Do you want to earn a GED (General Equivalency Diploma) or adult high school diploma? Then you are at the right place!

Degrees Available:

  • Adult High School Diploma
  • High School Equivalency Diploma (GED®; HiSET®; Multiple Pathways to High School Equivalency)

We also offer Adult Basic Education (ABE) classes that can prepare you for our GED or Adult High School program. If you are interested in ABE and GED/AHS classes, please see the FAQs below. 

In addition, we offer the POWER and POWER Pathways classes for adults with intellectual disabilities.

POWER PROGRAM INFORMATIONPOWER PATHWAYS INFORMATION

Frequently Asked Questions

Our courses are open to adults in the community who are 18 years of age or older. Sixteen- and 17-year-olds must complete a minor release form before entering our program.

Please contact your Guilford County Schools counselor or principal to learn more about the minor release process and obtain the required signatures. Or, if you are not currently enrolled in Guilford County Schools, contact Guilford County Schools’ Drop-out Prevention Office at 336-621- 4017 to learn more about the minor release process and obtain the necessary signatures.

That’s the best part. This program is completely free! We even have distance learning devices available for check out and HSE testing vouchers to pay for qualified students to take the GED or HiSET exams.

You are required to attend the Adult Education program classes that you register for regularly.  Students are expected to commit to attend 80% of their assigned class meeting times and to take periodic progress tests on the TABE (Test of Adult Basic Education) as required by the program for continued participation.

Once registered, students who do not meet our minimum attendance requirements and/or remain absent for 90 consecutive days will have to wait until the next July 1 in order to re-enter the program.

If you are enrolled in an online class only, you will be expected to complete a minimum of 12 hours of coursework each week.

If you are enrolled in both a face-to face-class and an online class, you will be expected to complete a minimum of six (6) hours of coursework online in addition to your classroom hours.

Students must also abide by the GTCC Code of Conduct to maintain good standing in our program.

To register for General Education Development (GED) or Adult High School (AHS) programs, you must complete a mandatory orientation and placement testing session.

Please call to schedule an orientation on campus today. Space is limited.

We have a new online orientation option for students who would prefer to complete orientation remotely. However, all online orientation slots are currently full for this fall. Please visit this page in January 2022 to complete an online orientation. In the meantime, face-to-face orientations are available in October and December 2021.

Online class options are also available, but online students are required to complete pre- and post-testing on campus before starting classes and periodically throughout the year.

We have opportunities for students to enroll online or in person during orientation most months of the year (July through early April). However, we do not admit new students between April 9 and June 30. 

Our 2021-22 enrollment periods for new students to start our classes after completing orientation and testing will be:

  • July 6-20
  • Aug. 18-27
  • Oct. 18-22
  • Jan. 5-14
  • March 14-18
  • April 4-8

You must fully complete the orientation and testing process before you may register for classes. Please call 336-334-4822 Ext. 53107 or Ext. 55087 to reserve your space and to learn more details about our schedule.  Students may choose from the following times to attend our in-person orientation:

Greensboro Campus

9:00 am - 12:00 pm or 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Monday – Tuesday 
Adult Education Building, Room 161-C
3505 E Wendover Ave
Greensboro, NC  27405
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High Point Campus

9:00 am - 12:00 pm or 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Monday – Tuesday 
Building H3 / Room 124
901 S. Main St.
High Point, NC 27260

Please arrive on time and bring a valid photo ID.

If you would like for someone to contact you, please fill out the following form:

GED Information Form

For further information, please call the Greensboro Campus at 336-334-4822 Ext. 53107 or the High Point Campus at Ext. 55087.

Greensboro Campus

3505 E Wendover Ave
Greensboro, NC 27405
Days: Monday-Friday
Day Classes: 8:30 - 10:30 am and 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Evenings: Monday-Thursday
Evening Classes: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

High Point Campus

3901 S Main Street
High Point, NC 27260
Days: Monday-Friday
Day Classes: 8:30 - 10:30 am and 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Evenings: Monday-Thursday
Evening Classes: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Please call 336-334-4822 Ext. 53107 for additional details.

Yes, we offer online GED® courses. We have online classes that meet day and evening and allow students to log in to work on their reading and math skills at their convenience and to interact with their teacher and other students live via Zoom. Just sign up at orientation.

For more information, contact the Greensboro Campus at 336-334-4822, Ext. 53107 or the High Point Campus at Ext. 55087.

