High School Completion

CPCC offers two options for earning a high school credential:  the High School Equivalency Diploma and the Adult High School Diploma.

High School Equivalency Diploma: To earn a high school equivalency diploma, applicants can take either the General Educational Development (GED®)Test or the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET®).  Successful passage of either test results in the same High School Equivalency 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.

Adult High School Diploma: To earn an adult high school diploma, students must complete the number of credits/classes required to earn a high school diploma through Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.  An advisor will review each student's high school transcript to determine how many classes are needed to earn a diploma.  CPCC offers a flexible schedule of eight-week classes and distance learning courses so students can select the way they learn best!

If you are trying to decide which diploma is best for you, click here for a side-by-side comparison of the Adult HIgh School Diploma and the High School Equivalency Diploma.