High School Credential Preparation
EVERYONE must attend an Information Session and take the TABE Placement Test first.
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What is the exam?
General Educational Development (GED® test) is a high school equivalency credential. Students complete the GED® test when they pass official tests on each of four subject areas:
GED® Test Preparation Options:
Face-to-face classes offer quality instruction and are available throughout Wake County. See the list of classroom locations around Wake County.
Classes utilize both traditional classroom and online learning.
Internet-based learning, provides flexible hours using free online materials, is available all day, every day for students with reliable Internet access.
**Orientation, including initial paperwork, and post tests at the Adult Education Center Annex (AECX)
- Work at least 9 hours a week on your course
- Must have desktop or laptop computer access with reliable Internet service (not a tablet or a phone.)
- Must work well by yourself
- Read at 9th grade level or better (placement testing required)
- Must show progress to remain in the program.
High School Equivalency Program (HEP) for Migrant and Seasonal Farm Workers and Immediate Family
HEP is made possible through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, and provides migrant and seasonal farm workers and immediate family with the necessary training to obtain the GED® diploma.
Learn more about HEP eligibility and admissions requirements
HAVE YOU HEARD?
The GED® test will be changing in January 2014. The current GED® test has been in use since 2002, and will be replaced with the new 2014 GED® test in January 2014.
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR YOU?
Those who have started the GED® test, but have not yet passed all five parts, have until the end of 2013 to pass or they will need to start over again in 2014 using the new GED® test. Scores from the current version of the GED® test are not transferable to the 2014 assessment. Once the 2014 GED® test is released, old scores from the 2002 Series GED® tests will expire. So, all test takers should complete any remaining tests before the end of 2013.
DON'T LOSE THE TIME AND MONEY YOU'VE INVESTED.
Finish before December 2013! If you or someone you know needs to complete the GED® test, contact Wake Tech's Hotline at 919-334-1527.
Recent news about the GED® test change
News & Observer, Sept. 18: Students seeks to complete GEDs before test changes
**GED® is a registered trademark of the American Council on Education (ACE) and administered exclusivley by GED Testing Service LLC under license. This content is not endorsed or approved by the ACE or GED Testing Service.