Traditional Commencement Ceremony – Time Change!

Plans are already underway for this year’s graduation ceremonies on Thursday, May 15 at Bojangles’ Coliseum. To help you and your families better plan for this special occasion, we wanted to let you know that the

CPCC Graduation

CPCC Graduation

traditional graduation ceremony, typically held at 7 p.m., will instead be held at 4 p.m. Please note this new time on your calendar.

This is the only change to the May graduation ceremony. The College and Career Readiness commencement service (formerly known as Adult High School/GED) will take place at the same time – 11 a.m.
Thank you.


Current Version of GED® Test to Expire at End of 2013

CPCC’s College and Career Readiness department has announced the current version of the GED® Test will expire at the end of 2013. The current version, known as the 2002 Series GED® Test, will be replaced with the new 2014 GED® GEDTest on January 2, 2014.

Individuals who have taken the 2002 Series GED® Test, but not passed all five parts, have until the end of 2013 to pass or they will need to start over again in 2014 with the new GED®Test to receive their high school credential.

CPCC offers free GED preparation classes at several of its campus locations throughout Mecklenburg County, as well as multiple community sites throughout the county. Courses are available online, in a traditional classroom setting, or in one of the department’s Learning Resource Centers.

Individuals who have passed some but not all parts of the GED® Test should first contact the CPCC GED Testing Office to receive a transcript of their scores. The GED Testing Office at CPCC can be reached at 704.330.6975 or at 704.330.6949.

Individuals interested in taking the GED for the first time and enrolling in GED classes at CPCC may visit or call 704.330.6129.

To find out more information on the upcoming changes to the GED, test-takers may visit