High School Equivalency Program Overview
College of The Albemarle’s (COA) High School Equivalency (HSE) is designed for adult students who test above a 9th-grade level in math and reading but haven’t obtained a high school diploma.
This program will prepare you to successfully pass the official standardized HSE test. By passing the high school equivalency test, you’ll become eligible for a North Carolina Equivalency Diploma, which is nationally recognized as equivalent to a traditional high school diploma.
The HSE program includes:
- Instruction in social studies, science, literature/writing and mathematics
- Day and evening classes, both on and off campus
- Free use of books and materials
Seating is limited so register early.
Students can register to take the computer-based HSE test by visiting Pearson VUE™. There is a required testing fee to cover the costs of the high school equivalency test. For more information, please call 252-335-0821 ext. 2991.
When you register, please supply your:
- Social Security card
- State-issued photo identification (or passport or military identification)
If you’re a qualifying minor (age 16 or 17), please have your parent/legal guardian complete and sign our Minor Application for Admission.
Please have your Minor Application for Admission notarized. Contact our notary, Tessa Parnell, at 252-335-0821 ext. 2302 to make an appointment.
For Adult High School transcript requests, please contact Tessa Parnell at email@example.com.