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August 14, 2012
Gwinnett Technical College among First Official GED® Testing Centers™ to Offer Computer-Based Testing
Gwinnett Technical College is one of the first Official GED® Testing Centers™ in the country to offer computer-based testing, a change that gives test-takers the opportunity to test at their own pace, type their own essay and receive an instant score report.
GED® test-takers can now use easy-to use online registration, take a practice test and schedule a testing session at www.GEDcomputer.com .
"We're delighted to be one of the first Official GED® Testing Centers™ to offer the online test. It's providing test-takers with an easier, more pleasant experience in our center and that can be an important factor in their success," says Stephanie Rooks, dean of adult education at Gwinnett Tech. "Passing the GED® test can be the first step to a better job, more career opportunities and college attendance – truly a life-changing action."
Gwinnett Tech tests four to five times a week, offering morning, afternoon and evening options, as well as a test option on three Saturdays each month.
GED® tests are offered as an alternative high school equivalency degree. The tests are made up of five sections, including writing, social studies, science, reading and mathematics. Each test section costs $32.
Gwinnett Tech also offers preparation classes for the GED® tests at various locations in Gwinnett and North Fulton counties. To register, call 678-226-6702 or visit www.GwinnettTech.edu/ged. Registration begins in October for January 2013 preparation classes.
Test-takers who've already passed portions of the exam are especially encouraged to finish taking all sections of the exam as soon as possible. Beginning in 2014, there will be a new GED® test. Any incomplete scores on the current version of the GED® test will expire at the end of 2013 and test-takers who have passed portions, but not the entirety, of the exam will have to re-take those sections.
Those 18 years of age and over who would like to take the test can register online at www.GEDcomputer.com or call 1-877-EXAM-GED (392-6433). Those 16 or 17 years of age must complete the required orientation in order to be eligible to take the tests.
Gwinnett Tech offers more than 50 degree, diploma and certificate options that can be completed in two years or less. For more information, visit www.GwinnettTech.edu or call 770-962-7580.
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About Gwinnett Tech
Gwinnett Technical College, one of Georgia's largest technical colleges, is committed to delivering relevant knowledge to meet the workforce training needs of its community. The college offers more than 50 associate degree, diploma and certificate programs and hundreds of seminars, workshops and courses providing specialized training. GTC is Gwinnett County's largest provider of corporate training and now serves residents and businesses in north Fulton County. Gwinnett Technical College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the associate degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097,404-679-4500, www.sacscoc.org for questions about the accreditation of Gwinnett Technical College. For more information, visit www.GwinnettTech.edu.
A unit of the Technical College System of Georgia.