Test-takers rush to finish GED before exam gets tougher, more expensive in New Year


Starting in the new year, earning a Graduate Equivalency Diploma in Pennsylvania will become more difficult, more expensive and based totally on computers.

Those who have completed portions of the five-part test will lose all their work unless they can pass the entirety by Tuesday, New Year’s Eve.

On Monday, I went to Harambee-Allen GED testing center in Overbrook where adult learners are scrambling to complete the test before the deadline.

Listen above to hear West Philadelphia’s Deval Miller and Northeast Philadelphia’s Victoria Graham relate their struggles in attaining a GED.


Since initial publication, Miller called to say he finally passed the test on 8pm on New Year’s Eve. 

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