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!

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
01/04/16 05/05/16 MTWTh MTWTh: 8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
TTh: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Elkin Center
01/04/16 05/05/16 MTWThF MTWTh: 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
MTTh: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
F: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Jones Family Resource Center
01/04/16 05/05/16 TTh 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Pilot Center
01/04/16 05/05/16 MTWTh MTWTh: 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
TTh: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
01/04/16 05/05/16 MTWTh MTWTh: 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
TTh: 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Yadkin Center


There is a mandatory one day, four hour orientation on SCC's main campus 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.

Orientation Dates Day Time Location
February 29 M 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. or
5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Pilot Center
March 1 Tues 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. or
5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Elkin Center
March 2 W 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. or
5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Jones Family Resource Center
March 3 Th 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. or
5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Yadkin Center
March 8 Tues 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. or
5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

GED Testing

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 GED Testing Service. 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.

Testing Hours

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.


Forrest Lineberry
Director of College and Career Readiness
(336) 386-3244

Jennifer Pardue
Chief HSE Examiner/Assessment Specialist
(336) 386-3674

Mary White
Program Coordinator - College and Career Readiness
(336) 386-3261

Nichole Shores
College and Career Readiness Transition Coach
(336) 386-3441

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