Soon GED® candidates will set aside their pencil and paper on test day and enter answers using their keyboards. Beginning in January 2014, the GED® test will only be administered by computer.  Harford Community College has completely updated its GED® instruction to help students prepare for the new computerized GED® test.

Types of questions on the new GED® test include multiple choice, drag-and-drop, hot spot, fill-in-the-blank, drop-down selection, short answer, and extended response.  Subjects include Reasoning Through the Language Arts, Mathematical Reasoning, Science, and Social Studies. The official launch date of the new computerized GED® test is January 2, 2014.  The length of time required for testing is seven hours.

Harford Community College bridges the gap between adult learners and the growing number of middle-skill jobs by offering instruction designed to help students pass the new 2014 GED®  test.  Our classes help students learn concepts and skills covered in the GED® test, while improving test-taking skills for a computer-based environment. 

Today, adult learners face new challenges to meet the growing demands of education and the job market. The GED® Testing Service developed the 2014 GED® test to help adults achieve high school equivalency and demonstrate readiness for opportunities in college and careers.

Why a new GED® test?

  1. To award a high school equivalency diploma based on current high school graduation standards and prevailing national and state content standards
  2. To provide specific information about academic strengths and weaknesses that help test-takers improve their performance
  3. To present a framework for test-takers to demonstrate readiness for employment, workforce training programs, or post-secondary education

To access the free practice test today and get a preview of the content and technology that will be part of the 2014 GED® test, go to

For information on GED® classes, call 443-412-2616 or email