Current version of GED set to expire, adults encouraged to finish

Everyone who has started taking the GED test is encouraged to finish or they will have to start over when the current version of the test expires at the end of 2013. More than 1,400 North Idaho residents have started, but not completed, the current version of the GED test.

Those who have taken the current version, the Series 2002 GED test, but not passed all five parts, have until Dec. 18, 2013, to pass or they will need to start over again with the new GED test in order to receive their high school credential. The current GED version will be replaced Jan. 2, 2014.

“The GED test opens doors to college, better jobs, the respect adults deserve, and the satisfaction of earning a high school credential,” said Mary Edwards, GED test coordinator for North Idaho College Adult Basic Education. “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.”

In addition to the more than 1,400 North Idaho residents have started, but not completed their GED diploma, many adults have begun one of the free GED preparation programs offered in Bonners Ferry, Coeur d’Alene, Kellogg, Priest River, Sandpoint and St. Maries.

“Support is available right here in North Idaho,” said Rex Fairfield, director of NIC’s Adult Education/GED program. “We can help adult learners get prepared to take parts of the GED test they still need in order to pass. We want you to succeed.”

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Posted: Monday, March 25, 2013

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