GED North Carolina- FAQ

How to get a GED in North Carolina?

North Carolina is offering students three alternatives if they want to get their high school equivalency (HSE) diploma, the GED, HiSET, and TASC tests. GED® testing is entirely computerized and includes 4 individual subtests while the HiSET and TASC exams come with 5 separate subtests.

The TASC and HiSET Language sections have separate writing and reading tests. The four GED subtests cover the subject areas of Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. HiSET and TASC testing can be done on a computer or on paper.

What are North Carolina GED testing requirements?

North Carolina GED, HiSET, or TASC test-takers must be 16 or older though, for 16 and 17-year old applicants, pretty strict requirements apply. They must, for instance, have written parental consent have permission from their school districts. North Carolina does not require HSE test-takers to be state residents.

Who qualifies for the North Carolina GED test?

The North Carolina HSE (high school equivalency) exam is for adults who quit high school prematurely. It offers them the chance to earn a credential that’s recognized as equivalent to a high school diploma.

Students who complete one of the 3 alternatives successfully are awarded the North Carolina High School Equivalency Credential. This document is all over North America accepted in the same way as a high school degree by educational institutions, employers, and government agencies.

Where are GED practice tests in North Carolina?

To get properly prepared for the North Carolina HSE exam, students are advised to take lots of practice tests. Some applicants learn better under the supervision of a tutor in a traditional GED prep class with practice tests while other students prefer to learn from GED prep books at their local library.

More and more GED students, however, benefit from online GED practice tests that are readily available over the internet, generally at no cost. Online study options are increasingly popular and offer a perfect solution for GED students that live in remote North Carolina areas.

What does the North Carolina GED cost?

GED testing in North Carolina is $80 ($20 per subtest). The TASC and HiSET exams are more affordable, $52 and $50 respectively. All three HSE exams have subtests that may be taken one at a time. To register for GED testing, applicants need to set up an account at the portal MyGED on

Where are North Carolina online GED classes?

Students have several options to learn for the exam. Some do better in a traditional classroom guided by an instructor while others prefer to learn from GED preparatory books. These days, however, an increasing number of GED applicants opt for an online GED prep course.

These online courses usually come with engaging video instruction and many practice tests that stimulate the learning process. Online learning is actually a great option for North Carolina GED hopefuls that live in remote areas. Keep in mind, though, that online learning asks for well-rounded independent studying skills and that a healthy portion of self-discipline is required.

Is there a North Carolina GED online test?

No, online GED, TASC, or HiSET testing is not possible. The North Carolina high school equivalency test is exclusively administered at state-designated testing sites (all 58 NC community colleges are HSE test sites). Getting all set for the North Carolina HSE exam by using an online prep course is perfectly okay but if you wish to earn your HSE credential, personal appearance at one of North Carolina’s testing sites is needed.

Is the North Carolina GED test offered on paper?

The North Carolina GED test is only offered in a computer-formatted version. The TASC and HiSET exams, however, are offered in both paper-based and computer-based formats.