Officials with the Georgia Office of Adult Education and the state’s 46 GED testing centers are urging students who have not yet done so to take and finish the current version of the GED test before it expires at the end of this year.
The version used now will be replaced nationally with a new GED test on January 2, 2014.
State officials said those who have taken the current GED test, but not passed all five parts, have until the end of 2013 to pass.
In addition, officials said that all partially completed tests and scores will expire at the end of the year. That means those students who do not act now will have to start completely over again in 2014 with the new GED test in order to receive their high school equivalency credential.
The changes set for next year are part of an update by the national GED Testing Service in Washington, D.C.
The Technical College System of Georgia Office of Adult Education administers the GED test in Georgia.
The cost to take the five-part GED test is $160. According to officials, students can take advantage of Georgia’s free test preparation classes and people who cannot afford the expense of the test may be eligible for financial assistance.
Interested GED test-takers can find more information, including the location and phone number of the closest Georgia GED Testing Center, at www.tcsg.edu
Residents in this area may contact the North Georgia Technical College Adult Education department at 706-754-7717 for information on local testing sites and prep classes.