Current Version of the GED to Expire at the End of 2013
Melfa, Virginia — Eastern Shore Community College announced that 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 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 credential.
“The GED test opens doors to college, better jobs, the respect adults deserve, and the satisfaction of earning a high school credential,” said Amy Shockley, Regional Adult Education Program Manager. “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. Support is available, right here at Eastern Shore Community College and throughout both Accomack and Northampton Counties. 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!”
Interested GED test-takers can find more information at finishtheGED.com.
A few important tips you should know about testing in Accomack and Northampton Counties before the end of 2013:
- Registration deadline for repeat GED® test-takers is December 1, 2013
- Registration deadline for first time GED® test-takers is December 1, 2013
- Last day to take the current version of the GED® test is December 13, 2013
For questions or inquiries about GED testing, please call ESCC GED Testing Center at 757-787-5826.
“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 byvirtually all U.S. colleges and employers. As the creator of the official GED test, GED Testing Service has a responsibility to ensure that the program continues to be a reliable and valuable pathway to a better life for the millions of adults without a high school credential. Learn more at GEDtestingservice.com.
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Eastern Shore Community College is a comprehensive two-year institution in the Virginia Community College System serving Accomack and Northampton Counties. Founded in 1971, the College offers transfer education programs and career/technical/occupational degree and certificate training as well as professional education and workforce development. ESCC is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA; 404-679-4501) and is an equal opportunity institution.