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  GED - General Education Development (Awarded by the American Council of Education)

Fact: CEE is one of the few colleges who accept GED students into its Higher National Diploma programs. CEE has achieved an 'A' grade in its External Verification report by Edexcel UK for 2009-12.

Course Outline

GED—A trademarked acronym used for the General Educational Development Tests, a battery of examinations administered by states and jurisdictions to measure the skills and knowledge similar to a high school course of study. GED graduates earn a GED credential. The type of credential issued, diploma or certificate, varies by state. The GED Tests are developed, delivered, and safeguarded by content specialists, researchers, psychometricians, and other staff of the General Educational Development Testing Service™ (GEDTS), a nonprofit program of the American Council on Education®. The tests are owned by ACE.

In 2007, more than 728,000 adults worldwide took some portion of the GED test battery. Of that total, more than 614,000 (86%) completed the battery of five tests and 451,000 earned passing scores on the five-test battery.

What does it mean to "pass" the GED Tests? In order to pass the GED Tests, an examinee must have a combined passing score of 2250; in addition, each individual subject area test score must be 410 or greater. Those passing the GED Tests have demonstrated a level of knowledge equal to or greater than 40% of graduating high school seniors.

Benefits: Among the many benefits of the GED testing program, passing the GED Tests provides an opportunity for adults to continue their education. In fact, 95 percent of U.S. colleges and universities accept GED graduates who meet their other qualifications for admission, according to the College Board. A GED credential documents that you have high school-level academic skills. About 96 percent of U.S. employers accept the GED credential as equal to a traditional high school diploma, according to recent studies.

Content Covered:

The Tests of General Educational Development (GED Tests) are designed to measure the skills and knowledge equivalent to a high school course of study. The five subject area tests which comprise the GED test battery are:

  1. Mathematics;
  2. Language Arts, Reading;
  3. Language Arts,Writing (including essay);
  4. Science; and
  5. Social Studies.
Entry Requirements

Students may take the GED tests if:

  1. They are not enrolled in high school, and
  2. They have not graduated from high school, and
  3. They are at least age16 (different in different states), and
  4. They meet state, provincial, or territorial requirements regarding age, residency, and the length of time since leaving school.

Assessment / Tests
The battery of five GED Tests takes 7 hours and 5 minutes to complete. In some areas, you must take the entire battery of tests in one or two sittings. Other places permit you to take a single test each time you come to the testing center and may offer testing in the evenings. It may take up to several weeks for your scores to be reported back to you.

Length of Course
The program consists of 6-8 weeks of study in the morning / evenings (four days a week).

Students who successfully complete the program will be awarded with the GED certificate from ACE. CEE is only responsible for providing preparation to take the test and the test is registered with and undertaken at a third party location appointed by ACE.

Status of Qualification

Equivalency with American High School Diploma.

AED 4,000/- for the program inclusive of textbook, course materials and informal assessments (practice tests). Exam Fees are paid separately to the testing centres.

How to Apply
Centre for Executive Education
F12-14, Block # 6, Dubai Knowledge Village
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Tel: +971-4 390-0990 Fax: +9714 366-4684

American Council on Education, USA

Founded in 1918, the American Council on Education (ACE) is the only higher education organization that represents presidents and chancellors of all types of U.S. accredited, degree-granting institutions: community colleges and four-year institutions, private and public universities, and nonprofit and for-profit colleges. ACE represents the interests of more than 1,600 campus executives, as well as 200 leaders of higher education-related associations and organizations. Together, ACE member institutions serve 80 percent of today's college students.

In its role as the major coordinating body for all the nation's higher education institutions, ACE provides leadership on key higher education issues and influences public policy through advocacy, research, and program initiatives. ACE fosters greater collaboration and new partnerships within and outside the higher education community to help colleges and universities anticipate and address the challenges of the 21st century and contribute to a stronger nation and better world.

To support the organization's mission and vision, ACE's leaders have developed a core list of strategic priorities to drive operations. These include:

  • Advocating on behalf of key higher education issues
  • Increasing the number of adult learners who are college- and career-ready
  • Ensuring higher education has diverse, skilled and ample leadership
  • Positioning ACE as the most contemporary resource to guide colleges and universities in achieving their strategic goals in international relations
  • Working to improve ACE's effectiveness, efficiency, and financial strength

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can i get a list of FAQs on GED?
Please visit to gain complete list of FAQs on GED.

Can I enroll for any top up Diplomas / Degrees in Dubai after my GED?
Students who qualify the GED may apply for entry into the Higher National Diploma in Business offered by Edexcel and then further top up with over 70 Universities world wide for the final year in best case scenario.

Whats the benefit for me to study GED with the Centre for Executive Education?
CEE has been training students in GED since year 1999. Besides students who complete the GED get the opportunity to enroll for UKs most popular program the Higher National Diploma in Business accredited by UKs largest awarding body - Edexcel. Students also get fee preferrentials when they enrol for the HND Business after completing the GED.

Will CEE help me enroll for the GED exams?
Absolutely. The student is required to approach the counselor to assist them in registering for the exam dates.

When can i start preparing for the GED?

There is a new intake every January, April, June/ July, September, November.

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