News From Terre Haute, Indiana

November 23, 2012

Current version of GED test to expire


---- — The Regional Office of Education No. 12 of the state of Illinois 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 Jan. 2, 2014.

Those who have taken the 2002 Series GED test, but have 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 Monte Newlin, regional superintendent of schools of Regional Office of Education No. 12, “so we want to be sure everyone is aware of this deadline. GED test-takers must act now to finish and pass before the current test expires.”

Interested GED test-takers can find more information at

Lincoln Trail College in Robinson, Ill., has day and evening GED preparation classes starting Jan. 7. For more information, or to make an appointment for advising, call the LTC Learning Skills Center 618-544-8657, ext. 1134.

In Crawford County, the registration deadline for repeat GED test-takers is Aug. 30, 2013. The registration deadline for new GED test-takers is Nov. 1, 2013.

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.