High School Equivalency (GED) Program

Tri-District Adult Education high school equivalency classes are designed to prepare students for the rigorous content assessed on the GED test.

Each student’s educational level is assessed during registration using the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) to determine a starting point for instruction and a personalized learning plan is designed for each student based on these test scores.

Once students meet certain academic and workplace preparation criteria, Tri-District Adult Education pays the student’s GED testing fee (up to $150).

Subject Areas Tested

The GED Test consists of 4 subject areas:

Reasoning Through Language Arts (RLA)

  • Includes Reading, Grammar, and Extended Response

Mathematical Reasoning

Social Studies


 Students take the test in parts – 1 subject at a time at an authorized testing center.

Passing Score:

Students must pass all 4 subtests of the GED with a passing score of 145 or greater to earn the South Carolina High School Equivalency Diploma.  


In the State of South Carolina, each subtest costs $37.50 for a total of $150 for all four parts. 

Students may take the GED without attending classes, however if you attend Tri-District Adult Education and meet certain academic and workplace requirements the cost of the test is paid for by Tri-District Adult Education through scholarship funds from the state. 

Underage Students:

Students who are 17 or 18 must fill out the SC Verification of Withdrawal Form before you can register for and take the GED Test.  This form should be turned into your Tri-District Adult Education teacher.

Link to Verification of Withdrawal Form

To order an official GED Transcript or Duplicate Copy of your Diploma:

Click Here to Order GED Transcript. All high school equivalency diplomas and official GED transcripts are issued by the SC Department of Education.

Additional information:

Additional Information can be found at GED.com - the official GED Testing Services website