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First GED Test Module Free for First-time Testers Until August 1

Anyone interested in earning a GED who has never taken the test before can begin the process for free for a limited time. West Kentucky Community and Technical Colleges Adult Learning Centers are helping individuals prepare to do that.

From now until August 1, 2015, GED Testing Service (GEDTS) is hosting a promotion that provides $10 off the first GED test module for individuals taking the 2014 series GED test for the first time. This discount, when used along with a $20 GED test module voucher provided by Kentucky Adult Education, allows qualified individuals to take their first module of the GED test for free.

Unlike the previous GED test series, the 2014 GED test series allows testers to take each of the four modules, or subject areas, of the test one at a time. This is beneficial because it allows individuals to focus on one subject at a time.

This wonderful opportunity provides first-time GED seekers with the option of taking the module they are most confident in, whether it is Reasoning through Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, or Mathematical Reasoning without having to pay to try their first GED test module, and will provide great savings to our students said Samantha Williams, WKCTC director of adult education.

The regular cost of each GED test module is $30 for a total of $120; however, Kentucky Adult Education (KYAE) is currently covering $20 of the cost of each of the four GED test modules for first-time 2014 GED test-takers, reducing the cost to just $10 for each module. Individuals who take advantage of the GEDTS promotion can take the first test module for free, making the cost for all four GED test modules just $30, a 75% savings off the regular test cost.

But individuals must prepare in order to qualify to take a GED test module. The tester must have passed the module of the same subject area on the GED Ready Test. In order to qualify for KYAE-funded GED test vouchers, the tester must also be enrolled in a Kentucky Adult Education program, like the one in McCracken County or Graves County.

The WKCTC Adult Learning Centers offers one-on-one tutoring, managed classes, distance learning programs, and GED Express classes to assist GED seekers prepare for the GED Ready Test, and ultimately reach their goal of earning a GED diploma.

The GED Ready Test is offered on Fridays at the WKCTC Adult Learning Centers, located in the Anderson Technical Building, Room 111, 4810 Alben Barkley Drive and the Skilled Craft Training Center, 70 Hickory Road in Hickory.

The GED exam is given on Wednesdays and Thursdays at the WKCTC Workforce Assessment Center located in the colleges Emerging Technology Center.

For more information about the adult education center in McCracken County, call 270-534-3451, e-mail For more information about the adult education center in Graves County, call 270-856-2422, e-mail Please visit the WKCTC Adult Learning Centers website or their Facebook page at