GED Test

The 2014 GED® Test is now available to test takers through GTCC's Pearson Vue Testing Center, conveniently located in the Adult Education Center at the Greensboro Campus.  If you are a test taker, you may sign up for the GED® test by creating a My GED™ account with GED® Testing Service at https://www.ged.com.  If you need assistance creating an account or registering for your GED® Test, you may contact GED Testing Service® at 1-877-EXAM-GED (877-392-6433). You may also call the Greensboro Campus Testing Center at (336) 334-4822 Ext. 53044 or come by to visit us Monday and Tuesday from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm if you have questions or concerns.  

Greensboro Campus Testing Center at GTCC
Adult Education Center
3505 E Wendover Ave.
Greensboro, NC  27405
*(Please request to speak with testing staff at the front desk, Adult Education Center, Rm. 127)


What is the 2014 GED® test?
The 2014 GED® test is a four-part test administered by states and jurisdictions to measure the skills and knowledge similar to a high school course of study. GED® graduates earn a GED® credential. The type of credential issued (diploma or certificate) varies by state.
The 2014 GED® Test Specifications

Four content areas:

  • Reasoning Through Language Arts (RLA) (150 minutes)
    • - Section 1 (35 minutes*)
    • - Section 2 (45 minutes)
    • - Student Break (10 minutes)
    • - Section 3 (60 minutes*)
    • *The time allotted for sections 1 and 3 may vary slightly, but the total test time will always be 150 minutes.
  • Mathematical Reasoning (115 minutes)
    • - Part 1 - (first 5 test questions) calculator not allowed
    • Part 2 - (remaining 41 test questions) calculator allowed
      • As of Friday, February 21, 2014, the standard time allowance on the GED® test - Mathematical Reasoning was increased by 25 minutes.
      • The time allowance for GED Ready™ - Mathematical Reasoning was also increased by 13 minutes.
  • Social Studies (90 minutes)
    • - Section 1 (65 minutes)
    • - Section 2 (25 minutes)
  • English and Spanish
  • Students can test three times on the same subject without waiting. After the third attempt, there is a 60-day waiting period before trying again.
  • Seven different item types:
    •    Extended response
    •    Drag-and-drop
    •    Drop-down
    •    Fill-in-the-blank
    •    Hot spot
    •    Multiple choice
    •    Short answer
  • Delivered on computer (not online)
  • Paper testing only available as an accommodation

Source: https://www.ged.com

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General Education Development (GED)

This self-paced, flexible program prepares adults 18 years and older who want to earn a high school equivalency diploma. Students must pass 5 separate tests: Reading, Writing, Social Studies, Science, and Mathematics. A one-time $25 fee will be charged for taking the GED tests.
The GED diploma is the legal equivalent of a traditional high school diploma and serves the same purpose in meeting most college admissions and job requirements.

Greensboro

*GED Online Courses are now available at both campuses. For more information contact High Point
Campus at 454-1126 ext. 55043
or Greensboro Campus at 334-4822 ext.53107

Greensboro GED Classes

On-campus: Classes held at 3505 E. Wendover Ave in the Adult Education Center.

Reading/Language I & II / Math I & II / GED
Days: M, T, W, Th, F
Times:Class times vary between 8:00a and 5:00p
Evening days: M, T, W, Th
Evening Time: 6p-9p

Off-campus:

Please call 336-334-4822, extension 53107, for details.

High Point

Students must take the GED Practice Test before taking the official GED Exam. Students must sign up at the intake office of building H3 before taking the GED Practice Test. The GED Practice Test is given on Mondays and Thursday from 9a-12n and 6p-9p in building H3, Room 135.
Students must arrive on time and bring verification of their TABE scores and a photo ID to be eligible to test. Students that arrive ten minutes after testing starts must go to the intake office of building H3 to sign up again to reschedule for the GED Practice test.

High Point GED Classes:

On-Campus: Classes held at 901 South Main Street.

Reading I & II / Language I & II / Math I & II /Computer Literacy
Days: M, Tu, W, Th
Times: 8:30a-11:30a / 9a-12p / 12:30p-3:30p / 6p-9p

Off-Campus:

These are combined classes for Adult Basic Education (ABE) and General Education Development (GED).

Guilford JobLink Center of High Point, 607 Idol Street
M -Th 9:00a-12:00p, 12:30p - 3:30p
Macedonia Family Resource Center, 401 Lake Ave.
M-Th 9a-12p
Community Development & Housing of High Point, 201 Fourth Street
M -Th 9:00a-12:00p, 12:30p - 3:30p
Open Door Ministries, 400 North Centennial Street
M-Th 9a-12:30p

Last Update 10/16/2014