RCC offers free GED prep tests

HAMLET — Individuals who have not obtained a high school diploma will be offered a free opportunity Sept. 22 – Oct. 3 to see if they possess the knowledge to obtain a GED.

RCC_50th_logo_horizontalThe GED Testing Service is giving all students the chance to “See for Free” by offering the GED Ready™ practice test for FREE at adult education centers. That includes Richmond Community College’s James Building in Hamlet and RCC’s Scotland Center in Laurinburg.

The “See For Free” promotion allows students to familiarize themselves with the GED® test and see if they are prepared to pass it. It also allows students unprepared to take the exam to see what areas they need to focus on in their personal study plan provided by the MyGED™ portal.

The GED test covers four areas – Reasoning through Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, and Mathematics. The GED Ready™ practice test is available in all four areas and cost $6 per test. During the promotion, it is FREE and will save individuals a total of $24 and inform them of their readiness to take the computerized GED Exam.

The GED diploma is a gateway for adults 18 and older to find their way to better paying jobs and higher education. Millions of adults have earned their GED®, which is accepted at all community colleges.

Interested individuals must call to set up an appointment for testing. Instructions will be given on how to set up an account with the GED Testing Service. Testing times will be Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. until noon during the two week promotion.

The fee for GED testing is $80 ($20 per test). Testing is schedule online and by appointment only and is conducted on specific days and times at the James Building and Scotland Center.

For more information or to schedule a testing time for the See For Free promotion or other GED services offered at Richmond Community College, contact Sherry Byrd, RCC’s director of College and Career Readiness, at 910-410-1772.

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