North Carolina

Top Policies

You must be 18 years old to test in North Carolina; however, a waiver to test at 16 or 17 may be granted if the student meets the following requirements.

No, in North Carolina you’re not required to be a resident, but you must take and pass the last test in your battery in North Carolina to be awarded a diploma from North Carolina.

Some states allow people who don’t live there to take the GED® test and others don’t. You’ll need to check the residency requirement for the state that you’re interested to test in.

No, North Carolina doesn’t require you to prepare for the GED® test in an adult education classroom.

No, you’re not required to take the GED Ready® practice test before taking the official GED® test.

Price & Payment

North Carolina charges $20 per module for the GED® test.

Test Retake Policies

In North Carolina, there is no waiting period for your first two retakes. After taking a test subject 3 times, you'll have to wait 60 days each time before retesting. There's no limit to how many times you can test in a year.

You will receive two free retakes for every GED® test subject you purchase but don’t pass. GED Testing Service waives its $20 testing fee, North Carolina does not require any additional fees.

After taking a test subject 3 times (and not passing) you'll have to wait 60 days before retesting for each subsequent test and the price of your 3rd retake will be full price.

Transcripts & Diploma

There may be additional requirements that you need to meet. We recommend contacting your state’s office at (919) 807-7214 to find out more about your credential.

You can request your transcript and diploma here. Please read the web page carefully because the process is different depending on the year that you earned your GED® credential in North Carolina.

In North Carolina, the credential is called the North Carolina State Board of Community Colleges High School Equivalency Diploma.

Other Policies

Yes, in North Carolina you can take all test subjects on the same day if you can find a testing center with hours that accommodate it. 

It depends on whether or not that state has a residency requirement. Check the residency requirements in that state and don’t hesitate to contact the GED Administrator in that state with questions.

Diane Steinbeiser
GED Administrator
5016 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-5016
Transcript Requests: (919) 807-7139
For State Administrator: (919) 807-7214
Fax: (919) 807-7172