Current version of GED test to expire at end of 2013
Jan. 21, 2013 at 6 p.m.
Updated Jan. 21, 2013 at 7:22 p.m.
GED Testing Service announced the launch of its campaign "Your Future is Calling" to alert test-takers who need to finish the GED test by the end of 2013.
The current version of the test - the 2002 Series GED Test - will expire at the end of 2013, along with incomplete test scores.
The GED test contains five parts, but they all must be passed with a total score of 2,250 to receive a high school credential.
GED test-takers who started the 2002 Series GED test but didn't finish and pass every section have until the end of 2013 to do so. Otherwise, their scores will expire, and they will have to start over again with the new 2014 GED test.
People can take all five components of the GED test at Victoria College's Testing Center in the Continuing Education Center on VC's Main Campus.
The test is administered Tuesdays, but test-takers must preregister and schedule an appointment for the exam at the center.
Test-takers must be 18 years or older, provide a Texas-issued photo ID, present a Social Security card and pay the exam fee of $105 at preregistration.
Sharon Vaclavik, director of the center, encourages all GED test-takers to take practice tests in all five areas before taking official exams.
It isn't necessary to be enrolled at the center to take practice tests.