This is an overview of GED® prep locations and testing sites in the Burlington area.
North Carolina uses the fully computer-based GED exam for HSE (high school equivalency) testing.
Additionally, the state welcomed the HiSET® and TASC™ tests for this purpose that are available both on paper and on a computer.
The HSE program offers adult learners who could not finish high school one more chance to earn an equivalent degree.
The HSE test measures knowledge at a level that compares to that of high school grads.
The GED exam has four separate modules, or subtests, in Literacy, Social Studies, Math, and Science.
You may complete the GED modules within two years.
HiSET and TASC come with five subtests because the section Literacy includes separate writing and reading tests. These subtests are also available separately.
Burlington HSE prep sites
Alamance Community College (Dillingham Center)
1304 Plaza Dr | Burlington | NC 27215 | Phone: (336) 506.4376
Residents of Alamance County wishing to earn their GED diplomas now also can take free GED classes at the May Memorial, North Park, and Mebane libraries through a partnership with Alamance Community College. These classes are available at no cost thanks to a $50,000 Library Services and Technology Act Grant.
Triad Goodwill Career Center (ACC)
3740 S Church St | Burlington | NC 27215 | Phone: (336) 506.4376
Burlington Housing Authority (Crump Village Education & Resource Center – ACC)
1211 Chandler Crt | Burlington | NC 27217 | Phone: (336) 226.8421 (ext. 210)
May Memorial Library (ACC)
342 S Spring St | Burlington | NC 27215 | Phone: (336) 506.4376
North Park Library (ACC)
849 Sharpe Rd | Burlington | NC 27217 | Phone: (336) 506.4376
Pathways to Education Growth (Alamance County)
2744 Ramada Rd | Burlington | NC 27215 | Phone: (336) 226.0249
Allied Churches Resource Day Center
206 N Fisher St | Burlington | NC 27217 | Phone: (336) 570.0851
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Locations around Burlington (cities by alphabet)
Danville Career Center
211 Nor Dan Drive | Danville | Virginia 24540 | Phone: (434) 549-8220
For All Danville area options click here
Teen Career Academy (TCA)
808 East Pettigrew St | Durham | North Carolina 27707 | Ph: (919) 489-8383 (ext. 28)
You can find all Durham area locations here: Durham area GED Classes
Alamance Community College-Carrington Scott Campus
1247 Jimmy Kerr Rd | Graham | NC 27253 | Phone: (336) 506.4376
Also available: HiSET and TASC high school equivalency exams. The school also offers the Basic Skills Plus Program, a great opportunity for Academic & Career Readiness students. Qualified students can attend High School Equivalency and college credit classes at the same time at no tuition cost! There are seven program options available: Early Childhood, Nurse Aide I, Machining, General Office, Manicuring/Nail Technology, Plumbing, and Pharmacy Technician. To qualify, applicants must be working toward their high school equivalency diploma and have a TABE score of at least 9. For further details call (336) 506.4388.
Graham Library HSE Instruction (ACC)
211 S Main St | Graham | NC 27253 | Phone: (336) 506.4376
3505 East Wendover Avenue | Greensboro | North Carolina 27405 | Phone: (336) 334-4822 (ext. 423)
For all Greensboro-area locations visit Greensboro GED Prep Classes
Church of God of Prophecy (RCC)
902 S Swannanoa St | Liberty | NC 27298 | Phone: (336) 633.0106
Reidsville Resource Center HSE Instruction
1551 Freeway Drive | Reidsville | North Carolina 27320 | Ph: (336) 342-4261 (x 2146)
Central Carolina Community College-Siler City
502 West 3rd St | Siler City | NC 27344 | Phone: (919) 461.8408
Testing sites in the Burlington area
Alamance Comm. Coll. (HiSET & GED )
1304 Plaza Dr | Burlington | North Carolina 27215 | Ph: (336) 506-4376
Alamance Community College
1247 Jimmie Kerr Rd | Graham | NC 27253 | Phone: (336) 506.4131
Guilford Technical College
3505 East Wendover Ave | Greensboro | North Carolina 27405 | Phone: (336) 334-4822
Danville Education Center
141 Goode Street | Danville | Virginia 24541 | Ph: (434) 799-6471
Central Carolina Comm. Coll. HSE testing
502 West 3rd St | Siler City | NC 27344 | Phone: (919) 777.7706
Piedmont Comm. Coll.-Yanceyville
331 Piedmont Drive | Yanceyville | North Carolina 27379 | Ph: (336) 694-5707
One GED test at a time
You don’t need to take all four GED modules in one session. You are given two years to complete the entire GED battery. So prepare for one part, pass that test, and move on to the next part. This not only applies to the GED. TASC and HiSET are also modular examinations, and they come with their own scoring systems. You may also want to take a look at this page that has links to all GED prep sites in America.
