Texas is using three options for HSE (high school equivalency) testing, the GED®, HiSET, and TASC exams. HSE testing offers individuals who never completed high school the chance to acquire a credential that’s equivalent to a high school diploma.
Upon successful completion of one of the three HSE tests, students will receive the Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency (TxCHSE).
The GED test is only available in a computer-based format whereas the TASC and HiSET are offered both on paper and on a computer.
The GED includes four separate subtests (modules) in Math, Science, Literacy, and Social Studies while the TASC and HiSET have separate reading and writing subtests (so five in total).
The GED modules may be taken separately but within a 2-year time frame. The TASC and HiSET modules may, if you wish, also be taken separately.
Applicants must be Texas residents and have government-issued photo IDs.
Online HSE testing is not possible. Testing is done at state-designated testing centers.
Texas HSE testing requirements
In Texas, you need to be 16 years old, though 16 & 17-year-olds, need to meet additional strict requirements. Please get in touch with a major prep site or a testing center near you.
So at 18, you may register for the Texas HSE test without any further restrictions but 16 or 17-year-olds must, for example, be officially withdrawn from public school and have consent from a parent or guardian. 16 year-olds may also qualify if they submit a court order indicating they can get a GED.
Applicants must be Texas residents who don’t hold a high school diploma and are not engaged in any other school program.
GED, HiSET, TASC prep classes in Texas
You can prepare for the GED test very well by studying online but you may also choose a traditional GED prep class at a Texas education center near you. Click on your nearest city to discover all the options.
- Bryan/College Station
- Corpus Christi
- Del Rio
- El Paso
- Fort Worth
- Lake Jackson
- San Angelo
- San Antonio
- San Marcos
- