Getting Your GED
Can I earn a GED online?
The answer is...sort of.
Go to: http://www.elearningnc.gov/k-12_elearning/earn_a_high_school_diploma_ged_online/
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.
Go to: http://www.nccommunitycolleges.edu/colleges_map.aspx
North Carolina does not currently offer computer-based testing. Expected implementation for computer-based testing in North Carolina is July 1, 2013. See North Carolina's General Education Development Program page or contact the State GED Administrator for more information:
Go to: http://www.nccommunitycolleges.edu/basic_skills/ged.ht
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
- General Educational Development Program from the North Carolina Community College System
Go to: http://www.nccommunitycolleges.edu/basic_skills/ged.htm
- Gaston College
Go to: http://www.gaston.edu/conted/GED.php
- Gaston Literacy Council
Go to: http://www.gastonliteracy.org/dnn/GEDPrep/tabid/54/Default.aspx
- Cleveland Community College
Go to: http://clevelandcc.edu/index.php?page=learning_center
- Central Piedmont Community College in Mecklenburg County
Go to: http://www.cpcc.edu/ccr/ged
- Gaston College
- Migrant Education - High School Equivalency Program (for migratory and seasonal farmworkers--or their children--who are 16 years of age or older)
Go to: http://www2.ed.gov/programs/hep/index.html
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.
Go to: http://www.nclive.org/cgi-bin/nclsm?rsrc=219
- Includes practice exams en Español.
Official GED Testing
- Locate a Test Center
Go to: http://www.pearsonvue.com/ged/locate
Author: Gaston County Public Library
Title: Getting Your GED
Revised: 12 March 2014