Current version of GED exam expires in 2013

Students who have taken portions of the General Education Development (GED) exam, but have not completed the entire test only have until the end of 2013 to do so according to an announcement made by the GED Testing Service earlier this month. The current version of the test, the 2002 Series GED Test, is set to expire at the end of 2013. Also expiring at that time would be any incomplete test scores.

Currently, the GED test is made up of five sections that can be taken separately, but must all be passed in order to receive a high school credential. Test takers who have started sections, but have not finished and passed all of them, have until the end of 2013 to get all sections finished and passed. After that, the student would have to start all over again in 2014 since their scores would have expired. To receive a GED an individual needs to have 410 or better on each of the five exams and have a total score of 2250. Both conditions have to be met. 

The new 2014 GED test will be delivered solely on the computer and offered only in official testing centers. The exam will include new national and state standards as well as a career and college readiness assessment tool, per the GED Testing Service.

Coastal Bend College is committed to helping people in the community finish their GED exam. Completing and passing the GED exam opens up opportunities for students to enroll in higher education and advance in the workforce. Whether you need to pass a few more sections or even if you need to get started, CBC offers a variety of tools, classes, and support regardless of your current education level. For more information, please contact Roberta Kreis, Testing Coordinator, at (361) 354-2244 or toll-free at 1-866-722-2838 ext. 2244.

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