To sign up for High School Equivalency classes related to HiSET (or GED) or Adult High School classes, please sign up for a new student orientation here:
If you are lacking a few credits from high school, then you may be interested in our Adult High School program. The program is online so you can work from home, and support is provided both virtually and in person. You will need to submit your high school transcript to Courtney Jackson (336-386-3663; firstname.lastname@example.org) for evaluation to determine eligibility. Enrollment is limited, so contact us now..
You must be at least sixteen years old to enroll. If you are under eighteen years old, you must complete a student release form.
Surry Community College offers two assessment options for earning a High School Equivalency Diploma. Students can take either the General Education Development (GED®) test or the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET®). Successful passage of either test awards the same diploma issued by the North Carolina Board of Community Colleges. Free preparation classes are offered to give students an opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills needed to successfully pass the tests. Instruction is designed to meet each student's personal need, with a combination of online and in person options.
As a graduate of this program, you are eligible for a free
college class at Surry Community College. After receiving your HSE/AHS certification, simply apply at surry.edu/funding (in “other comments”, note that you are a graduate of the HSE/AHS program).
If you have any questions related to your diploma or continuing your
education, please contact Courtney Jackson at email@example.com or 336-386-3663
An orientation is required for all new High School Equivalency students and students returning after 90 days. This will be scheduled in one, four-hour day or night session. Any student age 16 or 17 must present a completed SCC Student Release form. Please call Courtney Jackson 336-386-3663, or Nichole Shores 336-386-3441 for dates/times.
MTWTh: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
TTh: 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
1461 N. Bridge St., Elkin
MTWTh: 9:00 am – 2:00 pmTTh: 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
MACS Community Central Office,
321 Riverside Drive, Mount Airy
630 S. Main St., Dobson
TWTh: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
TTh: 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
1001 College Dr., Yadkinville
To register, pay for, and schedule your GED tests, visit the GED Testing Service. 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. 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.
Cancellations must be made with Pearson Vue 24 hours in advance. If you have any questions or need assistance with your online registration, please contact Pearson Vue Customer Service at 1-877-392-6433.
On the day of GED testing, please check in at our Testing Center, located in the A-building at the main campus in Dobson, 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.
We are pleased to announce transfer of all North Carolina High School Equivalency (HSE) records (GED, HiSET and TASC) to DiplomaSender who will fulfill all records requests on behalf of the North Carolina State Board of Community Colleges, effective immediately. To request a record please visit Diploma Sender.
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Adult High School records requests will continue to be processed at the community college where the student earned the Adult High School diploma; not by DiplomaSender, nor the HSE Records Office. Contact Courtney Jackson 336-386-3663 for AHS Transcripts.
Choosing a college is an important decision, and we’re pleased that you’re interested in Surry Community College.