High School Equivalency (former GED®)

The High School Equivalency program prepares adult learners, 16 years of age or older who are not currently enrolled in school, to obtain a high school equivalency credential by passing four tests: Reasoning through Language Arts (Reading), Mathematical Reasoning, Science, and Social Studies.

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  • Classes are FREE
  • Classes are offered in Chatham, Harnett, and Lee counties
  • Class opportunities are available mornings, afternoons, and evenings
  • Minors, 16 or 17 years of age, must pick up minor orientation paperwork prior to orientation class
  • A parent/guardian of a minor must schedule an appointment with the College and Career Readiness Office for which the student will attend classes
  • Contact your campus for orientation dates
  • Online classes are available and offered in Chatham, Harnett, and Lee counties

The GED® testing site is a wonderful complement to class instruction and can provide additional guidance as you draw closer to scheduling the online GED® test.

  • Sign up for free at MyGED® to receive information about the test, study tips, test tips, practice tests, and how to schedule a test
  • GED® FAQ
  • Click here for more information regarding GED® testing

Built on the OCTAE College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education, the HiSET® exam gives out-of-school youth and adults the best opportunity to demonstrate their skills and knowledge and earn a state-issued high school equivalency (HSE) credential.

Graduation ceremonies, complete with cap and gown, are held during the spring and summer semesters.