Here, we post a full listing of GED prep classes and testing locations in the Charlotte area. North Carolina uses two options for the state’s high school equivalency testing program, the GED and HiSET.
The GED and HiSET exams are available both online and at certified testing centers.
The assessments offer students who quit high school before graduation one more shot at acquiring an equivalent diploma.
The HiSET® is available on paper and on a computer, while the GED is administered exclusively on a computer.
The GED® has four individual subtests in
- English Language
- Social Studies
These modules can be taken separately, one test at a time if you wish, and in your preferred order.
There are five HiSET subtests that are modular as well. Here, the Literacy portion is divided into writing and reading tests.
In the past, testing needed to be done at an official North Carolina test site. There was no online option.
Recently, that has all changed as new options for online HiSET and GED testing were introduced. Read more at the bottom of this post.
If you would like to read more about North Carolina GED eligibility criteria, testing fees, or passing scores, visit The North Carolina GED Test.
Charlotte GED Prep Classes (by ZIP)
Urban League of Central Carolinas
740 W 5th Street, Charlotte, NC 28202, Phone: 704 – 373-2256
Central Piedmont Education Center (@Central Piedmont Community College)
1412 E 4th Street, Charlotte, NC 28204, Phone: 704 – 330-2722
Fill My Cup Adult Literacy & GED Program
600 Seigle Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28204, Phone: 704 – 705-9797
BRIDGE Jobs Program GED Classes
2732 Rozzelles Ferry Road, Suite B, Charlotte, NC 28208, Phone: 704 – 377-5371
The BRIDGE program offers educational services to teens and young adults who quit high school prematurely. The BRIDGE Jobs Program is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that has been operating in Charlotte since 1987.
5301 Wilkinson Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28208, Phone: 704 – 372-3434
City Dive (@Arbor Glen Recreation Center)
1520 Clanton Road, Charlotte, NC 28208, Phone: 704 – 323-5073
Central Piedmont Community College (Cato Campus)
8120 Grier Road, Charlotte, NC 28215, Phone: 704 – 330-6778 or 704 – 330-2722
NCWorks NextGen Program (CPCC)
8120 Grier Road, Charlotte, NC 28215, Phone: 704 – 330-2722 ext. 3075
NCWorks NextGen is a comprehensive training, education, and employment program for students aged 16–24 who have barriers to employment. The NextGen program helps students plan, prepare for, and launch careers in high-demand sectors.
Cornerstone Career Development Center (Friendship Community Development Corp)
3301 Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte, NC 28216, Phone: 704 – 391-6695
Cornerstone Career Development Ctr offers on-site GED instruction in partnership with Fill My Cup. Enrollment is ongoing and available to anyone aged 16 and over who didn’t complete high school.
Central Piedmont Community College (Central Campus)
1201 Elizabeth Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28235, Phone: 704 – 330-6778 or 704 – 330-2722
Sylvan Charlotte-University Area
8310 Medical Plaza Drive, Suite F, Charlotte, NC 28262, Phone: 704 – 837-4624
Central Piedmont Community College (Harper Campus)
315 W Hebron Street, Charlotte, NC 28273, Phone: 704 – 330-6778 or 704 – 330-2722
9111 Monroe Road, Suite 160, Charlotte, NC 28270, Phone: 704 – 815-5822
11220 Elm Lane, Suite 104, Charlotte, NC 28277, Phone: 704 – 307-2981
GED Prep Classes around Charlotte (Cities by Alphabet)
Gaston College Kimbrell Campus
7220 Wilkinson Boulevard, Belmont, NC 28012, Phone: 704 – 922-6320
Classes are available at the school’s Dallas and Lincoln campuses. Attending a 3-day Basic Skills Student Success (BSSS) class (no cost) is required for all GED applicants. BSSS classes are held at the school’s Dallas Campus.
Emmanuel Pentecostal Church (HiSET Classes by MCC)
232 Hillview Street Extension, Candor, NC 27229, Phone: 910 – 898-9677
Christ Central Ministries GED Classes
125 Hudson Street, Chester, SC 29706, Phone: 803 – 519-7809 or 803 – 385-1556
Clover School District Adult Education-Clover Site
402 Knox Street, Clover, SC 29710, Phone: 803 – 841-8440
Rowan-Cabarrus Comm. College (South Campus)
1531 Trinity Church Road, Concord, NC 28027, Phone: 704 – 216-7192
Check out all GED prep options in the Concord area <- here
Gaston College-Dallas GED Classes
201 Highway 321 S, Dallas, NC 28034, Phone: 704 – 922-6376
NCWorks NextGen Career Center-Dallas
201 Highway 321 S, Dallas, NC 28034, Phone: 704 – 923-8410
located @Gaston College-Dallas Campus, Life Skills Building
Gaston Correctional Center GED Classes
520 Justice Ct, Dallas, NC 28034, Phone: 704 – 922-3861
Not available to the public
The Ada Jenkins Center
212 Gamble Street, Davidson, NC 28036, Phone: 704 – 896-0471 x 137
Clover School District GED Classes-Fort Mill Site
120 East Elliott Street, Fort Mill, SC 29715, Phone: 803 – 548-1900 or 803 – 810-8440
One on One Learning Center GED Prep
302 Tom Hall Street, Suite 6, Fort Mill, SC 29715, Phone: 803 – 547-3225
Sylvan Fort Mill
856 Gold Hill Road, Suite 108, Fort Mill, SC 29708, Phone: 803 – 380-8384
Gaston Literacy Council
116 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Way, Gastonia, NC 28052, Phone: 704 – 868-4815
The street name was changed from Marietta Street to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Way. The Literacy Council is still in the same location; just the street name was changed.
