High School Equivalency / GED® Test Credential
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.
A recent 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.
Currently, Sandhills Community College offers the GED® test credential. Over half a million Americans earn a GED® test credential each year. Well-known graduates include comedian Bill Cosby, Wendy’s founder Dave Thomas, news anchor Peter Jennings, actor and comedian Chris Rock, actor Michael J. Fox, Olympic gold medalist Mary Lou Retton, actress Kelly McGillis and creator of Famous Amos cookies Wally Amos.
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SCC YouTube Video Regarding GED® Test Credential
Preparation Information and Schedule
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