Current version of GED® Test to expire at end of 2013

last modified Nov 06, 2012 10:27 AM

CPCC’s College and Career Readiness department has announced the current version of the GED® Test will expire at the end of 2013. The current version, known as the 2002 Series GED® Test, will be replaced with the new 2014 GED® Test on January 2, 2014.

Individuals 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 start over again in 2014 with the new GED® Test to receive their high school credential.

“The GED® Test opens doors to college, better jobs and the satisfaction of earning a high school credential,” said Kathi McLendon, dean of CPCC’s College and Career Readiness department. “We want to be sure that everyone is aware of this deadline. GED® test-takers should act now to finish and pass before the current test expires. We have a variety of class options to help individuals prepare for the parts of the test they need to complete.”

CPCC offers free GED® preparation classes at several of its campus locations throughout Mecklenburg County, as well as multiple community sites throughout the county. Courses are available online, in a traditional classroom setting, or in one of the department’s Learning Resource Centers.

Individuals who have passed some, but not all parts of the GED® Test, should first contact the CPCC GED Testing Office to receive a transcript of their scores. The GED Testing Office at CPCC can be reached at 704.330.6975 or at 704.330.6949.

Individuals interested in taking the GED for the first time and enrolling in GED classes at CPCC may visit http://www.cpcc.edu/ccr/student or call 704.330.6129.

To find out more information on the upcoming changes to the GED, test-takers may visit www.cpcc.edu/ccr/ged.