Current Version of GED Exam set to Expire
The current version GED exam expires in December 2013.
The new computer-based version of the GED exam begins 2014
If you have already started taking tests:
- You must finish the current GED version or you will have to begin again with the 2014 version
- Contact your local testing center immediately for all the details.
The new version of the GED exam will begin in 2014 and will be offered via computer only at official GED Testing Centers.
The GED Program
The GED program was started in 1949 and there have been an estimated 15 million graduates of the program since its inception. The program allows adults to earn a GED certificate that is accepted as the equivalence to a traditional high school diploma by government agencies, academic institutions, and most private employers. Worldwide, more than 800,000 adults take the GED tests every year.
DID YOU KNOW?
- More than 95% of employers nationwide employ GED graduates on the same basis as high school graduates in terms of hiring, salary and opportunity for advancement.
- Nearly 70% of GED test takers plan to enter college or another institution of higher learning.
- Each year, 1 in 20 first-year college students is a GED graduate
*Oregon Department of Education Links:
State information regarding the GED program at the
Oregon Department of Education