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General Educational Development Program

TheOfficial GED Logo General Educational Development Program provides instruction to prepare individuals to take the official GED® tests. GED® testing is offered at all 58 community colleges in the North Carolina system and each college is an official GED® testing site. The official GED® tests are not offered online or through the Internet.

To obtain a GED® diploma, students must take a battery of five tests: Language Arts - Writing, Language Arts - Reading, Social Studies, Science, and Mathematics. To earn a passing score on the GED® tests in North Carolina, a candidate must earn a total score of 2,250 or higher on all five tests with no individual test score below 410.

The State Board of Community Colleges [per G.S. 115D-5(s)] has set the GED® testing fee to $35 for a complete battery of tests, including any re-testing. Any changes to GED® testing fees requires action by the State Board of Community Colleges.

More Information pertaining to GED® testing:

Diane Steinbeiser
State GED® Administrator
Director, Adult High School & Equivalency Programs
Prof. Development & Instructional Support

College and Career Readiness
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

GED® Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What is the current cost to take the GED® test?
  • Beginning January 1, 2013, the GED® testing fee for paper-based tests is $35 per student for a complete battery of tests including any re-testing.
  • This one-time fee shall be charged to all students who have not taken at least one paper-based test within the GED® battery prior to January 1, 2013.
  • Students who began the GED® test at the $7.50 or $25 rate prior to January 1, 2013, are not required to pay any additional fees.
  • This $35 charge will be in effect for the duration of NC Community Colleges offering paper-based testing.
I’ve already begun taking the 2002 series of GED® tests. Will I be able to continue taking these tests in 2013?
  • The 2002 series of GED® tests is currently offered via North Carolina’s community colleges. This series of tests will be available until December 31, 2013.
What’s the difference between the 2002 series of GED® tests and the new tests offered in 2014?
  • The 2002 GED® test series is comprised of five content areas: social studies, science, mathematics, reading and writing.
  •  GED® Testing Service announced that a new, computer-based assessment would be aligned with state common core standards.
  • The 2014 GED® test series is comprised of four content areas: literacy, mathematics, science and social studies.
  •  This new battery of tests will be launched January, 2014, replacing the 2002 battery of tests. Scores from the 2002 series of GED® tests are not transferable to the 2014 assessment.
I’ve heard all GED® tests will soon be delivered via computer. What does this mean?
  •  At this time, North Carolina testing locations do not offer computer-based testing. The $35 total fee noted above remains in place for paper-based testing.
  • In 2010 it was announced that, through a collaboration with Pearson Vue, GED® tests would begin a transition to computer-based testing, with all assessments being delivered via computer by January 2014.
  • System Office staff are working with GED® Chief Examiners at the colleges to implement the transition from paper to computer-based testing, beginning in summer 2013 with full implementation expected by 2014.
My testing location plans to offer computer-based tests in summer 2013. Does this mean I can no longer take the paper-based test?
  • Test-takers will continue to have the option to take the paper-based, 2002 battery of tests through December 2013.
Will computer-based tests cost more than paper-based tests?
  • GED® Testing Service currently charges a fee of $24 per test for computer-based assessments, with an additional $24 charged for any re-tests.
  • Through December 2013, any computer-based testing will be offered on a self-supporting basis, meaning students taking computer-based GED® tests would be charged the $24 per test fee.
  • At this time, the North Carolina Community College System has not yet identified the GED® testing fee for 2014. Any changes to GED® testing fees would require action by the State Board of Community Colleges.
Updated by Page Administrator Tuesday, June 25, 2013 10:40:47 AM