You have until the end of the year to pass all five parts of the current test, or you'll have to start over.

    The University of Minnesota Crookston Counseling Services announces that the current version of the GED test will expire at the end of 2013. The current version, known as the 2002 Series GED test, will be replaced with the new 2014 GED test on 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 their high school credential.   This includes paying additional fees to take the new GED test.  The fee will increase from $60 at the Crookston Testing Center to a nation-wide rate of $120.


    “The GED test opens doors to college, better jobs, the respect adults deserve, and the satisfaction of earning a high school credential,” said Meloni Rasmussen, GED Examiner of the University of Minnesota Crookston Counseling Services. “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.”


    “Support is available, right here in Crookston,” said Laurie Burkeholder, ABE Instructor for Crookston Adult Basic Education. “We can help adult learners get prepared to take the parts of the GED test they still need to pass. We want you to succeed.”  Burkeholder can be reached at 281-4743.  The Crookston ABE is located at the Community Family Service Center at 1407 Erskine Street in Crookston.


    Interested GED test-takers can find more information at finishtheGED.com.


    A few important tips you should know about testing at the University of Minnesota Crookston Counseling Service’s Testing Center before the end of 2013:
    • Registration deadline for repeat GED® test-takers is Dec. 13, 2013
    • Registration deadline for new GED® test-takers is Nov. 29, 2013
    • Last day to take the current version of the GED® test is Dec. 18, 2103
    To schedule an appointment for testing call the testing center at 281-8586.