The current version, known as the 2002 Series GED test, will be replaced with the new 2014 GED test Jan. 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 begin 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," Director of CCS Adult Education Program Lisa Showalter said. "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 the LEAAP (Linking Education to Adult, Adolescents and Preschoolers) Center," Showalter added. "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 may access more information at finishtheGED.com or call 446-2516, Ext. 1910, or visit the local Adult Education Program, located at the LEAAP Center, 501 E. Jackson St., Brazil.
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 by virtually all United States colleges and employers.
As the creator of the official GED test, GED Testing Service has a responsibility to ensure the program continues to be a reliable and valuable pathway to a better life for the millions of adults without a high school credential.
Log on to GEDtestingservice.com for more information.