NCWorks NextGen Career Center-Gastonia
1391 Bessemer City Road, Gastonia, NC 28052, Phone: 704 – 853-5328
The NCWorks NextGen program helps eligible, low-income, or at-risk youth ages 16-24 with employment and education opportunities. The agency has offices in Dallas and Gastonia.
Central Piedmont Community College (North Campus)
11930 Verhoeff Drive, Huntersville, NC 28078, Phone: 704 – 330-4101
Huntington Learning Center Huntersville
9601-A Holly Point Drive, Huntersville, NC 28078, Phone: 704 – 896-9699
Omega Learning – Lake Norman
9810 Gilead Road, Suite A-103, Huntersville, NC 28078, Phone: 704 – 992-9525
15905 Brookway Drive, Suite 4104, Huntersville, NC 28078, Phone: 704 – 765-9995
Sylvan Lake Park Town Center
3804 Meeting Street, Lake Park, NC 28079, Phone: 704 – 815-5822
Lancaster YouthBuild (Communities In Schools Program)
1609 Pageland Highway, Lancaster, SC 29720, Phone: 803 – 285-2311
Lancaster County Adult Education Center
610 E Meeting Street, Lancaster, SC 29720, Phone: 803 – 285-7660
Gaston College Lincoln Campus
511 S Aspen Street, Room 118, Lincolnton, NC 28092, Phone: 704 – 748-5226
South Piedmont Comm. College
4209 Old Charlotte Highway, Monroe, NC 28110, Phone: 704 – 290-5243
SPCC offers HSE prep classes at many locations throughout Anson and Union counties, and classes are available throughout the year in morning, afternoon, and evening sessions.
Applicants must first attend an orientation and assessment session for proper placement, and this is done once a week in Anson County and once every two weeks in Union County. Orientation sessions are at the school’s Monroe campus (4209 Old Charlotte Hwy), as well as at the Lockhart-Taylor Center in Wadesboro. Please call the school for more information or to make an appointment.
Mitchell Comm. Coll.-Mooresville GED Instruction
219 N. Academy Street, Mooresville, NC 28115, Phone: 704 – 878-3232
Mooresville-Lake Norman Sylvan Learning Center
491 Williamson Road, Ste 204, Mooresville, NC 28117, Phone: 704 – 230-4196
South Piedmont Community College (L.L. Polk Campus)
680 US 74, Polkton, NC 28135, Phone: 704 – 290-5230 or 704 – 272-5456/290-5243
Rock Hill Adult Ed. Center
1234 Flint Street, Rock Hill, SC 29730, Phone: 803 – 981-1375
Cleveland Community College
137 S Post Road, Shelby, NC 28152, Phone: 704 – 669-4050
See all Shelby area GED prep locations <- in this post
Mitchell Community College
701 W Front Street, Statesville, NC 28677, Phone: 704 – 878-3232
I-Care GED Classes
1415 Shelton Avenue, Statesville, NC 28687, Phone: 704 – 872-8141 or 704 – 663-1923
Montgomery Comm. College HiSET Classes
1011 Page Street, Troy, NC 27371, Phone: 910 – 898-9677
South Piedmont Community College (Lockhart-Taylor Center)
514 N Washington Street, Wadesboro, NC 28170, 704 – 290-5243
Clover School District GED Classes-York Site
37 Pinckney Street, York, SC 29745, Phone: 803 – 810-8440
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Online GED, HiSET Testing
The High School Equivalency (HSE) exam (GED or HiSET) was never offered over the Internet. To acquire a North Carolina HSE degree, you needed to appear at one of North Carolina’s state-approved HSE testing sites in person.
Now, this has all changed with the launch of online GED and HiSET tests. An online proctor will check if your testing is done in accordance with strict regulations. More information about GED online testing can be found here -> ‘Welcoming the online GED exam.’ For information about the newly launched online HiSET exam, check out -> ‘Introducing the online HiSET exam.’
Charlotte Area GED Test Centers
From Charlotte, Cities in Alphabetical Order
Central Piedmont Community College (Central High Building, Room 248, GED)
1141 Elizabeth Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28235, Phone: 704-330-6886
Central Piedmont Community College (HiSET, North Building, Room 2102)
1320 Sam Ryburn Walk, Charlotte, NC 28204, Phone: 704-330-2722
Tri-District Adult Education Center (GED)
420 Knox Street, Clover, SC 29710, Phone: 803-810-8440
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College (South Campus, Building 1000, GED/HiSET)
1531 Trinity Church Road, Concord, NC 28027, Phone: 704-216-3468/3536
Gaston College GED Test Center (GED/HiSET)
201 Highway 321 South, Dallas, NC 28034, Phone: 704-922-6321/2433
Lancaster Adult Education Center
610 East Meeting Street, Lancaster, SC 29720, Phone: 803-285-7660/416-8902
South Piedmont Community College (GED/HiSET)
4209 Old Charlotte Highway, Monroe, NC 28110, Phone: 704-290-5841/5230
South Piedmont Community College (GED)
680 Highway 74 West, Polkton, NC 28135, Phone: 704-272-5338
Pearson Vue Testing Center (GED)
1234 Flint Street, Rock Hill, SC 29730, Phone: 803-981-1375
Montgomery Comm. College (HiSET)
1011 Page Street, Troy, NC 27371, Phone: 910.576.6222
South Piedmont Comm. College-Anson County (Lockhart Taylor Center, HiSET)
514 North Washington Street, Wadesboro, NC 28170, Phone: 704-272-5462
HSE testing is provided by all North Carolina Community Colleges
Last Updated on November 3, 2023.