High School Equivalency

GED® Test Preparation and Adult Basic Skills Classes Students can take classes that will help them improve their reading, writing and math skills to obtain a high school diploma, pass the GED® Test, or get a job. We also offer the GED Ready™ Official Practice Tests and are an official GED® Test Center. The Diploma Exam Preparation program helps students who do not have a high school diploma prepare for the GED® Test. The GED® Test has 4 parts:

      • Reasoning through Language Arts
      • Social Studies
      • Science
      • Math

All classes are FREE and offer GED Ready™ Official Practice Tests at no cost to eligible students. Adult Basic Education (ABE) classes are also available to help students who want to improve their basic academic and employability skills.

Classes are offered at CFCC’s downtown campus, North Campus, Burgaw Center, online and in other convenient locations throughout New Hanover and Pender Counties.


Registration Schedule for High School Equivalency Exam Prep Classes

All students must bring a picture ID with birth date and signature and Social Security card to register for the program. Minors must also bring a school withdrawal form, a notarized parental consent form, and be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.  All forms can be found in links below.

HSE Orientation and Registration schedule for fall 2019: click here


Click here for Express Enrollment Locations Spring 2019

Click here for Parental Consent

*Official school withdrawal form must be from last school district attended:

New Hanover Official School Withdrawal

Pender Official School Withdrawal

*Pender County students must have their withdrawal form signed by their school officials and the Pender County Superintendent/Designee located at Pender County Board of Education.

Other Official School Withdrawal

*All other students must have their withdrawal form signed by their county or district superintendent.

For more information about on campus classes call (910) 362-7182.

For more information about off-campus express enrollment classes call (910) 362-7457.

GED® Transcript Request

To enroll in Adult High School, GED® Test Preparation Classes, or Basic Skills Plus:

Age 18 or older:

  1. Bring a valid identification card (driver's license or state ID card).
  2. Know your Social Security number or bring your card.
  3. Obtain your official high school transcript in a sealed envelope.
  4. Attend the next registration and orientation.

Ages 16 or 17:

  1. Complete steps above.
  2. Bring your parent or legal guardian to registration.
  3. Obtain and complete a notarized parental consent form (available at CFCC's Wilmington campus or cfcc.edu/ce/basic-skills/ahs/ ).
  4. Bring a completed official school withdrawal form signed by the superintendent or designee (available at CFCC's Wilmington campus or cfcc.edu/ce/basic-skills/ahs/ ).