22. January 2013 13:33
To students currently obtaining, or thinking about obtaining their General Educational Development (GED) degree, changes will occur at the end of 2013, requiring those affected to start planning now. The current version of the test, known as the 2002 Series GED test, will expire at the end of 2013. It will be replaced with the new 2014 GED test in January 2014.
Those who have taken the 2002 Series GED test, but not passed or completed all five parts, have until the end of 2013 to pass or complete all parts, 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, and gives adults the satisfaction of earning a high school credential,” said Sandra Huenink, dean of Basic Education at Moraine Park. “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. November, 2013 may sound like a long time from now, but those involved in the GED test taking process need to give themselves time to prepare for the tests, and receive the results.”
Moraine Park Technical College offers GED preparation in a variety of formats and will help you complete your credential. The college is also an official testing site. Interested GED test-takers can find more information at www.morainepark.edu. If you have any questions about the changes or want to access services, please call 920-924-6393.