High School Equivalency Exam
Since 1942, the GED has been updated three times – 1978, 1988 and 2002. But starting in January 2014, it’s a makeover and costs more.
The GED exam will soon be offered online – but it will be more expensive than the paper test now available. Some states, including New Jersey, are seeking alternatives.
Research has shown that GED recipients earn no more than high school dropouts. Only one in 10 earns a college degree. The exam is in the process of changing and so is some of the instruction.