Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

GED Information

Effective January 1, 2014:

  • The 2002 version of the GED Test is now retired, and has been replaced with the 2014 version.
  • GED Testing is now exclusively computer-based and administered at authorized GED Testing Centers only.
  • Registration, scheduling, and payment must be done on-line only at GED Testing Service.

Effective March 19, 2014

  • You may be allowed to combine partial scores from the GED 2002 Test with another assessment (to be determined) to qualify for the Commonwealth Secondary School Diploma.
  • For more information, go to: PAACE Announcements

NOTE: GED Tests are administered at Official GED Testing Centers ONLY. No legitimate GED Test is offered via the Internet.

Free GED Preparation Classes at CCAC
CCAC offers free GED Preparation Classes. For complete scheduling and registration procedures, please visit Register for GED Preparation Classes.

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. For completed details, visit the PDE Commonwealth Secondary School Diploma webpage, and follow the directions under the heading "30 College Credit Option".  

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.

GED Transcript Request
If you have taken and passed the GED test in the past, and would like to request an official transcript of your results, go to PA DOE GED Transcript Request Form, and follow the instructions there.

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