This page contains a full listing of GED prep classes and testing sites in the Durham area. North Carolina offers two options for high school equivalency testing: the GED and HISET.
Both the GED and HiSET exams are offered online and at state-approved HSE (High School Equivalency) test centers. To learn more about the newly launched HiSET® and GED® online testing options, go to the bottom of this post.
The exams give individuals who never graduate high school an extra chance to obtain an equivalent degree.
Testing takes place at a level similar to what students must know upon graduating high school.
The GED contains four separate tests measuring a candidate’s academic proficiency in the subjects of
- English Language Literacy
- Social Studies
You can write these four modules (separate, independent sub-exams) one at a time if you wish and in any order.
The HiSET comes with individual writing and reading tests, so five overall, that can be taken separately, too.
The HiSET exam is offered on a computer and on paper, while the GED is fully computer-based.
Visit “North Carolina GED Testing” if you want to learn all about North Carolina GED or HiSET testing, like passing scores and testing costs.
Durham GED Prep Sites
Durham Technical Community College Wynn Center
1637 E Lawson Street, Durham, NC 27703, Phone: 919 . 536 . 7218 x 3003
GED classes are offered at the school’s main campus, the Orange County campus, and several other locations throughout Durham and Orange counties. For a complete class schedule, please get in touch with the school. Durham and Orange County residents may have the $104 GED testing fee waived because of a program, ConnectFunds, that offers financial support to Orange and Durham County residents who look for job training, additional education, or retraining. The on-site GED exam costs $104 in North Carolina; the online GED test costs $144 in the state).
Durham Literacy Center
1905 Chapel Hill Road, Durham, NC 27707, Phone: 919 . 489 . 8383
DLC has partnered with many agencies to provide literacy tutoring across the Durham area:
- Durham County Library
- Durham Technical Community College
- El Centro Hispano
- Made in Durham
- Durham Children’s Initiative
The Youth Employed & Succeeding (YES) Program
400 W Main Street (South Bank Building), Suite 604, Durham, NC 27701, Phone: 919 . 560 . 1200
The YES program helps eligible youth in the Durham area to improve basic reading and math skills through study skills instruction and tutoring. The program helps them to earn their high school or GED diplomas through enrolling in alternative educational settings.
Sylvan Durham & Chapel Hill
5117 Highgate Drive, Suite 100, Durham, NC 27713, Phone: 919 . 439 . 0515
NC Works Durham Career Center (Referral and Advice Only)
1105 S Briggs Avenue, Durham, NC 27703, Phone: 919 . 560 . 6880
Durham Correctional Center
3900 Guess Road, Durham, NC 27705, Phone: 919 . 560 . 0912
Not available to the public
Locations around Durham (Cities by Alphabet)
Alamance Community College (Dillingham Center)
1304 Plaza Drive, Burlington, NC 27215, Phone: 336 . 506 . 4376/4300
All Burlington GED prep options <- can be found here
Federal Correctional Institute Butner-GED Program
Old Highway 75, Butner, NC 27509, Phone: 919 . 575 . 4541
Not open to the public
307 W Weaver Street, Carrboro, NC 27510, Phone: 919 . 914 . 6153
The Student Coalition for Action in Literacy Education
101 E Weaver Street, Ste 201, Carrboro, NC 27510, Phone: 919 . 962 . 1542
NOT a GED program, but the support offered by America Reads tutors increases the literacy and math skills of local youths.
