High School Equivalency Exam (GED® or HiSET®)
To earn a high school equivalency diploma, you can take either the General Educational Development (GED®) Test or the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET®). Both tests result in the same diploma. Central Piedmont offers free preparation classes to get you ready.
What You Will Learn
While classes are not required before you attempt the GED® or HiSET®, we encourage you to enroll in our free classes to increase your chances of passing the tests and earning your high school equivalency diploma.
Why Choose Central Piedmont
Central Piedmont's College and Career Readiness offers programs to develop students’ academic skills, earn a high school equivalency (GED® or HiSET®) or adult high school diploma, learn English as a second language (ESL), develop employability skills and participate in various work-based-learning experiences, or explore career and post-secondary educational opportunities. Many programs are free or at a very low cost for qualified participants.
Real World Education
At Central Piedmont, your education goes beyond what you learn in class. We offer numerous opportunities for you to enhance your learning — and to make friends, network, and pursue your passions — through clubs and organizations, sports, events and activities, leadership opportunities, job experience, volunteer experiences, visual and performing arts, and even international experiences.