The Adult Education department at Kishwaukee College is reminding all community members that the GED test is changing to a new test and a new computer-delivered format beginning in January. Residents interested in taking the GED before the test changeover need to be aware of upcoming test registration and test completion deadlines.
First time GED testers must register with the Regional Office of Education by Nov. 8 and must begin taking the test by Nov. 14 in order to complete the entire test before the nationwide GED Test closeout, when the current version of the exam will be replaced by a new computer-delivered version. Once the new version launches in 2014, examinees who began testing prior to 2014 but have not completed all of the five component tests and the Constitution test that comprise the complete GED Test will need to re-register and re-take all the tests.
Residents who have already registered for the GED Test and have begun the testing process must complete the test before the last day of testing in December. Testing will be provided through Dec. 11 at Kishwaukee College. If examinees have not completed the entire GED Test before the end of December, they will have to re-register and re-take all the tests in the new format.
Any Kishwaukee College student or DeKalb County resident interested in taking the GED in English or Spanish must bring a government-issued photo ID with a current address to the DeKalb County Regional Office of Education, 2500 Annie Glidden Road, Suite C, in DeKalb, and pay a $50 registration fee by check, cash, or money order (no credit cards accepted). When the new GED Test is launched in January, the GED registration fee will increase to $120 for testing with an additional $10 for the certificate for a total GED Testing cost of $130.
GED testing will take place at Kishwaukee College in Room C1203 on Wednesdays through Dec. 11 in the morning. Examinees must be checked in 15 minutes before testing begins. Doors are closed once testing begins.
• The Writing Test will be given at 8:45 a.m. and the Constitution Test at 11:30 a.m. on the following dates: Nov. 6 and Nov. 27.
• The Social Studies Test will be given at 8:45 a.m. and the Science Test at 11:30 a.m. on the following dates: Nov. 13 and Dec. 4.
• The Math Test will be given at 8:45 a.m. and the Reading Test at 11:30 a.m. on the following dates: Nov. 20 and Dec. 11.
In addition, there will be a limited number of evening test times:
• Nov. 7 (Writing Test at 5 p.m. and Constitution Test at 7:30 p.m.)
• Nov. 14 (Social Studies at 5 p.m. and Science at 6:40 p.m.)
• Nov. 21 (Math at 5 p.m. and Reading at 7 p.m.).
Registered GED examinees must call the Kishwaukee College GED Testing Center at 815-825-2086, ext. 3111, to make a test reservation; seating for each test date is limited. At each GED test session, examinees must present a government-issued photo ID and the payment receipt from the Regional Office of Education. For more information, visit www.kishwaukeecollege.edu/go/gedtesting.
Kishwaukee College offers free classes on GED preparation in Spanish and English throughout the district. For more information, call the college at 815-825-2086, ext. 3180.