NC Works Orange County Skills Development Center
503 W Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516, Phone: 919 . 969 . 3032 / 245 . 4335
Vance-Granville Community College South Campus
1570 NC Highway 56, Creedmoor, NC 27522, Phone: 252 . 738 . 3212
Danville Community College-Middle College GED Program
1008 South Main St, Danville, Virginia 24541, Phone: 434 . 797 . 8564
You can find all Danville area GED prep locations <- here
Vance-Granville Community College-Main Campus
200 Community College Road, Henderson, NC 27536, Phone: 252 . 738 . 3212
Durham Tech Orange County Campus
525 College Park Road, Hillsborough, NC 27278, Phone: 919 . 536 . 7218 x 3003 or 919 . 929 . 0061
Job Corps of North Carolina
1096 US Highway 1 S, Kittrell, NC 27544, Phone: 252 . 438 . 6161
Vance-Granville Community College-Franklin Campus
8100 NC 56 Highway, Louisburg, NC 27549, Phone: 252 . 738 . 3212
Warren Correctional Institution GED Program (not open to the public)
379 Collins Rd, Manson, NC 27553, Phone: 252 . 456 . 3400
Empowerment Center of Oxford
216 Linden Avenue, Oxford, NC 27565, Phone: 919-691-5578
NC Works Granville County Career Center (For Referral & Advice Only)
111 Hilltop Village, Oxford, NC 27565, Phone: 919-693-2686
Central Carolina Comm. College (Chatham Campus)
764 West Street, Pittsboro, NC 27312, Phone: 919-545-8681/8666
GED classes are free and are offered in these Counties:
Wake Technical Comm. College Beltline Education Ctr
3200 Bush Street, Raleigh, NC 27609, Phone: 919-866-5421
A complete overview of Raleigh locations is available here -> Raleigh Area GED Courses
Piedmont Community College-Roxboro
105 North Main Street, Roxboro, NC 27573, Phone: 336.322.2486
GED classes are offered at PCC’s Business Development & Entrepreneurship Center
Lake County Advanced Knowledge Center (SVCC)
118 East Danville Road, South Hill, Virginia 23970, Phone: 434.955.2252
Vance-Granville Community College-Warren Campus
210 W Ridgeway Street, Warrenton, NC 27589, Phone: 252.738.3212
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Launching Online HiSET and GED Exams
The HiSET and GED exams were, until recently, not offered online. To secure your North Carolina High School Equivalency diploma, you had to report personally to one of North Carolina’s official HSE testing centers.
Fortunately, the arrival of online HiSET and GED tests has now changed all of that. For more information about online GED testing, go to ‘The online GED test,’ and for information about the online HiSET exam, visit ‘The online HiSET exam.’
Durham Area GED Test Centers
Durham Technical Community College (Building 10, Wynn Center, 3rd Floor, GED, HiSET)
1637 E Lawson Street, Durham, North Carolina 27703, Phone: 919.536.7220/7218
From here, cities by alphabet
Vance-Granville Community College (Room G1103-F, GED)
1547 S Campus Drive, Creedmoor, North Carolina 27522, Phone: 252.738.3510
Alamance Comm. College (HiSET/GED)
1247 Jimmie Kerr Road, Graham, North Carolina 27253, Phone: 336.506-4131
Vance-Granville Community College (Bldg 7, Floor 3, Room 7321, HiSET/GED)
200 State Road 1126, Henderson, North Carolina 27536, Phone: 252.738.3318
Vance-Granville Comm. College (GED)
8100 Highway 56, Louisburg, North Carolina 27549, Phone: 919.496.1567
Wake Technical Comm. College (HiSET/GED)
3200 Bush Street, Raleigh, North Carolina 27609, Phone: 919.334.1537/1538
Piedmont Community College (GED, HiSET)
1715 College Drive, Roxboro, North Carolina 27573, Phone: 336.322.2480/2142
Central Carolina Comm. College (HiSET/GED)
5910 Enterprise Park Drive, Sanford, North Carolina 27330, Phone: 919.777.7701
Central Carolina Comm. College (HiSET/GED)
400 Progress Boulevard, Siler City, North Carolina 27344, Phone: 919.545.8663/8665
Southern Virginia Higher Education Center (GED)
820 Bruce Street, South Boston, Virginia 24592, Phone: 434.572.5568
Piedmont Community College (HiSET/GED)
331 Piedmont Drive, Yanceyville, North Carolina 27379, Phone: 336.694.5707
Last Updated on December 6, 2023.