Frequently Asked Questions
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| Is an Adult High School Diploma the same as the GED®?
||No. They are different program tracks towards obtaining a high school credential. Please see below for additional information.
|What are the benefits of earning a GED?
|Will I receive a High School Diploma when I pass the GED® Test?||
|What does the percentile rank on my GED Transcript mean?|
|What if I don't pass all five subject areas of the GED®?|
Can I take the GED® Test online?
|What accommodations are available on the GED® Test for people with disabilities?||
Accommodations for disabilities are available. Paperwork to document and approve accommodations should be done as soon as the student enters the program and pre-testing is completed. Instructors can assist with this process.
|Can scores be mailed?||A letter from our offices will be sent when a student takes all five tests and they need to return for additional instruction due to a failing grade in on or more subjects/ otherwise the diploma will be sent via mail to inform of completion.|
|When will I get my diploma?||
Final diploma takes 4-8 weeks and will be mailed by the State Office to the student. Students need to make sure to update our offices as soon as possible with address/phone number changes to avoid delays in receiving diploma.
|I have a state issued ID not from North Carolina since I am not a North Carolina resident. Can I still take the GED®?||Yes, you can still take the GED®. Your ID does not have to be a North Carolina ID. Currently, there is no residency policy to test.|
|Can I take the GED® test in any other languages?||
Yes, you can take the GED® Test in English, Spanish or French. Spanish GED® preparation is through the curriculum ESL department. Please contact 704-330-6914 for additional information.
|What is on the GED® Test?||Please click here for additional information.|
|How long will the 2002 series of the GED® Test be in use? And, who will take over this test at that time?
2013 - Computer based testing will be available. Paper/pencil test will also be available. (2002 series still in use). All students need to complete 2002 series for diploma.
2014 - Introduction of new 2014 GED® Test; all testing will be computer-based.
|What is the Accuplacer Test?||
The Accuplacer Test is a standardized test that
The Accuplacer Test is a standardized test that assesses reading and math skills. This test is used for students who have completed Adult High School or the GED® Test. This test is required for students who would like to attend college. A preparation session is offered by CPCC for students who have applied for admission. Please contact Phillip Tran for additional information.
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