Current version of GED test to expire at end of 2013

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Ascension Parish GED Testing Center announced that 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 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 Ronda Matthews, Supervisor of Career and Technical Education. "So 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."

If adult learners need help getting prepared to take the parts of the GED test, support is available right here in Ascension Parish at the Adult Education Center located at 9697 Airline Highway in Sorrento. Please call the office of RPCC Tech at (225) 675-5397 and ask to speak to Genia Melancon. If you are 19 or older and feel that you are prepared to take the GED test, please call (225) 675-2709 and ask to speak to Claire Brandt. Registration deadline for repeat and new GED test-takers is Dec. 1, 2013.

Interested GED test-takers can find more information at

"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."