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Getting a GED in Wake County

If you did not finish high school, you can earn a General Education Development (GED) diploma. Most colleges and employers will accept a GED diploma in place of a high school diploma.

To earn a GED diploma, you must take the GED test. To learn more about GED tests, please click here.
Preparing for the test
The North Carolina GED program provides instruction to help you get ready for the test. All community colleges in North Carolina offer the GED program.
In Wake County, Wake Technical Community College offers programs to help you prepare for the GED test. To find a GED classes offered by Wake Technical Community College, please click here.
Wake Technical College also has an online program to help you prepare for the GED test. To enroll in the online GED program, please click here.
Taking the test
The GED test costs $7.50 to take. It must be taken at an official GED Testing Center. You cannot take the GED exam online.
The test takes more than seven hours to complete. It covers five main subject areas: writing, social studies, science, reading, and mathematics. To receive a GED diploma, you must score at least 2,250 on the test.
GED testing centers
The closest testing center for Raleigh area residents is Wake Technical Community College.
Wake Technical Community College
9101 Fayetteville Road
Raleigh, NC 27603
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