Posted: Feb 7, 2013 6:57 PM by Erin Schermele - MTN News
Big changes are coming in 2014 for students across the country who need to complete their GED, including a price increase and changes in course work.
The program was recently sold to a for-profit company, which means in less than a year, the GED test will cost students $120 instead of $55.
The rigor of the course will also change to include computer skills as well as more advanced math and an updated English test.
While this change will ultimately help students prepare for the workforce, students are encouraged to enroll before the changes are made.
Jodi Christian, an adult education counselor, said, "Because there is some of that uncertainty, we just want to get as many people through this that we can. I have files...of people who have started and haven't finished, and I just really want those people to come in and reach this potential, and then have a plan for what else they want to do in life."
Anyone who has started their test after 2002 has until the end of December 2013 to complete their GED.
If students are starting the program from the beginning it takes about six weeks to complete.
For more information about GED testing in Montana, call the Montana GED Program office at 406.444.4438 or click here to visit the website