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Texas Offers Two Tests

If you live in Texas, you can choose between two high school equivalency tests. The GED and HiSET are valid tests to get your credentials in The Lone Star State. You can't take either test online, but you can prepare and study for them online - anytime, anywhere and on any device!


Preparing and Studying Online 

There are three reasons why The College of Essential Education online study program speeds up preparation for your high school equivalency test.

  1. Flexibility: It fits into your schedule and lifestyle  
  2. Control: It lets you study at your own pace instead of what the classroom dictates. 
  3. Speed: It allows you to learn faster and retain more because it customizes the study to exactly what you need to know.

Your $15 enrollment will get you our GED Academy and HiSET Academy, but it also gets you four additional courses that help with improving your computer skills, finding and keeping your dream job, and managing your finances. Don’t wait, get started today

Texas State GED Test and HiSET Exam Eligibility Requirements

  • You must be a resident of Texas.
  • You cannot be enrolled in an accredited high school or be a high school graduate.
  • You must be 18 years old or older, however if you are 16 or 17 you can take the test with parent permission.
  • Cost: The GED test in Texas is $36.25 (per subject) or $145 (all subjects) and for the HiSET exam it is between $68.75-$90 (varies by testing)
  • Passing score: GED: 145 (minimum) in each subject. HiSET: 8 in each subtest, combined score of 45; minimum of 2 on the Language Arts, Writing essay.
  • Accommodations: You must apply for GED disability accommodations through the GED Testing Service page, but additional rules and requirements may apply. Find out about disability accommodations for the HiSET by filling out a request form and be sure to check for other state policies.

The State of Texas will award you high school equivalency (HSE) certificate, depending on which test you took and passed. That HSE diploma will show you have achieved the same level of knowledge as a high school graduate. 

How to Know When You Are Ready

Before taking either the GED test, TASC test, or HiSET exam for your high school equivalency test, you’ll want to take our free practice test so you know which areas you need to focus on in order to pass.

Next, you’ll want to enroll in an easy and affordable study program like The College of Essential Education. It’s designed to help you prepare quickly by showing you those exact subjects you need to master. Online study courses let you study only the areas that you need to master so you can quickly prepare for the exam.

Finally, be sure to locate an official Texas testing center by using the GED testing center locator or the HiSET testing center locator



That’s how many have successfully passed their high school equivalency test. Why wait?