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David Recine

5 Ways to Study for the GED Online

Convenient home-based GED prep? Yes, it exists. Today, we’re going to look at 5 ways to study for the GED online.

#1: Official GED Online Prep with My GED

My GED is an online service provided by GED Testing Service, the official maker of the GED.

My GED is specifically designed for GED students who want to prep for the test online. One you register for my GED and log in, you can get a full practice test online, either for $24 or for free if you get a voucher from a local GED prep program. (You can also locate local GED prep programs through your My GED account.)

#2: Official GED Online Prep with the GED Testing Service Website

To access My GED at all, you need to register for the site. And to take full advantage of the GED prep tools on My GED, you’ll need to pay some money. That can be a hassle. While I do recommend My GED, it may not be the first thing you want to go to.

For faster access to high quality, official GED online prep, consider the other official website of the GED, the GED Testing Service Site.

You can find a number of great GED prep online resources through . There, free of charge and without having to register, you can instantly access the free, official GED online practice test. This free exam comes with study guides for every section. Other web-based GED Testing Service resources include a guide to the essay in the Reading and Language Arts GED, a GED math formula cheat sheet, links to online typing practice, and a guide to all of the different skills that you need in order to pass the GED.

#3: GED Online Prep With Quizlet

Quizlet is a website where you can create and use your own online flashcards and cheat sheets. It’s a fantastic resource for self-study. Aside from giving you tools to create your own personal materials for the GED, Quizlet also lets you look at GED prep created by other users. Check out Quizlet’s GED archives to see everything that’s already available.

#4: Build GED Skills and Knowledge Online With Khan Academy

OK, Khan Academy isn’t strictly “GED prep,” since none of their free online video lessons are specifically designed for the GED. Still, Khan Academy is an excellent go-to for just about any math, social studies, science, or language arts question you have as you prepare for the GED. Khan Academy’s video lesson library contains easy-to-follow educational videos about pretty much every academic concept on the GED exam.

#5: Organized Prep for the GED: Online Classes

You may already know that many community colleges provide free or very cheap GED prep courses.

But did you know that more and more colleges are also offering affordable prep courses for the GED online? A quick custom search of Google shows tons of college-sponsored online GED courses. Add the name of your city to the custom search, and you may even find some online GED courses based in community colleges near you.

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About David Recine

David is a test prep expert at Magoosh. He has a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and a Masters in Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. He has been teaching K-12, University, and adult education classes since 2007 and has worked with students from every continent. Currently, David lives in a small town in the American Upper Midwest. When he’s not teaching or writing, David studies Korean, plays with his son, and takes road trips to Minneapolis to get a taste of city life. Follow David on Google+ and Twitter!


2 Responses to “5 Ways to Study for the GED Online”

  1. Dasilene Destra says:

    Hi i would like to get my DEG online

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert Magoosh Test Prep Expert says:

      Hi Dasilene!

      That’s great to hear! 🙂 The best place to start would be the GED website. There, you can learn about the test and how to register for it.

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