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Nicolet now offers new computerized GED testing

March 14, 2014

Nicolet College is now offering the new series of General Educational Development (GED) tests that are designed to help students be more successful in college classes and also in their careers.

“The new test was developed from the ground up and is much more focused on teaching students critical-thinking and problem-solving skills,” said Lisa Young, Nicolet College Academic Success instructor and coordinator. “These are the exact skills students need to be successful in college and successful in landing good jobs with good wages.”

The previous GED was created in 2002 and included five paper tests. Its use was discontinued at the end of 2013. The new version has four tests that students now take on a computer through the MyGED portal at

“Nicolet has Academic Success Centers throughout the Northwoods to help students prepare for the tests,” Young added. “Staff at these centers can also help students set up their GED computer accounts. This will give them the opportunity to work through on-line tutorials, take practice tests to find out their strengths and weaknesses, and ultimately take the tests they will need to earn their GED.”

Test topics now include Math, Science, Social Studies and Reasoning through Language Arts.

An added benefit of the computerized version is that test-takers get same-day scoring, where in the past it took a week or more to get their results.

For more information about GED testing at Nicolet, contact the Nicolet College Academic Success Department at (715) 365-4455 or 1-800-544-3039, ext. 4455.