In order to be eligible for a General Achievement Diploma, a candidate must be at least 18 years of age and not enrolled in a public school or not otherwise meet the compulsory school attendance requirements of Va. Code § 22.1-254. Candidates must earn a total of twenty standard units of credit including the following:
|Mathematics (Alg. 1 or above)||3|
· VA & US History (1)
· VA & US Government (1)
|Health & PE||2|
|Fine Arts or CTE||1|
|Economics & Personal Finance||1|
|Electives (two sequential)||9|
The required standard units of credit may be earned by enrolling in:
- a public school if the candidate meets the age requirements;
- a community college or other institution of higher education;
- an adult high school program; or
- a correspondence, distance learning, and/or an online courses.
Candidates for a General Achievement Diploma must achieve a passing score on the GED examination.