GED North Carolina General Information

North Carolina GED Testing Info

North Carolina awards the North Carolina State Board of Community Colleges High School Diploma to candidates who pass the GED exams in North Carolina.

The GED testing fee in North Carolina is $25 for all five tests. The GED test is available in English, Spanish, and French languages in North Carolina and can be taken at any of the North Carolina Official GED Testing Centers. Be sure to check specific testing information with your local GED test center, since fees, schedules, test languages, and other requirements may vary.

To pass the GED test, you will need to score a minimum of 410 on each test, and an average of 450. Find out more answers about the GED test at the GED FAQ.

North Carolina GED Practice Test

The best way to make sure you pass the North Carolina GED test is to be prepared. If you think you’re ready for the test, or if you want to know what to study, you should take a GED practice test. North Carolina requires that you pass an Official GED Practice Test and score between 480 and 550 on the subject tests before taking the GED exam. Studying at home with a practice test can help you prepare and improve your GED scores. Find out about online GED practice tests for North Carolina.

North Carolina GED Testing Eligibility

In North Carolina, in general, you must be 18 years old and not have graduated high school to take the GED Tests. Students who are 16 or 17 years old may be eligible to take the NC GED exam, if they meet additional requirements, such as a release form signed by the superintendent of the last school district they attended and their parent or guardian. Individual requirements may vary at different NC GED locations. For complete information, contact your local NC GED test center.

Don’t take the North Carolina GED test unless you’re prepared. You can pass, but if you’re like most people, you’ll need some brush-up and to get familiar with the test. Find out about GED online classes.

North Carolina GED: College Eligibility

More than 60 percent of GED test-takers plan to go on to college. The GED exam can help you get there. Ninety-eight percent of colleges and universities in the U.S. accept the GED credential, though some colleges require additional tests, such as the SAT or the ACE. Check with the admissions offices of the colleges you’re interested in for their requirements. Beware of online high school degrees that colleges won’t accept.

North Carolina GED Retesting

If you took the NC GED test and did not pass, you can retest to improve your scores. There is no fee to retest in North Carolina. Contact your local NC Community College for information and requirements. GED retesting in North Carolina may be different at different community college locations. Before you test again, it’s a good idea to go back and study, to make sure that you’re prepared.

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North Carolina GED Testing Accommodations

You may ask for testing accommodations for physical or mental issues that may affect your ability to take the test, including learning disabilities, ADHD, psychiatric or psychological conditions, and physical/chronic health conditions. You will need relevant medical or academic records and a current evaluation of your condition by a doctor or psychologist, plus a detailed letter or report from your evaluator. You will also need to fill out an Accommodations Request Form for either ADHD, Emotional/Mental Health, Learning Disabilities, or Health Disabilities, which has sections for you, the GED Chief Examiner in your area, and your evaluator. Read the testing accommodations guidelines for more information.

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North Carolina GED Transcripts

You can get duplicate copies of your NC GED transcripts from the NC Community Colleges if you took your GED Test in North Carolina. Copies of your North Carolina GED transcripts are free of charge, but you cannot get a duplicate diploma. Use the Official North Carolina GED Transcript Request form. Follow the instructions on the form to fill it out and return it to the NC GED Office. The mailing address and fax numbers are on the form. It takes about 20 to 25 business days (around 4 to 5 weeks) to receive your duplicate NC GED transcripts by mail.



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GED NC Testing Centers and Test Prep

To find local GED schools in North Carolina, the best resources are local adult education centers, libraries, community colleges, and adult schools. Resources for GED classes in North Carolina are listed below, as well as North Carolina GED testing centers.


Local GED Programs versus Online GED Courses

Local GED programs provide classroom learning, often similar to high school programs. Online GED courses provide GED test prep in your home, on your own schedule. The GED Academy online GED courses create a customized learning experience to walk you through getting your North Carolina GED.


GED Programs in North Carolina

North Carolina has 58 comprehensive community colleges, serving 100 counties. Individual colleges have separate GED requirements, and you may choose the GED community college program that best serves your needs, regardless of what county you live in.


Your local GED community college may have specific requirements, even if you study online with another program. Check several community colleges near you to compare requirements and find the best program for you. View a directory of community colleges in North Carolina.


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