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.
North Carolina GED® graduates may receive
official copies of their transcripts at no charge by filling out
the attached form link to transcript request form or by coming
into our office at 200 W. Jones Street, Raleigh, NC,
between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. We do not accept
transcript requests by phone or through email.
We do not fax transcripts. A transcript must contain our raised
state seal and be delivered in an unopened envelope to be
|Please note the following:
- Duplicate diplomas are not available.
- The GED® Records office receives numerous
requests for transcripts each day. In order to serve the
public most efficiently, we kindly ask individuals to not
send multiple request forms for transcripts and to allow
20-25 business days to pass before inquiring if a request
has been processed.
- Originating fax machines provide “confirmation of
successful transmittal,” which serves as confirmation that
our office received your request. We do not verify receipt
of transcript or verification requests.
- North Carolina Adult High School transcripts can be
obtained from the college where the diploma was issued; not
from the GED® Records Office.
If you are a third-party education verification
company, please read new updated procedures,
effective March 1, 2013.|
Effective March 1,
2013, the GED® Records Office will only accept requests for
GED® verifications submitted on this Official North Carolina
GED® Verification Request Form. Click
to print Official North Carolina GED® Verification Request
The GED® Records office receives numerous
requests for verifications each day. In order to serve the public most
Official North Carolina GED® Verification Request Form
(you may include student signature on company form, but no other
Do not send cover sheets. (we need the time stamp
on the actual verification form for tracking purposes).
Do not send multiple requests of verification for
the same individual
Allow 25 business days to pass before inquiring
if a request has been processed.
Note that we do not accept electronic submissions
of GED® verification requests.
Originating fax machines provide “confirmation of
successful transmittal,” which serves as your confirmation that our
office received your request. We do not verify receipt of
We provide North Carolina GED®
verifications free of charge.
The student’s signature and FULL social security
number are required. Not providing ALL requested information will
delay the processing of the request.
Verification of North Carolina Adult High School
diplomas is to be obtained from the community college where the
diploma was issued, The GED® Records Office does not have
access to Adult High School transcripts.
Verifications will be returned via the FAX number
Please fax your
Official North Carolina GED® Verification Request Form
to (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.
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