Lincroft, NJ – New Jersey has announced that the current version of the GED test will expire at the end of 2013. This version, known as the 2002 Series GED test, will be replaced with the new 2014 GED test on January 2, 2014.

Those who have taken the 2002 Series GED test but not passed all five parts, have until the end of 2013 to do so. If individuals do not pass all the five parts before the December deadline, in 2014 they will need to start the entire test over again with the new GED test in order to receive their high school credential.

“The GED test opens doors to college, better jobs, the respect adults deserve and the satisfaction of earning a high school credential,” said Nancy O’Shea, GED Chief Examiner at Brookdale Community College. “We want to be sure that everyone is aware of this important deadline. GED test-takers must act now to finish and pass before the current test expires.”

“Support is available, right here in New Jersey,” said Carl DeJura, Chief Examiner of Adult Education at Brookdale. “We can help adult learners get prepared to take the parts of the GED test they still need to pass.”

GED test-takers can find more information at:

Because testing date availability is limited, candidates needing to schedule their retest are strongly advised to immediately contact either Nancy O’Shea at 732-224-2584 or Carl DeJura at 732-229-8440, extension 1501 or extension 1502.