GED Testing to Expire

Press Release

Posted: October 9, 2012


GED testing centers in Lorain County encourage adults to finish and pass before test deadlines

The Lorain County Community College GED Testing Center announced 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 January 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.
“The GED test opens doors to college, better jobs, the respect adults deserve, and the satisfaction of earning a high school credential,” said Rochelle Lappis, chief examiner for Lorain County. “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 Lorain County,” said Mary Murphy, director, Workforce Institute of Lorain County. “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.”
“If you need help preparing for the GED test, you can take GED classes for free. The Lorain County Community College Adult Basic and Literacy Education (ABLE) Consortium offers classes to adults free of charge, and are available in both day and evening sessions,” added Murphy, who is also coordinator of the Lorain County ABLE Consortium.
Interested GED test-takers can find more information at
GED testing in Lorain County is conducted at both the LCCC campus in Elyria or the Lorain County JVS.
A few important tips you should know about testing in Lorain County before the end of 2013:

  • Application and registration deadline for repeat GED® test-takers is October 15, 2013
  • Application and registration deadline for new GED® test-takers is October 15, 2013
  • Last day to take the current version of the GED® test is December 17, 2013

Testing sessions fill up quickly, so apply and register early.

For more information on GED classes or GED testing, call 440-366-4816 or visit
The GED test has opened doors to better jobs and college programs for more than 18 million graduates since 1942. Last year nearly 800,000 adults sat for the GED test, which is accepted by virtually all U.S. colleges and employers. As the creator of the official GED test, GED Testing Service has a responsibility to ensure that the program continues to be a reliable and valuable pathway to a better life for the millions of adults without a high school credential. Learn more at


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