Robeson Community College

High School Equivalency

Mission Statement

In support of the mission of Robeson Community College, the High School Equivalency program is committed to promoting educational opportunities to the diverse populations of Robeson County and the surrounding regions. The High School Equivalency (HSE) program at Robeson Community College prepares learners to successfully pass the high school equivalency exams. 

The three nationally-recognized assessments used to obtain a state-issued High School Equivalency credential in North Carolina are GED®, HiSET® and TASC®.  Robeson Community College is currently offering the HiSET and GED®. All three High School Equivalency assessments are recognized across the United States and cover the same content areas. Passing any one of the assessments will lead to the same High School Equivalency Diploma issued by the North Carolina State Board of Community Colleges.

Prerequisites for Admission

  • Adults 18 years or older. (Minors 16 and 17 years old meeting RCC criteria may be enrolled if they meet certain guidelines.)
  • Do not have a high school diploma or high school equivalency diploma
  • Score 10.0 or higher on the Reading and Mathematics sections of the TABE (Test for Adult Basic Education)
  • Have a copy of an official transcript from their previous high school
  • Have an approved source of picture identification, such as a valid driver’s license, personal passport or official United States identification documents

Please see Orientation Schedule and testing schedule for dates and times.

If you need additional information about the High School Equivalency (HSE) program, contact Chris Richardson at 910-272-3485 or

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2014 Test Completers

Effective May 2, 2014, North Carolina transitioned its GED® credentialing process from the issuance of paper transcripts and GED® diplomas to a paperless electronic transcript system for students taking the test in 2014. As such, all 2014 GED passers have now received their electronic diplomas and transcripts. After May 2, 2014, when students pass the 2014 test, GED Testing Service will automatically email students their diploma and transcript free of charge. The 2014 tester has the option of ordering a professionally printed North Carolina GED® diploma which is also free of charge. Duplicate transcript and diploma requests will cost $15.00. Students will log onto their account for subsequent requests and may forward their transcripts to prospective employers, colleges or universities if they desire.

2002-2013 Test Completers

Fulfillment of historical requests through GED Credentialing™ for students who graduated during the years 2002-2013 will begin on June 1, 2014. Students will be emailed their transcript/diploma which they may forward to prospective employers, colleges or universities. Any duplicate transcript or diploma request will cost the completer $15.00. Test takers will need to sign in to GED Credentialing™ to securely order their duplicate transcripts, verifications or diplomas.

1940-2001 Test Completers

The NCCCS High School Equivalency (HSE) Records Office will continue to fulfill verification, transcript and diploma requests for individuals who tested before 2002. There will be no charge. Detailed information is posted on the NC Community Colleges web site at