the American Council of Education about fake GED® Testing Services.
GED® program nationwide
For more information about the nationwide GED® program, check out the GED® Testing Service website.
If you cannot find answers to your questions among the topics listed to the left, please contact:
Barb Unruh or Patty Hooker
South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation
700 Governors Drive
Pierre, SD 57501
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700 Governors Drive
Pierre, SD 57501-2291