SIC Adapts to GED Changes


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Daily from August 14, 2014 until September 8, 2014


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Changes have been made to the GED this year that included eliminating the pencil and paper exam, adopting a computer-based testing (CBT) format, increasing the cost of the test from $50 to $120, and creating an all new GED test that is consistent with state Common Core standards.
Southeastern Illinois College have taken several proactive steps to assist the students with succeeding when taking the new test. Some of the steps being taken involve creation of a new, updated curriculum that aligns with the new GED test, new text books that are rooted in the Common Core standards and offering scholarships for the GED test through a grant received from the Dollar General Family Literacy Foundation to those who qualify.
The importance of getting a GED goes beyond the classroom. Most specialized training programs require either a high school diploma or a GED diploma. This could mean a significant difference in income over a lifetime.
SIC is offering free GED Classes beginning Sept. 2. Instruction includes all classes, materials and practice tests at no charge. Students may register during the first class session.

In addition to offering GED classes on its main campus in Harrisburg, the College will offer free classes at the following locations: Harrisburg District Library (begins Sept. 8); WADI in Shawneetown (begins Sept. 3); Hardin County Golden Circle (begins Sept. 3); First Baptist Church in Golconda (begins Sept. 4); and SIC’s White County Center in Carmi (begins Sept. 2).

For further details about SIC’s free GED classes, visit or contact Angie Dunk at 618-252-5400, ext. 2242, toll free at 866-338-2742 or

Southeastern Illinois College
3575 College Road
Harrisburg, IL 62946

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