Educational Opportunities

GED Testing Information



Southwestern Community College is an official Pearson Vue Testing Center offering the new 2014 GED® test. The new assessment will continue to provide adults the opportunity to earn a high school credential, but it goes further by measuring career-and college-readiness skills that are the focus of today’s curriculum and tomorrow’s success. Four content areas—literacy, mathematics, science, and social studies—will measure a foundational core of knowledge and skills that are essential for career and college readiness. The cost of the GED® Test is $20 per section.

Individuals receiving a total passing score of 150 on each test are awarded a High School Equivalency Certificate by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. This certificate is generally accepted on the same basis as a high school diploma when making application for employment, seeking a job promotion or applying for admission into a college or university.

Preparation:  An individual wishing to prepare for the GED® Examination should come to SCC for an initial orientation. Depending on the level of preparation necessary, a student may choose to enroll in Adult Basic Education, High School Equivalency, or Developmental Studies. In the event that any single test score is unsatisfactory, a retest may be taken after further study.

Test Sites: Test Sites are located in Swain, Jackson and Macon counties. For additional information, call 828.339.4486 or 800.447.4091, ext. 4486.