The Pryor Times

January 7, 2013

Current version of GED to expire


The Times

PRYOR — GED testing centers in Oklahoma encourage adults to finish and pass before test deadlines

Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College Adult Learning Center has announced that 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 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 start over 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,” said Sherry McCurley, Director of the Adult Learning Center. “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 in Miami,” said Mrs. McCurley.  “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 can find more information at finishtheGED.com.

New classes start the week of January 14th in Miami, Grove, and Vinita.  No need to pre-register.  Enroll at the first day of class.

Classes are open to those 18 years of age and older (16 & 17 year olds with a signed release from their school system). Call (918) 540-6292 for more information:

• Miami classes are Monday and Wednesday 9 a.m. to noon, Wednesday and Thursday 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Dyer Hall

• Grove classes are Tuesday and Thursday 9 a.m. to noon at the NEO Grove Higher Ed Center

• Vinita classes are Monday and Wednesday 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Vinita High School, room 106.

“To anyone who has already started the GED test, your future is calling. By passing the GED test, you can answer that call,” said Randy Trask, president and CEO of GED Testing Service. “You owe it to yourself. Don’t miss the chance to turn one small step into your next big opportunity in life.”

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 U.S. colleges and employers. As the creator of the official GED test, GED Testing Service has a responsibility to ensure that the program continues to be a reliable and valuable pathway to a better life for the millions of adults without a high school credential. Learn more  GEDtestingservice.com.