GED Texas General Information

Texas GED Testing Info

Texas awards a Texas GED Certificate, a high school equivalency diploma, to candidates who pass the GED exams in Texas.

The state of Texas provides access to the GED in Spanish, English, and French, but not all languages are available at all GED centers. The GED testing fees in Texas vary and are typically between $50 and $100 for all five tests. Contact your local Texas Official GED Testing Centers for fee and language information.

To pass the GED test, you will need to score a minimum of 410 on each test, and an average of 450. Find out more answers about the GED test at the GED FAQ.

Texas GED Practice Test

The best way to make sure you pass the Texas GED test is to be prepared. If you think you’re ready for the test, or if you want to know what to study, you should take a GED practice test. While Texas doesn’t require a practice test to take the GED, a practice test can improve your GED scores. Find out about online GED practice tests for Texas.

Texas GED Testing Eligibility

To qualify for GED testing in Texas, you must be at least 18 years old and live in the state of Texas. You must not be enrolled in school, and you must not be a high school graduate. You also need to have a government-issued photo ID, such as a state driver license, military ID, passport, or U.S. passport card. You may be able to take the test at 17 if you also have a parent or guardian’s permission, and you may be able to take the test at 16 if you are in the care of a state agency, under a court order, or in a Job Corps training program.

Don’t take the Texas GED test unless you’re prepared. You can pass, but if you’re like most people, you’ll need some brush-up and to get familiar with the test. Find out about GED online classes.

Texas GED: College Eligibility

More than 60 percent of GED test-takers plan to go on to college. The GED exam can help you get there. Ninety-eight percent of colleges and universities in the U.S. accept the GED credential, though some colleges require additional tests, such as the SAT or the ACE. Check with the admissions offices of the colleges you’re interested in for their requirements. Beware of online high school degrees that colleges won’t accept.

Texas GED Retesting

If you don’t get at least 410 on each of your GED tests, then you will need to wait 6 months to take the test again. You can get an exception, if you get a Retest Letter from a Texas-certified private GED tutor or GED program teacher that says you’re prepared for the test. Before you test again, go back and study, to make sure that you’re prepared.

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Texas GED Testing Accommodations

You may ask for testing accommodations for physical or mental issues that may affect your ability to take the test, including learning disabilities, ADHD, psychiatric or psychological conditions, and physical/chronic health conditions. You will need relevant medical or academic records and a current evaluation of your condition by a doctor or psychologist, plus a detailed letter or report from your evaluator. You will also need to fill out an Accommodations Request Form for either ADHD, Emotional/Mental Health, Learning Disabilities, or Health Disabilities, which has sections for you, the GED Chief Examiner in your area, and your evaluator. Read the testing accommodations guidelines for more information.

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Texas GED Transcripts

You can get a duplicate copy of GED transcripts or your GED certificate from the Texas Education Agency if you took your GED Test in Texas. You can only request your official GED certificate by mail, but you can choose to pick up the certificate in Austin or have it mailed. There is a $5 fee for TX GED certificates, payable by check or money order made out to TEA-GED. It takes about three weeks for the Texas GED Unit to process your request. Use the Official GED Certificate/Transcript Request Form to request your TX GED certificate. You can also get online GED certificate verification here.

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GED TX Testing Centers and Test Prep

To find local GED schools in Texas, the best resources are local adult education centers, libraries, community colleges, and adult schools. Resources for GED classes in Texas are listed below, as well as Texas GED testing centers.

Local GED Programs versus Online GED Courses

Local GED programs provide classroom learning, often similar to high school programs. Online GED courses provide GED test prep in your home, on your own schedule. The GED Academy online GED courses create a customized learning experience to walk you through getting your Texas GED.

GED Programs in Texas

Use the Texas directory of literacy providers to find a GED test prep program near you. Choose GED Preparation in the area for services, and search by city (i.e. Houston), county (i.e. Harris County), or region. Call for information about GED classes and other GED prep options.

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