As the state prepares to alter the GED test, the Northeast GED Center is encouraging people to take classes before the changes are in effect.
The changes will be in place by Jan. 1.
The test will cost $150. At present, the fee is $75. In addition, the test will be offered only online. Also, Northeast GED Center owner Bonnie Kaye believes the new test will be much more difficult to pass.
“If people haven’t been successful until now, it will be far more difficult in the future due to the ‘three C’s’ of the new test — content, computer and cost,” she said.
The Northeast GED Center is at 1928 Cottman Ave. Kaye said her program will have to be extended from four weeks to three months due to the complex nature of the questions on the 2014 test and the keyboard training involved.
The local GED center offers morning, afternoon, evening and weekend sessions. Classes are scheduled for October and November. Students meet either on three weekdays or both weekend days. The cost is $150, which includes registration, books, handouts, instruction, practice testing and pre-registration for the GED test.
Call 215-745-0141. ••