About the General Educational Development (GED) Tests
The GED is a set of five multiple choice tests in the areas of language arts writing, language arts reading, social studies, science and mathematics. The language arts writing test requires an examinee to write an essay.
The GED Secondary School Equivalency Certificate is awarded to examinees who successfully complete all five tests. Students passing the five GED Tests will be awarded a Grade 12 equivalency certificate from the B.C. Ministry of Education.
The GED certificate is NOT the same as the Dogwood Diploma awarded to students who complete the graduation requirements of the British Columbia Secondary School Program.
How to Register
Fill out an application form, available from any UFV Student Services Reception Desk and the the UFV Regional Offices.
- You must sign up for ALL five tests the first time. SPECIFY the DATE and LOCATION you want. Mail the application with a cheque or money order to the Victoria address given on the form. DO NOT mail the application form to UFV.
- If you need special testing arrangements (due to a learning disability, physical disability, religious preference, etc.) you must submit an additional form, and the application is 6 weeks in advance. Special arrangements can be made ONLY for the November and April testing sessions. The Special Accommodations form is available in UFV Student Services offices or on the Internet at www.bced.gov.bc.ca/ged/gedspecialaccom.htm.
- Your application MUST arrive in VICTORIA by the DEADLINE (four weeks in advance of the testing date, or six weeks if you are requesting special accommodations).
- You will receive your results about 3 weeks after the test session.
The GED Tests are given seven times per year at one or more of the UFV campuses. See the web site www.bced.gov.bc.ca/ged for more information about test dates, locations, and cost.
Specific UFV dates and locations, as well as application forms, are available at any UFV Student Services office.