Testing Center Offers Current GED Test, Which Expires This Year

Those who need the high school credential are encouraged to take all five parts of the test before changes come in 2014.

If you need to finish your high school credential, the Testing Center at Bucks County Community College reminds you that the current version of the General Education Development test will expire at the end of 2013. Known as the 2002 Series GED test, it will be replaced with the new 2014 GED test on January 2, 2014.

The GED exam assesses academic skills and knowledge typically developed in a four-year high school education program in five parts – math, science, social studies, reading, and writing. Passing the GED test is generally considered the equivalent of a high school diploma.

Those who have taken the 2002 Series GED test but not passed all five parts have until the end of 2013 to pass. If not, they will need to start over 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 Aaron Krassner, director of testing at the college. “Therefore, 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.”

The Testing Center at Bucks offers a full range of GED testing services. For information, call 215-968-8065 or visit www.bucks.edu/testing.  

In addition, the college’s Continuing Education division offers free GED test-preparation courses. For information about the prep courses, contact Marie Banford at 215-504-8553.

Interested GED test-takers can find more information at www.finishtheGED.com.

“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.” 

About the Testing Center 

The Testing Center at Bucks County Community Colleges provides test administration for Bucks students and faculty, and assessment consultation in support of academic departments and institutional research.  Aligned with the college’s mission, testing services are also provided to community members. The Testing Center has earned Test Center Certification from the National College Testing Association. In all testing and assessment activities, it is committed to following the NCTA’s professional standards and guidelines as well as providing quality customer service. 

About the GED test

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 at www.GEDtestingservice.com.

Jean Dolan
Assistant Director, Public Relations
215-968-8094/8093