This program is for adults 18 and older who want to earn a high school diploma. The program provides courses in a lab setting or online. Students must provide a sealed official transcript from the last school that they attended showing at least 15 high school credits earned prior to coming to GTCC, maintain strict attendance, and complete 22 credit-bearing courses to receive a diploma. Classes may include, but are not limited to:

  • English I, II III, IV
  • General Math
  • Consumer Math
  • Algebra I, II
  • Geometry
  • US History
  • World History
  • Civics
  • Geography
  • Physical Science
  • Earth Science
  • Biology
  • Health
  • Psychology
  • Intro to Computers
  • Computer Applications
  • Career Exploration
  • Marketing

Requirements will differ per student, so please contact the Adult Education Office at your respective campus for a review of your completed and required credits. 

We currently offer the following tests:

GED®:  Reasoning through Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, Mathematics

HiSET®:  Reading, Writing, Science, Social Studies, Mathematics

We also offer a new option for students called Multiple Pathways to High School Equivalency (MPHSE) which allows qualified students to combine traditional high school credits, Adult High School credits, High School Equivalency assessments, and a technology competency assessment to earn a High School Equivalency.

For additional information about the different testing and MPHSE options, please contact the Adult Education Department or Testing Center at your campus.

  • Greensboro campus: 336-334-4822 Ext. 53107
  • High Point campus: 336-334-4822 Ext. 55087

Limited vouchers are available for qualified GTCC students to cover the costs of HSE official tests.

Visit one of the test vendor websites below to set up an account, schedule a test, and/or request a transcript.  You will need an email address to set up an account.

You may sign up for the GED® test by creating a My GED™ account with GED® Testing Service at https://www.ged.com. If you need assistance creating an account or registering for your GED® Test, you may contact GED® Testing Service at 1-877-EXAM-GED® (877-392-6433).

HiSET test takers  may sign up for and schedule their HiSET exams at https://hiset.ets.org/  

GED®  and HiSET graduates all earn a High School Equivalency diploma issued by the North Carolina Community College System. Transcripts for graduates are available for order on each of the respective test websites or visit https://diplomasender.com/#/ to request an official transcript.

For more information or assistance in scheduling any of the high school equivalency tests, please contact your respective campus Adult Education Office. 

After contacting the Adult Education Office at your campus and discussing your options, staff will assist you in registering for the appropriate test.  You will take your test at one of the testing centers from the listing below:  

Greensboro Campus Testing Center at GTCC
Adult Education Center
3505 E Wendover Ave
Greensboro, NC 27405

(Please request to speak with testing staff at the front desk, Adult Education Center, Rm. 127)

High Point Campus Testing Center at GTCC
Building H3
901 S. Main St.
High Point, NC 27260

We are excited to announce a new opportunity for Adult Education students: Basic Skills Plus, a dynamic program designed to equip students with a competitive edge in today’s employment market.

Qualified students (based on CASAS and TABE scores) are enrolled in both High School Equivalency and selected Guilford Technical Community College courses tuition-free at the same time, with the support of an academic advisor.

The following programs currently have courses available fee-waived through Basic Skills Plus:

  • Nurse Aide I
  • Aviation
  • Certified Apartment Maintenance Technician
  • Customer Service Representative
  • CNC Machining
  • DSS Income Maintenance Caseworker
  • Global Logistics
  • HVAC/R
  • Welding 

To qualify for Basic Skills Plus, students must: 

  • Be enrolled in classes to earn a high school equivalency (AHS, GED, Hi-SET or TASC)
  • Meet certain educational requirements
  • Be 18 years of age or older
Call 336-334-4822 Ext. 53124 or email bdmock@gtcc.edu to begin to ensure you’re on the best path toward your career choice.

Our new High School Equivalency in the Community program allows students to complete paper-based lessons through the mail. This can be done in addition to in person or online classes, or can be a stand-alone option for students who may not be able to come to campus or connect with us online.

The college provides postage-paid envelopes, so you can complete the program at no cost. Download the lesson and the answer form to get started today! Just print, complete, and mail in, and our staff will call you to schedule an assessment and explain your next steps to earn your High School Equivalency diploma.

For questions or to ask about displaying our lessons at your community location, contact Krystal Gossett, Director of Adult Basic and Adult Secondary Education, at kbgossett@gtcc.edu or 336-334-4822 Ext. 53049.

GTCC's Adult Education department can provide bus passes for students currently enrolled in and attending our classes.

GED at GTCC