Rush on GEDs: Test takers race to complete high school equivalency exam before new changes

Test moving to digital format, raising fees

WASHINGTON - Americans who passed part, but not all, of the GED test are rushing to finish it before a new version rolls out in January.

About 1 million Americans who took the high school equivalency exam could be affected. GED scores will be wiped out when the new version arrives.

FAQs about getting your GED in Colorado: http://www.cde.state.co.us/cdeadult/gedfaq

It's the first update to the test in more than a decade. 

Test takers will have to use a computer instead of pencil and paper. And the cost will be significantly higher, at $120.

There have been public service campaigns throughout the country for more than a year encouraging adults to come in and finish the GED test. Some centers are expanding hours to accommodate demand.