Important Note: GED Tests are administered at Official GED Testing Centers ONLY. No legitimate GED Test is offered via the Internet.
Adults without a high school diploma can acquire high school diploma equivalency by taking and passing the General Educational Development (GED) tests. CCAC provides an opportunity for students to prepare for and take the GED Tests.
The GED Tests measure your knowledge and academic skills against those of today’s traditional high school graduates.
According to The College Board, GED certification is accepted at 95 percent of United States colleges and universities where other admission requirements are satisfied. Most employers consider the GED as equal to a high school diploma.
Commonwealth Diploma Program / 30-College-Credit Option
A Commonwealth Secondary School Diploma may be issued to any Pennsylvania resident who does not possess a secondary school diploma and who is at least 18 years of age upon presentation of evidence of full matriculation and the satisfactory completion of a minimum of one full year or 30 semester hours of study at an accredited institution of postsecondary education located in the United States. An official college transcript is acceptable evidence for award of this diploma.
Applicants must complete and sign a request form certifying that they meet the criteria for award of a Commonwealth Diploma. You can download the form, which includes all the requirements, by clicking here.
GED Scholarship at CCAC
Allegheny County Residents who obtain their GED Commonwealth Secondary School Diploma are eligible for one tuition-free 3-credit course at CCAC within six months of receiving the diploma. For further details and eligibility requirements, please visit: GED Scholarship Program.