High School Equivalency Diploma (HSE)
This course is designed for adults 16 and older who wish to earn a High School Equivalency diploma or brush up on their skills for college entry or employment.
For our Adult High School program, click here.
Sandhills Community College
3995 Airport Road, Pinehurst
Van Dusen Hall
M-Th, 8 am – 2 pm or MW, 6 – 9 pm
Contact Karen DeCata at (910) 695-3779 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
James Garner Center for Community Education
2332 NC Highway 705, Robbins
TTh, 6-9 pm
Contact Isabel Cain at (910) 246-4975 or email@example.com.
Sandhills Hoke Center
1110 East Central Avenue, Raeford
106 Upchurch Hall
M-Th, 8 am-2 pm or TTH, 5:30-8:30 pm
Contact Beckie Kimbrell at (910) 848-4300 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Qualifying students can take HSE classes in our online/hybrid class format. To learn more, contact Beckie Kimbrell at (910) 695-3779 or email@example.com.
A two-day or two-night orientation is required. Orientations are offered monthly in both Moore and Hoke Counties. With a valid score on the assessment, students will be placed in the appropriate level class.
Call 910-695-3980 (Pinehurst) 910-875-8589 (Raeford) or submit an Online Orientation Request to schedule your orientation date and time.
All 16- and 17-year-old minors must complete and have notarized a Petition for the Admission of a Minor form and meet with a college official prior to attending orientation. Accompanying the minor must be at least one parent or legal guardian. After downloading the form, obtaining all required signatures, and having it notarized, call Nicole Worley at 910-695-3784 to schedule an appointment.
Sandhills Community College offers official GED® and HiSET® testing. High School Equivalency testing is by appointment only and is held on the Pinehurst campus and at the Sandhills Hoke Center in Raeford.
We can assist you with the cost of the HSE test by providing vouchers for the first and last test.
A credit or debit card is needed to pay the testing fee(s).
GED® $20 per subject area/$80 for all subject areas
HiSET® $10 per subject area/$50 for all subject areas
Testers must bring a picture ID and Social Security card.
High School Equivalency Chief Examiner
113-A Van Dusen Hall
Why Earn a HSE?
Obtaining a High School Equivalency diploma is the gateway to new beginnings, new opportunities and new ways to view yourself and what is possible. It can help you start a new life at work and at home.
One study showed that a high school dropout who obtains a High School Equivalency diploma could see an income rise of 43 percent. Graduates make an average of $385,000 more in their lifetime than people without. That’s a raise of $12,000 a year for most people.
A High School Equivalency diploma becomes more lucrative when the student goes on to college. The average income for college graduates is $44,000, more than double the income of people who haven’t graduated high school.