College and Career Readiness

General Educational Development® (GED)/ High School Equivalency (HSE)

The GED® Exams are computer-based but not offered online through the internet. The GED® and High School Equivalency (HiSET®) Exams offer high school equivalency credentials to individuals who did not obtain a high school diploma.

The High School Equivalency Exams are more in line with the state's Common Core Standards and are designed to help prepare students to be college and career ready.

The GED® Exam Series consist of literacy, mathematics, science, and social studies.

Classes do not have registration fees. However, students are required to pay examination fees. In North Carolina, all students taking the GED® Examination are required to pay a total of $104.00 and individuals taking the HiSET® computer-based exam battery must pay $75.00 that covers the entire battery of High School Equivalency exams.

Passing either one of the assessments will lead to the same High School Equivalency Credential.

What If I Took The GED® Exams Before and Did Not Complete?

For students who have taken GED® exams before 2014 and did not complete GED® requirements, these GED® exams have expired and you must start over. However, motivated and qualified instructors are in place to help you reach your educational goals!

For more information, please contact Tracie Buffaloe (252-538-4313) or email

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HiSET High School Equivalency Test and Credentials

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HiSET® Exam

Click the link below for information about the HiSET High School Equivalency Test and Credentials

ANNOUNCEMENT: Access to ETS myHiSET Account Available for a Limited Time

Prior to November 1, 2022, test takers who completed HiSET testing with ETS may access their ETS myHiSET account at the ETS website using their ETS myHiSET login information.

IMPORTANT: To access your historical test information on or after November 1, 2022, you must create a PSI myHiSET account using the same last name and email address as your ETS myHiSET account.

Under the Age of 18?

For students who are under the age of 18 years old and requesting to test, please contact the Director of College and Career Readiness at