GED - (General Education Development)

On January 1, 2014 a new version of the GED test was launched.  Anyone who had not previously completed the GED will be required to take and pass the entire new version.

All registration for the GED must be completed through www.ged.com.

The GED reflects current high school curriculum standards while including content related to the workplace and community.  The GED tests provide a uniform measure of high school achievement.  The GED is administered at Texas A&M - Commerce through Pearson VUE testing.  

In order to take the GED tests, an applicant must:

  • Have a valid government (national or foreign) issued photo ID;

  • Be 18 years of age;

  • Be a resident of the state of Texas;

  • Not be enrolled in an accredited high school; and

  • Not be a high school graduate from an accredited high school.

What is a valid government issued ID?

Identification must include date of birth, photograph, and signature!

Government Issued IDs (national or foreign) include:

  • State Driver License 

  • Department of Public Safety Identification Card

  • Military ID

  • Passport  

  • U.S. Passport Card

  • Matrícula Consular card

They do not include:

  • School IDs

  • Credit/Debit Cards

Fees:

  • The fee is $33.75 per exam for all four exams for a total of $135 to complete the GED.  This must be paid via credit card at the time of registration for the test.

Examinees under 18 are required to submit forms to the Texas Education Agency (TEA) for approval PRIOR to registering for the GED test.  The forms can be accessed at http://www.tea.state.tx.us/gedforms.htmlNote: The forms are to be uploaded using a secure file sharing portal for which instructions are given at the bottom of the page. 

Time limits for GED tests are:

  • Language Arts: 150 minutes

  • Social Studies: 90 minutes

  • Science: 90 minutes

  • Math: 90 minutes

Testing Schedule:

For the availability and specific date information, go to www.ged.com and log in to your account.

Scoring:

The 2014 GED Test Series scores range from 100 to 200. To earn a State of Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency, one must achieve a minimum of 150 on each of the four exams.  Therefore, you will need to reach a score of at least 150 on each part and a total score of 600 across the four-part battery in order to receive your GED® test credential.

When will I receive more scores?

Your scores will be available by the end of the day you tested.  Log back in to www.ged.com and click on "My Scores" in the blue bar at the top or "Get your Scores" on your "Scores" tile.

Re-Testing Policy:

You can take a test section, and two subsequent section retests, with no restrictions between retakes. If you fail the second or any subsequent retest, the test taker must wait 60 days for each successive attempt.

Fees for Retesting:

Two discounted retakes per failed content area, providing those retakes occur within 12 calendar months of the initial attempt. $13.75 instead of $33.75 per retake. After these two re-tests, a candidate can wait 90 days to test again for full price - $33.75.

Additional Score reports or duplicate certificates:

A certificate search and additional certificate request can be made by clicking here or you can log in to your GED.com account.