High School Equivalency Preparation

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EVERYONE must attend an Information Session and take the TABE Placement Test first.

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What is the exam?

The High School Equivalency exams that are currently in place are the GED® and HiSET® tests. Students complete their High School credential  when they pass official tests on each of the subject areas:

º Reading         º Writing         º Science         º Social Studies         º Math

º Reasoning Through Language Arts       º Science         º Social Studies         º Math

Test Preparation Options:


Face-to-face classes offer quality instruction and are available throughout Wake County. See the list of classroom locations around Wake County.


Internet-based learning provides flexible hours, uses free online materials and allows students to work at their pace.
(Placement Testing, Orientation and Post-testing are at the Beltline Education Center.) 

A successful Online/E-Learning student will need to:

  • Be a self-motivated learner who is comfortable using online courseware
  • Take a reading placement test (TABE) and score on a high school level
  • Attend an orientation session (which includes initial paperwork) at the Beltline Education Center
  • Complete an official test every 30 days

High School Equivalency Program (HEP) for Migrant and Seasonal Farm Workers and Immediate Family
HEP is made possible through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education and provides migrant and seasonal farmworkers and immediate family with the necessary training to obtain the High School Equivalency diploma.