NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) - Across the state, changes are coming to the GED causing many to want to take the test now. Instructors at Cape Fear Community College say they are seeing a significant increase in students signing up.
Officials say the switch has been two years in the making and by this January all states, including North Carolina, will take the newer form of the GED.
The changes include the cost, which CFCC officials say it will go from $35 to $120 for all of the tests. New next year, you will also have to pay to re-take tests. The newer version will be computer based and will also align with the common core curriculum. Students that have taken some sections of the current test will have to pass their remaining sections by the end of December, or retake all sections in January.