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Monday, July 30, 2012

Adult Education Holds GED Graduation

The UACCM Adult Education Program is pleased to announce that 32 area residents earned a GED® during the 2011-2012 spring semester.  In honor of these graduates, a summer GED® Graduation Ceremony was held in the UACCM Fine Arts Auditorium on the evening of Tuesday, June 26.
Following the ceremony, GED® graduates celebrated their accomplishments surrounded by family members and friends in the UACCM Plaza.  A total of 68 individuals have earned a GED® diploma during 2011-2012 program year.
Arkansas is one of only a few states that currently offers the General Education Development (GED®) test at no cost to the student, but unfortunately that will soon change. Nationally, the GED® test is being updated and redesigned to reflect today’s common core educational standards. Beginning in 2014, the GED® test will be computer based with a projected fee of $120.
Arkansas will continue to offer Adult Education classes free of charge, but effective January 1, 2014, Adult Education students will be required to pay a testing fee when taking the GED® exam. Area residents interested in earning a GED® are encouraged to visit the UACCM Community Education Center to take advantage of earning their GED® while it is offered free of charge.
For additional information regarding Adult Education services, please contact Amanda Atkinson at Atkinson@uaccm.edu or 501-215-4904.

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