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Clock is ticking on old-style GED



Students hoping to complete their high school equivalency diploma with the GED have until the end of the year before the system changes.

The Hillsborough County school district is sending the message to its GED candidates so they don't get caught when a new and more expensive test takes effect in 2014. Students must complete all five portions of the 2002 test by the end of December, or else have to start from scratch.

“The GED test opens doors to college, better jobs, the respect adults deserve, and the satisfaction of earning a high school credential,” superintendent MaryEllen Elia said in a release. “We want to be sure that everyone is aware of this deadline and that GED test-takers must act now to finish and pass before the current test expires.”

The cost of the current test is $70, or $14-16 per section. The new one will cost about $130, or $26 per section.

See the district's adult education website for more information.

[Last modified: Tuesday, February 5, 2013 2:43pm]


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