International Students and the GED® Test

The GED® test is a U.S. high school (12th grade) equivalency test that is delivered in more than 60 countries around the world. Students who pass the GED® test receive a credential equal to a U.S. High School Diploma. Since it was first offered in 1942, more than 20 million adults have taken the GED® test to earn their diploma.

GED Testing Service works closely with partner organizations in countries who will help you with test preparation, what you need for test day, and passing the GED® test. Find a partner organization if you’re taking the test in one of these countries:

  • Bangladesh
  • Nepal
  • South Korea
  • Sri Lanka
  • Thailand
  • Ukraine


Once you pass the test, you’ll be able to:

  • Get a U.S. High School diploma. Passing the GED® test shows that you have high school academic skills. It also shows that you can write and understand English at the 12th grade level.
  • Pursue education and jobs internationally. Colleges and employers in many countries accept the GED® credential as equal to their country’s high school diploma.
  • Pursue education in the U.S. 97% of U.S. colleges and employers accept the GED® credential in place of a high school diploma.


The GED® test is a 5-subject test that measures skills that a U.S. high school graduate (12th grade) can demonstrate in key academic areas. Each subject is a separate test which can be taken individually or all at the same time. Learn more about what’s covered in each test subject:


Once you decide to take the GED® test, there are lots of resources to help you study and take the next step.

Start studying
Find a local Authorized preparation provider. You can also find study books and other study materials to help you prepare for the 2002 Series GED® Test at:

Important! Make sure you’re using study materials for the 2002 Series GED® Test. There have been multiple versions of the test over the years.

Schedule your test
Scheduling your test is simple with the MyGED® student portal. You can schedule 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from your computer.

  1. Go to and create your free MyGED® account
  2. From your MyGED® account, click on the yellow “Start Scheduling” button and set up your testing appointment
  3. Show up for your testing appointment and take your test

Choose if you want to take one test at a time, or take all five tests at once. It’s up to you!

Check your scores
Once you take the test, you can see your scores for 4 of the 5 tests instantly. The writing test is the only test subject you won’t get instant results for. To check your scores after your test:

  1. Log into your account
  2. Click on the “Scores” button to see a listing of all your scores

Request a transcript
Once you pass all five tests, go to and click on “International” to request your transcript.