General Education Development (GED)

The GED® Test Battery is based on high school curriculum standards and certifies mastery in the following five subject areas: reading, social studies, science, math, and writing. The GED® diploma is the certified equivalent of a traditional high school diploma.

Students may take courses to prepare for the battery of official GED® tests. Courses are offered in traditional classroom and lab settings as well as online. In some settings, students are able to work at their own pace.

photos of studentsStudents must pay a one-time fee of $80 before taking the official GED® tests.

Durham County Main Campus

MTWTh 8/25–12/11 9 a.m. –1 p. m. WHITE
MTWTh 8/25–12/11 5:30–7:30 p.m. WHITE

Orange County

MTWTh 8/25–12/11 9 a.m. –noon OCC
TTh 8/26–12/11 5:30–7:30 p.m. OCC
MTWTh 8/25–12/11 9 a.m. –12:45 p.m. OCSDC
MW 8/25–12/10 5:30–7:30 p.m. OCSDC

For further information about these courses and a complete schedule, please call 919-536-7218.

Pre–GED/GED® Online

Qualified students may prepare for the GED test from the comfort of their homes through Durham Tech’s online courses. Eligible students must have Internet access, be able to work independently, and attend a pre-online study orientation. For additional information, please call 919-536-7218, ext. 3003.or read GED Online Frequently Asked Questions.

GED® Testing Program

Durham Tech is approved to administer the General Educational Development Test Battery by the North Carolina State Board of Community Colleges and the American Council on Education. The GED® Testing Center on Durham Tech’s Main Campus provides regularly scheduled testing. GED® tests are NO LONGER administered at other off-campus locations in Durham and Orange counties. Testing accommodations are available to candidates with documented disabilities.

To sit for a GED® test, students must:

  1. Demonstrate mastery of the test content area by passing an official GED® Practice Test.
  2. Make an appointment at
  3. Endorse the appropriate GED® testing forms.
  4. Pay $80 for the entire test battery.

"See for Free" GED® Practice Test

From September 22 – October 3, 2014, all students can take the GED® Ready practice test for free at Durham Tech! Students can see whether they’re ready to pass the GED® test and get a personalized study plan to help focus their studying so they can score higher.

Anyone wishing to take the "See for Free" GED® practice tests is encouraged to call 919-536-7218, ext. 3003 to sign up for one or more of the following test sessions.

Main Campus Day Schedule:

Tuesdays, Thursdays
Sign in at 12:30 p.m.
Testing from 1:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Bldg. 8, Campus Security, room 811

Main Campus Evening Schedule:

Mondays, Wednesdays
Sign in at 6:00 p.m.
Testing from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Bldg. 1, College and Career Readiness, room 2

Orange County Skills Development Center, Chapel Hill:

Tuesdays, Thursdays
10:00 a.m. – noon
Room 104

Durham Tech Orange County Campus, Hillsborough:

Mondays, Tuesdays
10:00 a.m. – noon
Room 102

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