Do you want to earn a GED (General Equivalency Diploma) or adult high school diploma? Then you are at the right place!

Degrees Available:

  • Adult High School Diploma
  • High School Equivalency Diploma
    • GED®
    • HiSET®
    • Multiple Pathways to High School Equivalency

We also offer Adult Basic Education (ABE) classes that can prepare you for our GED or Adult High School program. If you are interested in ABE and GED/AHS classes, please see the frequently asked questions below. 

In addition, we offer the POWER and POWER Pathways classes for adults with intellectual disabilities.


Frequently Asked Questions

Our courses are open to adults in the community who are 18 years of age or older. Sixteen- and 17-year-olds must complete a minor release form before entering our program.

Please contact your Guilford County Schools counselor or principal to learn more about the minor release process and obtain the required signatures. Or, if you are not currently enrolled in Guilford County Schools, contact Guilford County Schools’ Drop-out Prevention Office at 336-621- 4017 to learn more about the minor release process and obtain the necessary signatures.

That’s the best part. This program is completely free! We even have distance learning devices available for check out and HSE testing vouchers to pay for qualified students to take the GED or HiSET exams.

You are required to attend the Adult Education program classes that you register for regularly.  Students are expected to commit to attend 80% of their assigned class meeting times and to take periodic progress tests on the TABE (Test of Adult Basic Education) as required by the program for continued participation.

Once registered, students who do not meet our minimum attendance requirements and/or remain absent for 90 consecutive days will have to wait until the next July 1 in order to re-enter the program.

If you are enrolled in an online class only, you will be expected to complete a minimum of 12 hours of coursework each week.

If you are enrolled in both a face-to face-class and an online class, you will be expected to complete a minimum of six (6) hours of coursework online in addition to your classroom hours.

Students must also abide by the GTCC Code of Conduct to maintain good standing in our program.

To register for General Education Development (GED) or Adult High School (AHS) programs, you must complete a mandatory orientation and placement testing session.

We have opportunities for students to enroll online or in person during orientation most months of the year (July through March). However, we do not admit new students between April 9 and June 30. July orientation dates will be posted here for the 2023-2024 school year.

You must fully complete the orientation and testing process before you may register for classes. Please call (336) 334-4822, ext. 53107 or 55087 or complete our online form below to reserve your space and to learn more details about our schedule. Students may choose from the following times to attend our in-person orientation:

Greensboro Campus

9 a.m.-12 p.m. or 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Tuesday
Adult Education Building, Room 161-C
3505 E Wendover Ave
Greensboro, NC 27405
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High Point Campus

9 a.m.-12 p.m. or 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Tuesday
Building H3 / Room 124
901 S. Main St.
High Point, NC 27260

Please arrive on time and bring a valid photo ID.

We have an online orientation option for students who would prefer to complete orientation remotely. Please visit this page for updates and a link to our next online orientation for our summer and fall 2023 semesters starting in July.

To enroll in our program, students will be required to come in person to take a pre-test, and to continue, students periodically will be required to come to campus for post-testing.

If you would like for someone to contact you, please fill out the following form:

GED Information Form

For further information, please call the Greensboro Campus at (336) 334-4822, ext. 53107 or the High Point Campus at (336) 334-4822, ext. 55087.

Greensboro Campus

3505 E Wendover Ave
Greensboro, NC 27405
Days: Monday-Friday
Day Classes: 8:30-10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Evenings: Monday-Thursday
Evening Classes: 6 p.m.-9 p.m.

High Point Campus

901 S Main Street
High Point, NC 27260
Days: Monday-Friday
Day Classes: 8:30-10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Evenings: Monday-Thursday
Evening Classes: 6 p.m.-9 p.m.

Please call 336-334-4822, ext. 53107 for additional details.

Yes, we offer online GED® courses. We have online classes that meet day and evening and allow students to log in to work on their reading and math skills at their convenience and to interact with their teacher and other students live via Microsoft Teams. Sign up at orientation.

For more information:

  • Greensboro Campus: 336-334-4822, ext. 53107
  • High Point Campus: 336-334-4822, ext. 55087

This program is for adults 18 and older who want to earn a high school diploma. The program provides courses in a lab setting or online. Students must provide a sealed official transcript from the last school that they attended showing at least 15 high school credits earned prior to coming to GTCC, maintain strict attendance, and complete 22 credit-bearing courses to receive a diploma. Classes may include, but are not limited to:

  • English I, II III, IV
  • General Math
  • Consumer Math
  • Algebra I, II
  • Geometry
  • US History
  • World History
  • Civics
  • Geography
  • Physical Science
  • Earth Science
  • Biology
  • Health
  • Psychology
  • Intro to Computers
  • Computer Applications
  • Career Exploration
  • Marketing

Requirements will differ per student, so please contact the Adult Education Office at your respective campus for a review of your completed and required credits. 

We currently offer the following tests:

  • GED®:  Reasoning through Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, Mathematics
  • HiSET®:  Reading, Writing, Science, Social Studies, Mathematics

We also offer a new option for students called Multiple Pathways to High School Equivalency (MPHSE) which allows qualified students to combine traditional high school credits, Adult High School credits, High School Equivalency assessments, and a technology competency assessment to earn a High School Equivalency.

For additional information about the different testing and MPHSE options, please contact the Adult Education Department or Testing Center at your campus.

  • Greensboro campus: 336-334-4822, ext. 53107
  • High Point campus: 336-334-4822, ext. 55087

Limited vouchers are available for qualified GTCC students to cover the costs of HSE official tests.

Visit one of the test vendor websites below to set up an account, schedule a test, and/or request a transcript.  You will need an email address to set up an account.

You may sign up for the GED® test by creating a My GED™ account with GED® Testing Service at 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).

HiSET test takers  may sign up for and schedule their HiSET exams at  

GED®  and HiSET graduates all earn a High School Equivalency diploma issued by the North Carolina Community College System. Transcripts for graduates are available for order on each of the respective test websites or visit to request an official transcript.

For more information or assistance in scheduling any of the high school equivalency tests, please contact your respective campus Adult Education Office. 

After contacting the Adult Education Office at your campus and discussing your options, staff will assist you in registering for the appropriate test.  You will take your test at one of the testing centers from the listing below:  

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)

High Point Campus Testing Center at GTCC
Building H3
901 S. Main St.
High Point, NC 27260

Want to earn a college certificate tuition-free while you complete your GED or AHS diploma?

We are excited to announce a new opportunity for Adult Education students: Basic Skills Plus, a dynamic program designed to equip students with a competitive edge in today’s employment market.

Qualified students (based on CASAS and TABE scores) are enrolled in both High School Equivalency and selected Guilford Technical Community College courses tuition-free at the same time, with the support of an academic advisor.

The following programs currently have courses available fee-waived through Basic Skills Plus:

  • Nurse Aide I
  • Aviation
  • Certified Apartment Maintenance Technician
  • Customer Service Representative
  • CNC Machining
  • DSS Income Maintenance Caseworker
  • Global Logistics
  • HVAC/R
  • Welding 

To qualify for Basic Skills Plus, students must: 

  • Be enrolled in classes to earn a high school equivalency (AHS, GED, Hi-SET or TASC)
  • Meet certain educational requirements
  • Be 18 years of age or older
Call 336-334-4822, ext. 55009 or email to begin to ensure you’re on the best path toward your career choice.

GTCC's Adult Education department can provide bus passes for students currently enrolled in and attending our classes.