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Don’t let your GED test scores expire

If you’ve taken the GED test, but haven’t successfully passed all five subjects, you have until the end of 2013 to do so or your test scores will expire.

According to the Office of Transitional Programs at New River Community College, the current version of the GED test, known as the 2002 Series GED test, will expire at the end of this year. It will be replaced with a computer-based GED test Jan. 1, 2014.

NRCC’s GED Test Center offers testing throughout the New River Valley. A test schedule, listing dates, times and locations in Dublin, Floyd, Giles and NRCC’s New River Valley Mall site in Christiansburg, are available by calling 674-3652.

All test-takers must have a valid government-issued ID.  The fee is economical and testers may take one test at a time.

“The GED test opens doors to employment opportunities and entrance into college. When individuals pass the test they have the satisfaction of earning a credential comparable to a high school diploma,” said Sharon Harvey, NRCC’s chief GED examiner and assessment specialist. “We want to get the word out so everyone is aware of this deadline.”

In addition to offering the GED test, NRCC also offers GED preparation classes in the counties of Floyd, Giles, Montgomery and Pulaski and the city of Radford.

“Those who take the GED tests must successfully pass the subjects of math, writing, science, social studies and reading. If you have taken the tests and have not passed, now is the time to inquire about our GED preparation classes so you can brush up,” said Harvey.

For more information, call the aforementioned telephone number.