GED Classes Asheville, North Carolina

This page lists all GED prep locations and testing centers in the Asheville region. North Carolina uses two options for high school equivalency testing: the GED and HiSET.

The GED and HiSET exams can be taken both online and at certified test centers.

Online GED Classes

A simple and easy way of getting your GED diploma.

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The exams give persons who didn’t graduate high school an extra chance to obtain an equivalent diploma. Testing takes place at a similar level as what HS graduates must command.

The GED® comes with four separate subtests assessing a student’s knowledge of these subjects:

  • English Language Literacy
  • Math
  • Science
  • Social Studies

These modules (independent sub-exams) may be completed one test at a time and in any order.

The HiSET® has individual writing and reading tests, so five in total, that are available separately, too.

The GED exam is only available in a computer-based format, while the HiSET is offered both on paper and on computer.

In the past, HiSET or GED testing was only possible at certified testing centers. Now, however, that has changed with the introduction of online test-taking options. For information about online GED and HiSET testing, check below.

If you want to read more about HiSET and GED testing in North Carolina, such as testing fees or passing scores, go to “The North Carolina GED Exam.” 

Asheville GED Prep Locations

Asheville-Buncombe Tech-Asheville
340 Victoria Road, Asheville, NC 28801, Phone: 828 – 398 – 7700/7606
For the school’s Madison Campus registration, call 828 – 398 – 7700

Goodwill West Asheville (Buncombe County Career Center)
1616 Patton Avenue, Asheville, NC 28806, Phone: 828 – 398 – 7433/7687

GED North Carolina Requirements

Edington Education & Career Center YouthBuild
133 Livingston Street, Asheville, NC 28801, Phone: 828 – 398 – 4158
Provided by Green Opportunities. Green Opportunities offers support services, counseling, life skills workshops, and job search support.

Sylvan Asheville
1070 Tunnel Road, Suite 30, Asheville, NC 28805, Phone: 828 – 575 – 5204

Literacy Together
31 College Place, Suite B-221, Asheville, NC 28801, Phone: 828 – 254 – 3442
NOT a GED program, but Literacy Together helps students improve their job prospects or enroll in a High School Equivalency (HSE) program. Tutoring takes place twice each week for 1 hour at locations and times that are convenient for students.

NCWorks Career Center (Referral and Information)
48 Grove Street, Asheville, NC 28801, Phone: 828 – 251 – 6200

Craggy Correctional Center GED Program
2992 Riverside Drive, Asheville, NC 28804, Phone: 828 – 645 – 5315
Unavailable to the general public

North Carolina GED Practice Tests

Locations around Asheville (Cities by Alphabet)

Biltmore Church-Arden Campus
35 Clayton Road, Arden, NC 28704, Phone: 828 – 398 – 7433/7687

Blue Ridge Comm. Coll.-Transylvania County Campus
45 Oak Park Drive – Brevard – North Carolina 28712 – Ph: 828 – 694 – 1745/1731
Straus Building Library

Jacobs Creek Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center
984 Denton Valley Road, Bristol, TN 37620, Phone: 423 . 878 . 4021

Southwestern Community College (Swain Center)
60 Almond School Road, Bryson City, NC 28713, Phone: 828 . 366 . 2000

Yancey Learning Center (Mayland Community College)
107 Wheeler Hills Road, Burnsville, NC 28714, Phone: 828 – 766 – 1374

Oconaluftee Job Corps
502 Job Corps Rd – Cherokee – North Carolina 28719 – Ph: 828 – 497 – 5411 or 800 – 733 – 5627

Haywood Community College Adult Education
185 Freedlander Drive, Clyde, NC 28721, Phone: 828 . 627 . 4618
The Haywood Community College Foundation offers scholarships to female students seeking to complete the High School Equivalency (formerly GED) test. These scholarships are possible through funding from the New Start Program by Womansong to help with the cost of the HSE test.

Isothermal Community College (Polk Center)
1255 West Mills Street, Columbus, NC 28722, Phone: 828 . 395 . 1631

Blue Ridge Community College (Henderson County Campus Adult Education Program)
180 W Campus Dr – Flat Rock – North Carolina 28731 – Ph: 828 . 694 . 1745/1731
(Continuing Education Building, Room 211)

Lyndon B. Johnson Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center
3170 Wayah Rd, Franklin, North Carolina 28734 – Ph: 828 . 524 . 4446

El Centro Comunitario
505-B Brookside Camp Rd, Hendersonville, NC 28792, Phone: 828 – 693 – 1981

Catawba Valley Comm. Coll. High School Equivalency (HSE) program
2550 US 70, Hickory, NC 28658, Ph: 828 . 327 . 7000 ext. 4353
Check here for all -> GED prep sites in the Hickory area

The Literacy & Learning Center
675 S 4th St, Highlands, NC 28741471, Phone: 828 – 526 – 0863

Caldwell Comm. College & Technical Institute GED Classes
2855 Hickory Blvd – Hudson – North Carolina 28638 – Ph: 828 . 726 . 2230
For the school’s Boone Watauga Campus, call 828 . 297 . 8120

