(KYTX) - Time is running out for students to take the current written version of the GED test because beginning January 2014, the GED test format will be computer-based only and the fee to test will increase from about $27 to $135.
"The last time the GED test was updated like this was in 2002," said Dawn Wilson, KC—Longview testing center manager. "Those who do not pass all portions of the 2002 version of the GED test will have to start over in 2014."
Both the Longview and Kilgore testing centers will offer limited spots to take the 2002 written version of the GED test this semester.
The written GED test is administered over a two-day period.
The Longview testing center will offer the test 10 more times: Sept. 23-24, Sept. 30-Oct. 1, Oct. 7-8, Oct. 14-15, Oct. 21-22, Oct. 28-29, Nov. 4-5, Nov. 11-12, Nov. 18-19 and Dec. 2-3.
Registration deadline for the Longview testing center is the Thursday prior to each test.
Two more paper administrations of the 2002 GED will be offered at the Kilgore testing center Oct. 8-9 and Nov. 5-6.
Registration deadline for each Kilgore testing session is the Monday prior to the test.
For information on taking the written GED test in Longview call (903) 236-2051.
For information on taking the written GED test in Kilgore call (903) 983-8215.
Students can also complete the test on computer in Kilgore by taking the CBT (computer-based test).
To get the CBT schedule for the Kilgore center and register by phone, students can call 1-877-EXAM-GED (392-6433) or online at www.GEDcomputer.com.
The GED Testing Service is offering a free retest to candidates who test on computer but do not pass the exam on the first attempt.
For more information on the free retest for the CBT, visit: www.gedtestingservice.com/secondshot/.
Students are encouraged to sign up for testing as early as possible because there is a large demand to take the 2002 version of the test.