Getting Your GED
Can I earn a GED online?
The answer is...sort of.
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.
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:
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
- Migrant Education - High School Equivalency Program (for migratory and seasonal farmworkers--or their children--who are 16 years of age or older)
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.
- Includes practice exams en Español.
Official GED Testing
Author: Gaston County Public Library
Title: Getting Your GED
Revised: 20 May 2013