Intake Express event and vouchers to help with GED prep at CPCC

last modified Jul 30, 2014 04:44 PM

Central Piedmont Community College’s (CPCC) College and Career Readiness department invites local residents interested in earning a High School Equivalency Diploma to attend its upcoming Intake Express event on Aug. 7 and 8 in the college’s Education Center, located at 1412 East 4th St., in Charlotte.

During the event, attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about CPCC’s free classes for General Educational Development (GED®) preparation and the $64 in GED® test vouchers available to eligible test takers.

The Intake Express event will allow individuals to bypass the crowds and complete the steps needed to enroll in the college’s GED® Preparation program. These include:

  • attending a mini-orientation to learn more about College and Career Readiness and CPCC programs.
  • completing an initial assessment test.
  • completing any necessary entry paperwork. (A valid government issued photo ID card is required.)
  • signing-up for classes during an individual advising and referral session.
  • Participants should anticipate staying for a minimum of four hours during their Intake Express session on Aug. 7 and 8. If you have been enrolled at CPCC in the past, please have your student identification number available when you register.

    An appointment is required to participate in Intake Express. Appointments must be made prior to August 7.  To schedule an appointment, participants can call 704.330.6129 or visit the Central Campus Intake and Assessment Center (1412 East 4th St.) on Monday and Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday from noon – 6 p.m., or Friday from 9 a.m. – noon.

    The vouchers will allow qualifying students to first take the GED® Ready Practice Test at no cost (a $24 value) to determine their readiness to pass the exam and then the GED® Final Test for just $40, a 50 percent savings.

    “Combined, the vouchers will give our students an opportunity to save up to $64 on the General Educational Diploma practice test and final exam,” said Molly Bonnett, senior program coordinator for CPCC’s College and Career Readiness Department. “This savings will give our students the extra assistance and incentive they need to finish what they’ve started – complete their high school education.”

    To qualify for the vouchers, individuals must be enrolled in CPCC College and Career Readiness classes, obtain a minimum pre-test score and have completed the required hours of study.  Once these requirements have been met, students will receive voucher codes from their instructors.

    In addition to providing a GED® preparation program, CPCC’s College and Career Readiness department offers a variety of options to help students successfully transition to college or seek employment, including Pathways to Employment that combines academic refresher courses with occupational training, English as a Second Language courses, and a variety of work-related preparation classes.

    To learn more about the College and Career Readiness GED® Preparation program at CPCC, visit

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