About the GED Program
How is it tested?
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.
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
GED® Schedule - 2021
A new schedule for the Fall Semester of 2021 will be provided soon!
What is required?
Students must provide a valid ID/Passport, AZV card, a AWG 5 Censo paper and a AWG 25 enrollment fee in order to complete the enrollment process. Students should have their own laptop computer/tablet to take advantage of online practice activities.
What are the costs of the program?
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.
What can you do with the GED® program?
The GED® offers those interested in continuing their education a chance to earn a high school equivalent credential, that would allow them to enroll in junior colleges in the US and some Canadian programs. This certification will also enhance options for employment if staying on Aruba. Through continued education, these adults can pursue career options that will benefit not only themselves, but also benefit Aruba's economy. From technical trades to business, the options are plentiful once a person has the GED®. Successful completion of the English Proficiency class and the GED® program will open many doors for adults in Aruba.
Thousands of traditional campus-based colleges and universities accept the GED® as equivalent to a high school diploma. Below is a list of the most prestigious ones.
Florida State University (FSU)
St. Mary's College of Maryland
University of South Carolina (USC)
Coastal Carolina University
Centennial College of Canada
For more information about the specific universities that work with the GED program please visit:
Please download the below PDF Files for more Information about the GED program.
GED - Passing the test
Ministery of Education - Dr. Armando Rudy Lampe
International School of Aruba - Mr. Willeford