Wallace announces test dates

Published 7:55pm Tuesday, October 11, 2011

For high school dropouts who were intimidated by the school setting but are trying to return to the classroom, Wallace Community College-Selma wants to offer a solution to help place students on the “fast track” to success.

Wallace’s Adult Education program will hold registration for its GED fast-track class, for anyone who needs to retake at least two parts of the GED test. Registration will be held every Thursday beginning at 8 a.m. until Oct. 27.

Adult Education director Lula Snowden said the class is designed to help students pass difficult parts of the exam and receive their diploma.

“It’s geared toward re-testers, we’re trying to bring students to work on areas they need help in so they can pass the GED test,” Snowden said. “It’s geared towards (the) redeveloping class.”

The program, Snowden said, will be held every Monday and Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for six weeks.

“It’s a very intense class,” Snowden said. “A lot of people have most trouble with math and writing portions of the exam … whatever two parts are needed, we’ll cover all areas.”

Students who wish to participate must call Snowden at 876-9370 or Patricia Hopkins at 876-9369 for more information about registration and required materials.

“We will tell them a little bit more about the class and take an assessment to see what are the areas that need to be worked on,” Snowden said.

Snowden said there is also a minimum age requirement for the program.

“If someone who is 17 and dropped out or has been out of public school since August of this school year, he or she needs an exit interview form,” Snowden said.

“We take ages 17 and up … for those who don’t qualify for the program, we will refer them to our regular GED program.”

Testing for the GED exam will be held Saturday, Dec. 10.


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