In a last push before GED tests are completely revised, officials at Harrisburg Area Community College will waive fees for the tests in November and December.

The GED will change format after Dec. 31. The structure of the test will be different, and those taking the GED will be required to ditch pencil and paper for an online version.

Any progress made on the GED tests will be voided in 2014. Now is the time to complete the five sections of the GED, said Robin Paulison, HACC director of adult education pathways and GED, in a statement by the school.

To qualify for the test fee waiver, individuals must participate in a practice session through HACC to determine their ability to pass the GED tests.

Each test normally costs $16, or $80 for all five tests.

HACC offers the tests and practice sessions at three locations: The Harrisburg Campus, the Northern Dauphin Human Services Center and the Hanover Center for Workforce Excellence.

HACC hopes to give all area residents the chance to take the test by waiving the fee, said Pamilla Saylor, integrated marketing communications coordinator at the school.

Right now, Saylor said, the school aims to have 100 people finish their GED testing by the end of the year.

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For more information about testing and the Harrisburg Campus, call Angela Cole at 717-780-1917. For information for the Northern Dauphin Human Services Center or the Hanover Center for Workforce Excellence, call Heather Campbell at 717-780-2650.