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  Oct 02, 2023
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GED® Preparation: High School Equivalency Program (8515) (N.C.)

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Non-Degree Seeking


This program prepares students to obtain the knowledge and skills necessary to pass the official GED® tests and be awarded a state of Florida High School Diploma and be better prepared for postsecondary education. 

The Program

This program strives to motivate students not only to obtain a GED® diploma, but to continue their education to earn a postsecondary degree, certificate, or industry certification. Students in this program participate in four content-area assessments: Reasoning through Language Arts, Mathematics Reasoning, Science, and Social Studies. 

Application Procedure

In order to be enrolled in the GED® Preparation course number, students must be receiving concurrent instruction in at least two of the above subject areas and be at the 9th grade level or above in each of the courses. To be eligible for enrollment in this program and the associated coursework, students must:

  1. Be 16 years of age or older.
  2. Have legally withdrawn from elementary or secondary school with the exceptions noted in Rule 6A-6.014, FAC at
  3. Not hold a State of Florida diploma.
  4. Be functioning at or above a 9.0 grade level.

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Professional Coursework

Program Hours: 256 (Maximum Recommended Hours: 1,300)

Total Contact Hours: 256

Graduation Requirements

In order to be awarded a certificate of completion, students must have met the following requirements

  1. Fulfill all obligations, financial or otherwise, to the College before graduating.
  2. Students enrolled in the High School Equivalency program must pass the full battery (Reasoning Through Language Arts, Mathematical Reasoning, Science and Social Studies) of the 2014 GED® test with the required minimum passing score:
    • (145-164) - Pass / High School Equivalency
    • (165-174) - GED® College Ready
    • (175-200) - GED® College Ready + Credit (Articulation conversations are in-progress)
Note: Students are cautioned to pay particular attention to the following statements.
  • A student’s graduation date will be the date of the end of the College term in which the student has fulfilled all academic requirements.
  • Students who enter under the (2023/2024) catalog will be assigned to the degree or certificate requirements in effect during the 2023/2024 academic year. The student’s assigned catalog year will remain in effect as long as the student maintains continuous enrollment. Changes to requirements as mandated by law or by rule of the District Board of Trustees and FLDOE may supersede this provision.
  • Many courses in this catalog have prerequisite requirements listed in the course descriptions. Students are advised to be guided by these requirements.

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