High School Equivalency Diploma

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.

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Schedule of Preparatory Classes

HSE Online Classes Available
Online students must qualify. Assessments and information provided at orientation.

Sandhills Community College
Van Dusen Hall
M-Th, 8am- 2pm
MW, 6-9pm

James Garner Center for Community Education
2332 NC Highway 705
M-Th, 8am- 2pm
TTh, 6-9pm

Sandhills Hoke Center
1110 East Central Avenue
106 Upchurch Hall
M-Th, 8:30am-2:30pm
TTH, 5:30-8:30pm

Preparation Information

If you are 16 years of age or older, not currently enrolled in high school, and did not complete your high school education, our free classes will prepare you for the four High School Equivalency tests in Social Studies, Science, Literacy, and Mathematics.

Sandhills Community College also offers free High School Equivalency test preparation online.

Moore County
Mike Andrews
110 Van Dusen Hall
(910) 695-3998

Hoke County
Tammi Maynor
Hoke Center
(910) 875-8589


High School Equivalency testing is by appointment only and is held on the Pinehurst campus and at the Sandhills Hoke Center in Raeford. Students must register for computer-based testing at http://www.gedtestingservice.com/ged-testing-service. Students will need a credit card or debit card to pay the testing fee. A fee is charged per test. students will need to bring a picture identification and Social Security card to SCC to present to the tester.

Anna McPhatter, High School Equivalency Test Administrator
113-A Van Dusen Hall
(910) 695-3777

Contact Information

Moore County

Karen DeCata, Transitions Coordinator
115A Van Dusen Hall
(910) 695-3779

Hoke County

Tammi Maynor
Hoke Center
(910) 848-4300 or ext. 5738