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KC GED Express begins in February

Published: Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

The Adult Education and Transition Programs division at Kishwaukee College will offer the popular GED Express class Feb. 20 to 28. Orientation and placement testing will be held this week. 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 used since 2002, will be retired at the end of 2013. Beginning in January 2014, 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 February class, students will meet from 5 to 7:40 p.m. Feb. 20 to 22 and Feb. 25 to 27 to prepare for a particular GED test area. The students will take the GED tests on Feb. 21 and 22, and 25 through 28 beginning at 3 p.m. 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, a tour of KC, financial aid and scholarships.

For more information, call Tricia Wagner, director of Adult Education at KC, at 815-825-2086, ext. 3180.

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