New GED test released soon

Written By: Teresa Martin
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Date Submitted: 2013-07-11 09:11:18

ELLISVILLE – Jones County Junior College’s Adult Basic Education teachers are encouraging anyone who has begun the GED test to finish this year because of new changes in 2014. Beginning January 2, 2014, a new version of the GED test and cost of the test will be available. Individuals who have not completed all parts of the current GED test will have until the end of 2013 to complete it. After 2013, individuals who have not completed testing will be required to start over with a new computer-based version of the GED.

The new GED test will continue to provide adults the opportunity to earn a high school diploma but the content will be more difficult. The four content areas—literacy, mathematics, science, and social studies—will measure a foundational core of knowledge and skills that are essential for career and college readiness. The cost of the new computer-based GED test will increase to $120.

JCJC offers GED testing at the Academic Support Center on the Ellisville campus. Students can pre-register in person every Thursday, at 3 p.m.   A current, state-issued photo ID is required at registration and testing. The cost of the current GED Test is $75 for the complete test or $15 per content area. 

Jones also offers free GED classes in the morning, afternoon, and evening at the Ellisville campus. Registration for free GED classes takes place on the 2nd floor of the Academic Support Center on campus weekly at the following times: Monday 4:30 p.m., Wednesday 11:30 a.m., and on Thursday at 11:30 a.m.

GED Testing and free GED classes are available at each of JCJC’s GED centers in its eight county district, including, Clarke, Covington, Greene, Jasper, Jones, Perry, Smith and Wayne Counties. For more information about the testing schedule or the free GED prep classes, please call (601) 477-4164 or 1-(855)-JONES-11.


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