College urges adults to finish GED before tests expire

Jan. 24, 2013 @ 11:53 PM

The adult basic skills department at Vance-Granville Community College is sending out an advisory to students who have started but not completed the five-part GED test.

Called the 2002 Series GED Test, the current version will expire at year’s end and will be replaced with a new one Jan. 2, 2014. Adults who have finished parts of the GED test, but not all five content areas will have to complete the remaining portions by the end of the year. Otherwise, they will have to start over with the new version.

Cathy Barham, department director, said that the college has set aside additional evening classes for students needing extra preparation for any of the five content areas: writing, reading, social studies, science and math. The classes are available at all four campuses, as well as several other community sites.

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