ACTC Adult Education Offers Free GED

The GED test will be free in Kentucky this summer through July 31. The free test is part of an effort to encourage adults who did not finish high school to complete their GED this year. The GED opens doors to jobs and higher education.

Normally, the entire test taken on paper is $60 and the computer-based test is $120, a cost set by the national GED Testing Service. This summer, the test fees are being paid by Kentucky Adult Education, a unit of the Council on Postsecondary Education.

Approximately 16,000 people in Kentucky have started but not completed the test. The GED test will change on January 1, 2014, and people who have not completed all five parts of the tests before then will have to start over.

To take the GED, Boyd County applicants must complete an application form and take the Official Practice Test administered by the Adult Learning Center at ACTCs College Drive Campus. For more information, call the Adult Learning Center, 606-326-2457 or 606-326-2437.