The current version - the 2002 Series GED®
tests - will expire at the end of 2013. This also means that
students' scores will expire too if they have started but not
finished and passed the GED® test by then.
Test-takers who have started the 2002 Series have until the end of
2013 to complete and pass each section. If they do not do so, they
will have to start over with the new 2014 GED® test beginning
January 2, 2014.
The 2002 Series of GED® tests are currently offered through all 58
of North Carolina's community colleges, including Guilford
Technical Community College, which administers the test at its
Greensboro and High Point campuses under its Adult Education
Department. Currently, the college is the only testing site in
The 2002 Series GED® Test is the fourth test series developed by
GED® Testing Service and is comprised of five parts - reading,
writing, mathematics, science and social studies. Students must
pass each section to receive their high school credentials.
"The goal is to get them to finish it before the 2014 test comes,"
says Patricia Freeman, Director of the Adult Education Department
at GTCC's Greensboro campus. "And if you haven't started it, it's a
good time to start."
Here are a few helpful tips test-takers should know about testing
before the end of 2013:
Current 2002 Series of GED
The 2014 GED
The new test is more rigorous and is based on national and state
standards that will provide more than a high school credential for
adults but will also measure for the essential skills students need
for college or a career.
"Everyone is helping to create the mindset of going beyond just
teaching for subject matter to contextualized instruction and
planning for students transitioning into college and sustainable
jobs," Freeman said. "We're assessing not just your academic
skills, but also your career skills. We're not just offering a GED,
we're aligning instruction and services with what employers need
and with the NC Common Core State Standards."
To help students prepare for the GED® test, classes are offered
for FREE at the Greensboro and High Point campuses. Student support
resources are also available through the Adult Education's Center
for Working Families at the High Point campus and the Student
Support Center at the Greensboro Campus.
This self-paced, flexible program prepares adults 18 years and
older who want to earn a high school equivalency diploma. Students
must pass 5 separate tests: Reading, Writing, Social
Studies, Science, and Mathematics. A one-time $25 fee
will be charged for taking the GED tests.
The GED diploma is the legal equivalent of a
traditional high school diploma and serves the same purpose in
meeting most college admissions and job requirements.
Courses are now available at both campuses. For
more information contact High Point
Campus at 454-1126 ext. 55043
or Greensboro Campus at 334-4822 ext.53107
On-campus: Classes held at 3505 E. Wendover Ave
in the Adult Education Center.
Reading/Language I & II / Math I & II /
Days: M, T, W, Th, F
Times:Class times vary between 8:00a and
Evening days: M, T, W, Th
Evening Time: 6p-9p
Please call 336-334-4822, extension 53107, for details.
Students must take the GED Practice Test before
taking the official GED Exam. Students must sign up at the intake
office of building H3 before taking the GED Practice Test. The
GED Practice Test is given on Mondays and
Thursday from 9a-12n and 6p-9p in
building H3, Room 135.
Students must arrive on time and bring verification of
their TABE scores and a photo ID to be eligible to test.
Students that arrive ten minutes after testing starts must go to
the intake office of building H3 to sign up again to reschedule for
the GED Practice test.
On-Campus: Classes held at 901 South Main
Reading I & II / Language I & II / Math I &
II /Computer Literacy
Days: M, Tu, W, Th
Times: 8:30a-11:30a / 9a-12p / 12:30p-3:30p /
These are combined classes for Adult Basic Education (ABE) and
General Education Development (GED).