High School Equivalency (HSE)
An educational journey is like a long train ride. We get on and off at different points along the way before reaching the final destination. Is your final destination a college degree, a better job, or simply personal satisfaction? Your ticket to board the train is a high school equivalency diploma. Earn it now and begin your journey to a brighter future.
Our caring instructors and staff will be your guides traveling with you from orientation to graduation. With day, night, and online options, our high school equivalency classes are located conveniently at all Surry Community College locations. Get your HSE diploma and board the train today!
- The GED® test, offered in English and Spanish, has four content areas: Reasoning through Language Arts, Mathematical Reasoning, Science, and Social Studies.
- Upon attaining minimum standard scores of 150 on each of the four tests and a total of 600, a high school diploma equivalency is awarded to the student by the State Board of the Community College System.
- Books, materials and instruction are provided free of charge. The testing cost for students is $20.00 per test for a total of $80.00 for the entire series.
- When you pay for one test, you get two retakes at no charge. After the third attempt to pass a test, you must wait sixty days before you can take the test again.
- Instruction is designed to meet each student's personal need.
Prepare for the HSE test in the comfort of your own home or anywhere you have Internet access. Once you’ve completed orientation, a minimum of 12 hours a month, just three hours a week, is all that is required for you to be an online HSE student.
Learning Center Hours
|Start Date||End Date||Day(s)||Time||Location|
|01/05/15||05/07/15||MTWTh||MTWTh: 8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
TTh: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
|01/05/15||05/07/15||MTWThF||MTWTh: 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
MTW: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
F: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
|Jones Family Resource Center|
|01/05/15||05/07/15||MTWTh||MW: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
TTh: 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
|01/05/15||05/07/15||MTWTh||MTWTh: 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
TTh: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
|01/05/15||05/07/15||MTWTh||MTWTh: 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
TTh: 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
There is a mandatory two day (three hours each) orientation required for new High School Equivalency students and students returning after six months. Students must bring a picture identification such as a driver’s license/permit or government issued photo and a social security card to orientation.
|March 16||Monday||1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.||Shelton-Badgett North Carolina Center for Viticulture & Enology|
|March 17||Tuesday||9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.||Shelton-Badgett North Carolina Center for Viticulture & Enology|
|March 17||Tuesday||5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.||A-Building|
|March 18||Wednesday||1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.||Shelton-Badgett North Carolina Center for Viticulture & Enology|
|March 19||Thursday||9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.||Shelton-Badgett North Carolina Center for Viticulture & Enology|
All GED testing is computer based and offered at the Testing Center on the SCC main campus. Paper testing will only be available as an accommodation.
To register, pay for, and schedule your GED tests, you can go to http://www.ged.com. If you have any questions or need assistance with your online registration, please contact Pearson Vue Customer Service at 1-877-392-6433.
Registration is required a minimum of 24 hours prior to the testing date/time you want to schedule. Seating is limited so early registration is strongly recommended. Cancellations must be made with Pearson Vue 24 hours in advance.
There is no GED Testing on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays or on National Holidays. No other testing will take place when GED testing is in progress.
You can schedule more than one test on any of the given testing days, but you will not be able to take all four GED tests in one day.
Open testing takes place the 3rd Monday of each month, from 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and the 3rd Wednesday of each month, from 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. At least one night time testing is scheduled per month from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. However, this schedule is subject to change.
On the day of GED Testing, please check in at our Testing Center, located in the A-building at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled test times so we can complete the admissions process. This will allow us to start your test according to the time you scheduled.
Terri D. Cockerham
Mary W. White