Students who have started their GED tests should plan to complete them by early December or they will have to start over in January and pay another testing fee.
The GED gives students who don’t receive a high school diploma a chance to earn a high school equivalency certificate through testing.
The state Board for Community and Technical Colleges announced that in January, the national GED Testing Service will replace the current five-part test with a four-part test. The new test is considered more rigorous and a better indicator of a student’s readiness for college and careers.
The current test expires Dec. 31, but officials are urging students who have begun testing to finish early because most testing centers will be closed over the holidays. Test dates vary by site and an appointment is required.
Current test-takers can verify their progress and contact a local testing center by clicking the “GED Test Verify” button at sbctc.edu.Compiled by Debbie Cafazzo and Mary Anderson, staff writers