All NC community colleges are in the process of implementing all three options, but this is not the case yet everywhere. The passing score for each GED module was lowered to 145 (down five points) as it was set too high in comparison to what high school grads must command. More details can be read at this GED Passing Score news post. To see if you qualify, see GED testing in North Carolina.
HSE diploma benefits
The GED program is controlled by a joint venture of the ACE and Pearson VUE, the leading for-profit assessment agency in America. The changes (fee structure, delivery format, difficulty) have led to major obstacles for low-income and minority North Carolinians who struggle to acquire their high school equivalency credential.
The High School Equivalency credential, earned through the GED, TASC or HiSET tests, results in better job options and access to a college education. Following post-secondary academic courses is typically seen as the best way to make reasonable earnings. A secondary credential (high school or GED diploma) is crucial for advancement in education and the workforce, and will definitely result in better opportunities and a brighter future. HSE testing over the internet is NOT an option. Testing must be done at official North Carolina testing sites.
These very successful people all failed at first
Many people fear that they will fail, and herein lies the main reason that they won’t be successful. Most successful and wealthy people, though, have actually experienced serious setbacks and failures before they became the persons they are today, and they all, to a certain degree, had their failures in the past.
Steven Spielberg: Steven twice applied to the leading film school of the University of Southern California, and was denied both times. So he went to Cal State in Long Beach, and the rest is history….
Rowland Hussey Macy: His retail adventure could hardly be called a success at first in retail. The first four Macy’s stores that he opened were actually total failures, including the Massachusetts first real Macy’s store. In the period 1843 to 1855, all his stores went out of business due to very poor consumer demand and disappointing sales.
Sir James Dyson: This British inventor established the Dyson Company, and James absolutely believes in failure. He actually sees failure as a key element towards his success, more like the next step toward genuinely innovative solutions. When James Dyson was inventing the first Dual Cyclone vacuums (by the way, the first one to hit the stores came out in 1993), he had been devoting more than 14 years to the creation of more than 5,000 versions that all failed until he had made a vacuum cleaner that worked the way he wanted. The payoff is clear, as he set up an amazing corporation famous for its revolutionary designs and creativity.
Thomas Edison: This is the man who was giving us so many inventions, such as the light bulb. Success from failure is what characterizes Thomas Edison very well. He understood very well that success requires earlier failure, and that this would not stop him.
Tim Ferris: This is the man who created the ‘the 4 Hour Workweek,’. He has been changing the way many people look at life and work, and Tim’s work was actually rejected by almost thirty publishers until one offered him a chance to publish his great work. Well, The 4 Hour Workweek has been on every bestsellers list nor for years, and the book is available across the world. His last book, The 4 Hour Body, also went immediately to the top position on the bestsellers listing of the New York Times.
What can we learn from this? Well, there’s a sort of learning curve that affects practically every sort of business. For Rowland Macy, the retail business was actually not different. What probably made him successful was the fact that he decided to open a store at a top location in New York City, rather than in locations where demand was weak. Anyway, the fact is that Mr. Macy went through his first failures with his eyes wide open and that he had learned enough lessons to be able to not make the same mistakes later in his career.
What we see is that it’s not wise to stop trying if you have the feeling that success is so far away. Just remain focused, work hard, and have a little faith in yourself. Generally, there will be no success if you did not fail before, and you better learn to deal with it as it is just one of the facts of life.