The Darlington County Adult Education strives to help students attain their GED credential through direct instruction, practice testing, computer-assisted instruction, and registration assistance. Call (843) 398-2856 for more information.
South Carolina Residents: (You must have a ID issued by the SC Department of Motor Vehicles to be considered a state resident).
$80.00 for full 5-test paper/pencil examination.
$16.00 for each separate paper/pencil retest.
$150.00 for full computerized test.
$30.00 for each separate computerized subtest.
$160.00 for full 5-test examination
$32.00 for each separate retest
(If you have an out-of-state ID, a military ID, an immigration document, or a Passport, you must pay the non-state resident fee)
For more information see brochure and application.
General Educational Development (GED)
Many adults who did not complete a high school program of instruction have continued to learn through a variety of experiences encountered in everyday life. The purpose of the GED Testing Program is to provide an opportunity for these individuals to have the learning acquired from such educational experiences evaluated and recognized. The GED Tests make it possible for qualified individuals to earn a high school credential, thus providing opportunities for hundreds of thousands of adults to:
· Pursue higher education
· Obtain jobs or job promotions
· Achieve personal goals
· Enlist in military service
In South Carolina, approximately 9,000 adults take the GED examination each year. Approximately 70 percent earn passing scores and are awarded a South Carolina High School Equivalency Diploma each year. The GED examination is a nationally normed examination. Graduating high school seniors are administered portions of the GED examination. The passing score is set at a point where four out of ten graduating high school seniors could not pass the GED test on their first attempt.