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What is the purpose of the GED? 
The GED measures the general knowledge and thinking skills necessary to earn a high school diploma.  It is made up of multiple choice tests in five subjects:  reading, writing, science, mathematics and social studies.  If you pass all five GED tests, you will receive a South Carolina High School Equivalency Diploma (GED).

Passing the GED can be highly advantageous if you want to continue your education.  The GED can help you get enrolled in college and qualify for financial aid.  The GED also is a major requirement for many training programs, promotions and specialized assignments in the Armed Forces.
How do you sign up for the GED? 
It is recommended that you first take the practice test, called the Pre-GED.  The results of the Pre-GED will show if you are ready to pass all five parts of the GED, or if you need to brush up on some of your academic skills and knowledge.  If you decide to enroll in a GED preparation class, there are many available in the tri-county area for little or no cost.
How do I prepare?

GED Preparation - Programs offer day and evening classes and learning labs. Call or go online for more information on each program.

GED Test
The GED exam is no longer given at Fort Dorchester High School.  The new location is Dorchester Adult Education in Summerville.   Applications are also processed at this site. 

Dorchester Adult Ed link:

GED Testing Schedule:

More info: 

The application for the GED test is online at

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