Johnson City Adult Ed. (Northeast State)
101 East Market St, Johnson City, Tennessee 37604, Ph: 423-354-5364
For all Johnson City area GED prep locations, <- check here

Kingsport Adult Education
1800 Legion Dr, Kingsport, Tennessee 37664, Ph: 423-378-8407
Check here -> for all Kingsport area prep sites

Pellissippi State Comm. College
7201 Strawberry Plains Pike – Knoxville – Tennessee 37914, Ph: 865 . 415 . 2379
For all Knoxville locations, visit Knoxville Area GED (HiSET) Courses

McDowell Technical Community College Adult Education
54 College Dr, Marion, NC 28752, Phone: 828 – 659 – 6001 ext. 160

McDowell County Job-Link Career Center (Fast Track Classes-MTCC)
316 Baldwin Ave, Marion, NC 28752, Phone: 828 – 659 – 6001 ext. 160

Marion Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 2405, Marion, NC 28752, Phone: 828 – 659 – 7810
Not open to the public

Asheville-Buncombe Tech-Madison Campus
4646 US 25-70, Marshall, NC 28753, Phone: 828 – 398 – 7700/7606

Madison County Jail-Literacy Connections GED Program
348 Medical Park Drive, Marshall, NC 28753, 828 – 649 – 2721
Not publicly available

Western Piedmont Comm. Coll. GED Program
1001 Burkemont Ave, Morganton, NC 28655, Ph: 828 – 448 – 6710
For all Morganton GED prep facilities, <- check here

Schenck Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center
98 Schenck Drive, Pisgah Forest, NC 28768, Phone: 828 – 862 – 6100

Mayland Community College Avery Learning Center
785 Cranberry St, Newland, NC 28657, Phone: 828 – 766 – 1327/1384

Isothermal Community College (Foundation Building, 1st floor, Oak Room)
286 ICC Loop Road, Spindale, NC 28160, Phone: 828 – 395 – 1631
The school additionally offers GED classes at

  • EvenStart at Carver Center, 141 Carver Street (in partnership with Rutherford Co. Schools)
  • Forest City-Dunbar Elementary School (in partnership with Rutherford Co. Schools)

Mayland Community College-Main Campus
200 Mayland Drive, Spruce Pine, NC 28777, Phone: 828 . 766 . 1327
MCC’s Adult Education Department also offers paper-and-pencil testing via the HiSET (High School Equivalency Test). GED instruction is available at these locations:

  • MCC Main Campus, Spruce Pine
  • Avery Learning Center, Newland
  • Yancey Learning Center, Burnsville
  • Old Mitchell County Courthouse, Bakersville

Southwestern Comm. College
447 College Drive, Sylva, NC 28779, Phone: 828 . 586 . 4091 or 828 . 339 . 4486/4272

Online HiSET and GED Testing Options

In the past, the GED and HiSET tests were not offered via the Internet. To earn your North Carolina HSE diploma, you had to appear in person at a state-approved North Carolina HSE testing site.

Fortunately, this has now changed with the arrival of online GED and HiSET testing options. An online proctor will see if your testing happens in accordance with the regulations. For more information about the online GED testing option, go to this post: The online GED test, and for details about the online HiSET test, visit The online HiSET exam.

Free online North Carolina GED classes

Asheville Area GED Testing Centers

Asheville-Buncombe Tech (Hemlock Building, Room 318, HiSET, GED)
340 Victoria Road | Asheville | NC 28801 | Ph: 828.398.7312

From here, cities by alphabet

Blue Ridge Community College Transylvania Campus (Straus Bldg, Room 125, HiSET)
45 Oak Park Drive | Brevard | NC 28712 | Ph: 828.694.1746

Haywood Community College (Hickory Building, HiSET, GED)
185 Freedlander Drive | Clyde | NC 28721 | Ph: 828.627.4648

Blue Ridge Community College (Sink Building, Room 230, HiSET)
130 Eagles Reach Drive | Flat Rock | NC 28731 | Ph: 828.694.1746

Southwestern Community College (Macon Annex HiSET Testing)
5 West Main Street | Franklin | NC 28734 | Ph: 828.339.4486

McDowell Technical Community College (Student Enrichment Ctr, Bldg 11, GED, HiSET)
54 College Drive | Marion | NC 28752 | Ph: 828.652.0657/659.6001

Western Piedmont Community College-Patton Hall, Room 30 (GED or HiSET)
200 East College Drive | Morganton | NC 28655 | Ph: 828.448.3134/6704

Isothermal Community College (GED or HiSET)
286 ICC Loop Rd | Spindale | NC 28160 | Ph: 828.395.1435 or 828.286.3636

Mayland Community College  (Phillips Annex, Room 6, GED or HiSET)
196 Mayland Drive | Spruce Pine | NC 28777 | Ph: 828.766.1326

Southwestern Community College (Oaks Building 100-F, GED, HiSET)
447 College Drive | Sylva | NC 28779 | Ph: 828.339.4486

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Last Updated on December 20, 2023.