GED Testing and Preparation
Horry County Schools Adult and Community Education WELCOMES you to our GED classes!
This program is an alternative means for adults to obtain a high school credential. The General Education Development (GED) test is a nationally recognized program. The test covers competencies in:
- Reasoning Through Language Arts
- Mathematical Reasoning
- Social Studies
A passing score of 145 is required to pass each section of the test.
In South Carolina, you must be 19 years and over to take the GED® test.
*** See the underage packet/ forms that are neccessary for approval for your age: Underage Forms ***
If you are years old, you must be under the jurisdiction of DJJ or court order letter must be sent into the state GED® office in Columbia.You must complete the entire Underage Packet with your parent/ guradian along with the DJJ Authorization to Release Information Form.
If you areyears old, you must complete the entire Underage Packet with your parent/ guardian.
If you are years old, you must complete the Request for Records form and the South Carolina Verification of School Withdrawal form signed by the principal or attendance supervisor of the last school you attended in Horry County. If your previous school was out of county/ state, we will require an official withdrawal letter on the school's letterhead which includes your name, DOB, last date of attendance- signed by an authorized staff member.
The GED test is administered throughout the year by the South Carolina State Department of Education.
It is given at various locations statewide.
In Horry County, the GED test is administered in the Conway & Myrtle Beach locations weekly,
excluding holidays/ breaks.
Click on the following links to learn more about GED testing:
Click on the following links for information and sample questions for specific subjects:
Why is getting your GED important?
Obtaining your GED offers better chances of furthering your education. If you are interested in a college degree, getting your GED allows you better chances of being accepted into a program, which in turn has the potential to lead to greater financial earnings. GED graduates, on average, earn $2,040 more a year than high school dropouts. GED graduates who attend community colleges, on average, perform as well academically as high school graduates. According to the GED Testing Service, 98 percent of all U.S. colleges and universities accept applicants with a GED diploma or certificate in lieu of a traditional high school diploma.