CHARLESTON (JG-TC) — Bobbi Mattingly, Regional Superintendent of Schools, has announced that the following GED exams have been scheduled for individuals residing in Clark, Coles, Cumberland, Douglas, Edgar, Moultrie and Shelby counties:
n 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at Lake Land College’s Eastern Region Center in Marshall.
n 7:30 a.m. Saturday, March 9, at Lake Land College, Webb Hall, in Mattoon.
n 5:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday nights, April 1-2, at the Regional Office of Education, No. 11, 730 Seventh Street, Charleston.
n 7:30 a.m. Saturday, April 13, at Lake Land College, Webb Hall, in Mattoon.
This examination is given to qualified people for the equivalent of a high school diploma. To be eligible for the examination, a person must be at least 17 years of age, and 17-year-olds must provide proof of drop date from high school.
Anyone planning to take the test must have made application in the Regional Office of Education as soon as possible, as a limited number of applications can be accepted. Individuals are asked to allow approximately 45 minutes to complete the registration.
Local registration sites and times include:
n Regional Office of Education, 730 Seventh St., Charleston, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.
n Clark County Courthouse, main floor, Marshall, second Tuesday of the month, from 9 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.
n Cumberland County Annex Building, County Board Room, Toledo, fourth Friday, from 9 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.
n Douglas County Courthouse, County Board Room, Tuscola, second Monday of the month, from 9 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.
n Edgar County Courthouse, Lower Level, Paris, first Tuesday of the month, from 1 p.m. until 2:30 p.m.
n Moultrie County Courthouse, County Board Room, Sullivan, third Monday of the month, from 9 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.
n Shelby County, Shelbyville Township Building, Shelbyville, first Monday of the month, from 1 p.m. until 2:30 p.m.
A fee of $50 must be paid at the time of registration.
The current version of the GED test will expire at the end of 2013. That 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.
For more information, call the Regional Office of Education, 217-348-0151, in Charleston.