Marcia Hultman

Cabinet Secretary

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High School Equivalency

Did you know, on average, workers with a high school equivalency earn almost $12,000 more annually than those who have less than a high school education?

If you have not completed high school, more education can help you:

  • Improve your employability,
  • Earn higher wages, and
  • Increase your chances at advancement.

Now is the time to learn about completing your high school equivalency.

Hundreds of South Dakotans take a high school equivalency exam every year. This is the second most common way of earning a high school credential after a high school diploma. In South Dakota, you can take the General Education Development (GED®) test as a high school equivalency exam.