Tuesday, November 27, 2012

GED test update will affect local students

Students working toward their GED have one year to finish the test before the current version expires.

The current version of the GED test, known as the 2002 Series GED test, will expire at the end of 2013 and will be replaced with the new 2014 GED test on January 2, 2014.

Those 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 in order to receive their high school credentials.

“The GED test opens doors to college, better jobs, the respect adults deserve, and the satisfaction of earning a high school credential,” said Ryann Huddleston, Testing Coordinator of Hanford Adult School. “So we want to be sure that everyone is aware of this deadline. GED test-takers must act now to finish and pass before the current test expires.”

Interested GED test-takers can find more information at finishtheGED.com.
“Support is available, right here in Hanford,” said Gary Marr, Principal of Hanford Adult School. “We can help adult learners get prepared to take the parts of the GED test they still need to pass. We want you to succeed!”

A few important tips you should know about testing in Hanford before the end of 2013:
  • Tests are given once a month at Hanford Adult School. 
  • The cost of the GED Test is $150 for all 5 subjects or $30 per individual subject.
  • The last month to take the current version of the GED test is November 2013. 
“To anyone who has already started the GED test, your future is calling. By passing the GED test, you can answer that call,” said Randy Trask, president and CEO of GED Testing Service. “You owe it to yourself. Don’t miss the chance to turn one small step into your next big opportunity in life.”

The GED test has opened doors to better jobs and college programs for more than 18 million graduates since 1942. Last year nearly 800,000 adults sat for the GED test, which is accepted by virtually all U.S. colleges and employers. Learn more at GEDtestingservice.com.