High School Equivalency Tests (GED)

Take the High School Equivalency Tests (GED) at RCCC

The Testing Center staff applauds your decision to take the high school equivalency tests. Many individuals just like you have taken similar examinations in order to obtain a better job or to continue their education. According to the GED Testing Service, the tests you will take assess your knowledge and academic skills against those of today’s traditional high school graduates. So come prepared and do your best.

Preparation for the high school equivalency tests is extremely important if you want to earn passing scores.
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College recommends the following to help you prepare for the examinations:

  • RCCC offers preparation courses through our Pre-College Studies Program on the North Campus and South Campus.
  • Purchase Official GED test prep material from the GEDTS (workbooks, practice tests, etc.).

About the Online High School Equivalency (GED) Tests

The 2014 version is a high school equivalency test battery that measures skills in four subject areas.  All tests must be taken and passed to earn your high school equivalency diploma.  The amount of time required to complete the entire battery of tests is 420 minutes (7 hours).  Studying, preparation, and practice-tests are recommended before taking the official test.  For further information or to complete registration to schedule testing, please visit GEDTS .

Reasoning through Language Arts – 150 minutes (a 10 minute scheduled break is provided)

Areas tested include reading comprehension, writing, and language conventions and usage.

Mathematics – 115 minutes

Areas tested include quantitative problem solving and algebraic problem solving.

Social Studies – 90 minutes 

Areas tested include United States history, economics, geography and the world, and civics and government.

Science – 90 minutes 

Areas tested include life science, physical science, and earth and space science.


A minimum score of 150 points is required for passing of each test.

Test Cost

Each individual test is $20.00.  The total cost for completion of the entire battery is $80.00. 

Appointment Only

To schedule an appointment for high school equivalency testing (GED), please visit MyGED .  You will need to create an account and follow the on-screen prompts for scheduling the testing. 

For further information, please contact Julie Poole Harvell (julie.harvell@rccc.edu, 704-216-3536).