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GED test offered at MB locations for free to qualifying students

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Qualifying students are able to take the General Educational Development (GED) test for free at two Myrtle Beach locations, thanks to a grant from the SC Department of Employment and Workforce.

Horry County Schools Adult Education is able to provide no-cost GED testing for students to take the computer-based GED test at either the Myrtle Beach Family Learning Center or the Conway Education Center. The SC Department of Employment and Workforce awarded a $100,000 grant to support the free testing and strengthen South Carolina's workforce.

Students interested in preparing for the GED test can register and enroll in daytime or evening classes. To qualify, students must:

  • Have a valid Federal ID or Social Security number.
  • Pre-test and post-test at the Conway or Myrtle Beach locations.
  • Score 2400 or higher on the Official Practice Test.
  • Be eligible and available for employment.

A new version of the GED test will be introduced on January 2, 2014. This version is more closely aligned to career and college readiness, and incorporates academic common core state standards. Students who have taken the GED test, but not passed all five parts have until the end of December to pass or they must start over in 2014 in order to receive their high school credential.

In South Carolina, approximately 9,000 adults take the GED examination each year, with approximately 70 percent of them earning passing scores to be awarded with the South Carolina High School Equivalency Diploma.

For more information and to register for GED classes, visit www.edtheturtle.com or call the Adult Education Office at 843-488-6200. Students may also register for the computerized test at www.GEDcomputer.com.

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