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Joyce K. Taylor
Phone: (540) 674-3600 Ext. 4245
Fax: (540) 674-3663
Edwards Hall 250

Kelly H. Kaiser
Phone: (540) 674-3600 Ext. 4301
Fax: (540) 674-3663
Edwards Hall 252
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For Immediate Release

Current version of GED test to expire at end of 2013


Educators in the Office of Transitional Programs at New River Community College are alerting students and community members that the current version of the GED® test will close out at the end of 2013. Those who have taken the GED test but have not successfully passed all five subjects have until the end of 2013 to pass or their test scores will expire. The current version, known as the 2002 Series GED test, will be replaced with a new computer-based GED test on January 1, 2014.

The NRCC GED Test Center offers testing throughout the New River Valley. A test schedule may be obtained by calling 540-674-3652. The schedule lists dates, times and locations in Dublin, Floyd, Giles and NRCC’s New River Valley Mall site in Christiansburg. 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, 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.

More information is available from the NRCC Office of Transitional Programs at 540-674-3652.

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