This fall is the time to prepare for the GED exam, particularly if candidates for the GED certificate have already taken one or more of the tests in the current 2002 Series GED. This current version of the GED test will expire at the end of 2013 and will be replaced with the new version in January 2014. Any tests taken in the 2002 Series GED will not be valid at that time.
Those who have taken the 2002 Series GED test, but not passed all five parts, have until December to pass or they will need to start testing over again in 2014 with the new test. GED test-takers must act now to finish and pass before the current test expires.
Adult Basic Skills/GED classes to help adult learners prepare to take the parts of the GED test they still need to pass or to prepare for the new 2014 GED are offered locally through Big Bend Community College. Fall quarter classes begin September 24 and will be held Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 3:30 to 6 p.m. at the Grand Coulee Dam Middle School. Call Linda Black at 633-3611 or email lblack_ged@ yahoo.com or Sandy Cheek, Big Bend Community College Director of Basic Skills, 509-793-2305, for information.