Basic Skills Future Students

Don’t wait anymore…it’s time to act now and start the process of enrolling at Wayne Community College and complete your High School Equivalency Diploma or Adult High School Diploma!

Below is information about our Basic Skills enrollment process.

New students and students who have not enrolled in more than a year go through an assessment to determine math and reading placement for the High School Equivalency Diploma (HSE) or the Adult High School Diploma (AHS) program. That process is referred to as Orientation. Orientations are scheduled during the afternoon and the evening and require four (4) sessions of attendance. The Orientation is handled on a first come, first served basis. Information regarding specific time, date, and place can be obtained by calling 919-739- 6908.

After Orientation, students can begin their program of study. Whether they choose the HSE Diploma program or the AHS Diploma program, a learning plan will be designed for the student. That plan can involve one or more of the following:

  • Taking a traditional class on campus
  • Taking a computer based class and studying at home and in the computer lab
  • Taking a class near your home or workplace at a community based class in Goldsboro or Mount Olive


Introducing the NEW 2014 GED® Program

The 2014 GED® Exam

The new GED® assessment continues to provide the opportunity to earn a high school equivalency diploma but now goes further by measuring career- and college-readiness skills necessary for today’s curriculum and tomorrow’s success. There are now four tests:

  • Reasoning through Language Arts is 155 minutes and includes a 10 minute break. This includes a 45 minute extended response item.
  • Mathematical Reasoning is 120 minutes, which includes a calculator-prohibited and on-screen calculator-allowed section.
  • Science is 95 minutes and includes some short answer items.
  • Social Studies is 95 minutes which includes a 25 minute extended response item.

For more information:

Basics Skills Department

(919) 739-6908