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Changes Coming to GED Test

News Release
October 10, 2013

Media Contact:    
Christy Nelson, Adult Education Coordinator
(231) 922-3710  |


Changes Coming to GED Test


Traverse City, MI—The General Educational Development (GED) test will undergo some changes beginning January 2, 2014. The new GED will be more difficult and will require more writing and applying knowledge. The new test will have to be taken on a computer so a paper and pencil test will no longer be an option. The test will also cost more than it has in the past. Anyone who has already passed one or more of the five GED tests must finish them all by December 15 or they will have to start all over with the GED 2014 tests. 


The Northwest Michigan Works! Learning Labs are now taking registrations for classes for adults who would like to prepare for the GED. Classes are also available for adults who would like to complete their high school diploma, or improve their basic reading, writing, math, or computer skills. There is no cost to attend classes and students can register in person at any of the Learning Labs or by calling 800-442-1074. Learning labs are located in Benzonia, Cadillac, East Jordan, Kalkaska, Manistee and Traverse City. More information about the Learning Labs is available at:


Adult education services are available through the cooperative efforts of TBAISD, the Northwest Michigan Council of Governments, Northwest Michigan Works!, and local school districts.



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