1. If I am interested in the GED ® Program, how do I get started?
Visit http://www.gedaruba.com/register to sign up and we will update you whenever the next enrollment begins.
2. What is the minimum age for registering? Should I already have a degree or diploma?
Student must be age 17 or older, with or without a MAVO certificate or EPB certificate. (HAVO or EPI students are also accepted). Standard English proficiency: (TOEFL) with scores of 72 or higher, a 8 or higher for the English 'Eindexamen MAVO', completion of the English proficiency class, or an acceptable score on the program admissions test. Students should have their own laptop computer/tablet to take advantage of the online practice activities.
3. What is the start date of the GED ® program and what is the length of the course?
The next GED program will start in August 2020. It will take about 4 months to complete the program, but you can take as long as you need to complete it.
4. What will be the specific costs for the GED ® program? Are there any material costs that I need to be aware of?
As a government-funded program, students will pay only for the cost of each exam and a small enrollment fee of AWG 25. GED® exams are approximately $75 per section or $300 total for the complete certificate. GED Ready tests cost $5 per test. Additional fee: $110 for a hard copy of your diploma and transcript.
5. What will be the schedule of the GED ® program?
2021 schedule will be released shortly.
6. What does the GED ® test look like?
The current GED® Test consists of four content areas:
Reasoning Through Language Arts (RLA) (150 minutes)
Section 1 (27 minutes*)
Section 2 (45 minutes)
Section 3 (60 minutes*)
Mathematical Reasoning (115 minutes)
Part 1 (first 5 test questions) calculator not allowed
Part 2 (remaining 41 test questions) calculator allowed
Science (90 minutes)
Social Studies (70 minutes)
Tests consist of 7 different item types: (similar to how TOEFL reading is assessed)
Extended response, Drag-and-drop, Drop-down, Fill-in-the-blank, Hot spot, Multiple choice, Short answer.
7. How can I receive more information about GED ® and the GED ® program in Aruba?
8. What does it mean to 'pass' the GED ® test?
The GED® test has a passing score of 145 on each test part. Therefore, you will need to reach a score of at least 145 on each part and a total score of 580 across the four-part battery in order to receive your GED® test credential.
9. What are the benefits of earning a GED credential?
The biggest benefit of earning your GED ® credential is that it provides an opportunity for adults to continue your education.
10. Will passing the GED ® test get me into college?
Most U.S. colleges and universities accept GED graduates in the same manner as high school graduates. Be sure to check with the institution in which you are applying to see if they accept GED ® graduates. After earning your GED ® credential, sign up to take the ACT and/or the SAT. The colleges to which you apply may also require you to take placement or achievement tests so that they can determine whether you need additional coursework.
11. Are the GED ® graduates eligible for college financial aid?
GED ® graduates are eligible for a student loan from the government of Aruba. Next to this, some colleges also offer scholarships to GED ® graduates. More information regarding students loans and scholarships will be provided soon.
12. Do I have to take TOEFL before I can start the GED ® Program?
No. TOEFL is just one of the indicators we are using to anticipate success in the program. TOEFL is required by most colleges in the US and Canada for International Students. You will actually score higher on the TOEFL after you complete the GED Program. If are using the GED ® to continue your education in college, you will need to take the TOEFL.
13. How do I make the online GED® test?
All students must enroll (for free) with MyGED, as we will be using MyGED for classes and you need it to register for testing. Please find the instructions for signing up in the below PDF File.
Register for your test through your MyGED Portal. Once logged in click on Schedule test. Choose the subject for which you want to register. Choose the ISA Center and click next. Payment by credit card or voucher will be required.
14. Where can I find more information about the different courses (Math, Science, English and Social Studies)?
GED Math Website: https://sites.google.com/isaruba.com/gedmath/
GED Science Website: https://sites.google.com/isaruba.com/gedscience
GED Language Arts: https://sites.google.com/isaruba.com/gedrla/home
GED Social Studies: https://sites.google.com/isaruba.com/gedsocial-sciences/home
Any other questions?