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Kishwaukee College GED Express begins this month

Published: Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

The Adult Education and Transition Programs division at Kishwaukee College will offer the popular GED Express class from Oct. 23 to 31. Orientation and placement testing will be held the week of Oct. 7. Interested district residents should call 815-825-2086, ext. 3370 or ext. 3180, to reserve a space.

For any adult who did not finish high school, GED Express has proven to be a quick way to complete a GED and open up the door to a brighter future. The class has been offered at least once each semester for the past several years, and usually fills quickly. 

The current version of the GED Test, which has been in use since 2002, will be retired at the end of 2013. Beginning in January, a new test and test format will be used. Any student who has not completed all five subject tests that comprise the entire GED exam before the end of the year will have to re-register for the exam and take all the individual tests again in 2014. Students who have begun taking the GED tests are strongly encouraged to complete the entire test before December. GED Express provides a quick and efficient way for eligible students to complete their GED. Students must read at the 10th-grade level or above to be eligible for GED Express.

In the GED Express class, students prepare in the late afternoon each day for the corresponding test given the next day in the early afternoon. In the upcoming October class, students will meet from 5 to 7:40 p.m. Oct. 23 through 25 and Oct. 28 through 30 to prepare for a particular GED test area. The students will take the GED tests at 3 p.m. Oct. 24, 25 and 28 through 31. When the Express class is finished, the students will have completed all six of the GED tests. In addition, each day after taking a GED Test, students will be offered a presentation on career interest inventories, Kishwaukee College programs, financial aid and scholarships.

For more information on the GED Express class being offered in October, contact Tricia Wagner, director of Adult Education at Kishwaukee College, at 815-825-2086, ext. 3180.

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