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High School Equivalency – GED, HiSET, TASC

(GED, HiSET, TASC)

Note: GED® is the registered trademark of Pearson, however it is often used to refer to the High School Equivalency exam. If you are unable to find information relating to GED®, please see references to High School Equivalency.” Other available test batteries include the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) produced by Educational Testing System (ETS) and Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) produced by Data Recognition Corporation.

Adult residents of North Carolina who have not completed high school may earn a High School Equivalency Diploma by passing a battery of tests. The battery of assessments, available as computer-based tests only for GED®, consist of reasoning through language arts (reading and writing), math, science and social studies. HiSET or TASC, computer-based or paper-based, offer a battery of five tests in reading, writing, math, science, and social studies. The high school equivalency diploma is awarded by the State Board of the North Carolina Community College System. Classes are available at no cost to the student through the Transitional Studies Department–morning, afternoons and evenings, both on campus and off–to provide instruction for preparation for these tests. There are fees associated with taking these tests, but the classes are offered free of charge.

For more information about Adult Literacy/High School Equivalency classes call 252 493-7892

High School Equivalency Test Center: 123 Leslie Building . . .

Contact Mary Hopkins at 252-493-7606 or 252-493-7628 for more information.