August 12, 2013
BENTON HARBOR, MI – Beginning in January 2014, Lake Michigan College will offer computerized GED testing at its M-TEC facility. The electronic system will replace the current paper-based testing method offered.
According to Debbie Gillespie, director of Workforce Training at LMC, scores from the paper tests will not be transferable into the electronic version. Students who have some, but not all of the five individual GED testing components, should plan to complete the remaining tests before the end of December.
GED candidates who want to begin or finish their paper tests must register for and schedule tests in advance. The paper version consists of five tests, which take a total of approximately seven hours to complete. In the computerized version, the writing and reading will be combined into one three-hour test, bringing the total number of tests needed to obtain the GED to four. Students do not need to take all tests at once.
To register or for more information about GED testing, contact Jenny Oldenburg at (269) 926-2554, or visit the College’s M-TEC facility at 400 Klock Rd. in Benton Harbor.