SKOWHEGAN — The current version of the General Educational Development test will expire at the end of 2013, according to Patte Bowman, adult and community education director at School Administrative District 54. The current version, known as the 2002 Series GED test, will be replaced Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2014.

Those who have taken the 2002 Series GED test, but not passed all five parts, have until the end of 2013 to pass or they will need to start over again in 2014 with the new GED test in order to receive a Maine High School Equivalency Diploma.

“The GED test opens doors to college, better jobs, the respect adults deserve, and the satisfaction of earning a high school credential,” said Bowman in a press release. “So we want to be sure that everyone is aware of this deadline. GED test-takers must act now to finish and pass before the current test expires.”

For more information, visit msad54.maineadulted.org or finishtheGED.com.

To enroll in the Skowhegan program, call 474-7553 to register for GED orientation. The class starts every two weeks and is required before testing.

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