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    So far all I know is that an all new GED test will start January 2014. It will be totally online and will replace the old paper and pencil test. All sections of the old 2002 paper-based test must be completed by the end of 2013.

    The new price to take the computer based 2014 GED will be $120.
    Residents of New York state will continue to take the GED for free.

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      Good thing I got mine in 2009.
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        I know the GED has been around a long time but it sure has changed a lot since the 80's.
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          I would've been satisfied doing the exams on the computer rather than by the books. I would've gotten my scores right away, rather than wait over 24 hrs.
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            I don't like the fact that they are raising the cost to $120. For people living in poverty this can be a lot of money. I'm guessing the money is lost if you fail and you have to pay again to retest?

            I've never been a fan of the GED. You have to disclose it on an application and most companies don't see it like they do a high school diploma. Colleges usually put applications with them on the back burner as well. To many you are seen as a quitter. There are online programs that will get you an actual diploma on your schedule.

            A little side note. I have never once been asked to show proof of a high school diploma for a job. My mom was two credits short of getting hers and she always lied and said she had it. Really I high school diploma or a GED is just to get you into college. Work experience and a trade specific degree is what lands you the jobs. If you get a GED make sure you get a college degree. If you don't go to college make sure you at least get your diploma. Or lie and say you do :P
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              That's interesting, I've never been asked to prove my graduation from high school either. My school offered everyone a wallet-card sized photo of their diploma back in the 70's. I just assumed by now everyone's diploma is on a thumb drive, lol.
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                I barely passed the math portion of the GED. That geometry was terrible! Speaking of math, I think they're considering adding trigonometry to the math portion.
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                  Western Washington has a growing population of adults who were educated as kids in another country and are using the GED as a baseline for entry to continue their education past high school level.

                  Employers around the Seattle area are demanding higher education from new employees and are asking state representatives to push local colleges to tighten graduation standards.
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