Walters State Community College is one of the first GED testing stations in the country to offer the high school equivalency exam on computer.“Adding this new option will provide immediate and long-term benefits,” said Dr. Andy Hall, director of counseling and testing at Walters State.
“One of the biggest advantages for test takers is knowing the results immediately. While the official results will still be mailed, the person has the confidence of earning a GED. That gives a big advantage in looking for a job, seeking training or enrolling in college,” Hall said.
The first students have already taken and passed the test on computer, Hall said.
The test is the same on both the computerized and the written version. Computer skills are not required. Basic keyboarding and computer skills are learned in a short introduction before the test. The test also offers enhanced security and flexible scheduling.
“Adult learners are often juggling jobs, families, study time and transportation issues. GED testing on the computer will be a significant step to make the experience easier, more flexible and faster for adult learners across Tennessee and eventually the country. We are pleased that Walters State Community College is our partner in this important endeavor,” said Randy Trask, president of GED Testing Service, which administers the GED tests nationwide.
For more information or to register for a GED, please call (423) 585-6804.