Gaston County Public Library

Getting Your GED

Can I earn a GED online?

The answer is...sort of.
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GED preparation courses are offered at all of North Carolina's community colleges, and several of these community colleges offer those courses online. However, you should pick a community college near you as you will have to spend at least some time on the college campus for paperwork, pre-tests, orientation, etc.
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See North Carolina's High School Equivalency Program page or contact the State GED Administrator for more information:
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State GED® Administrator
North Carolina Community College System
200 West Jones Street, Raleigh, NC
Raleigh, NC 27603

Office: (919) 807-7214
FAX: (919) 807-7172 or (919) 807-7164

There are many websites offering high school diplomas for a fee. Unless the institution is accredited by North Carolina’s Department of Public Instruction, these "degrees" will not be accepted at most colleges or employers. Watch the following video to learn more:

GED Preparation Classes

Free Online Practice Exams

  • LearningExpress Library allows you to take GED practice exams, preparation courses and skills improvement classes online. Select "GED Peparation" from the menu on the left. Library card required.
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    • Includes practice exams en Español.

Official GED Testing



Author: Gaston County Public Library
Title: Getting Your GED
Revised: 28 October 2015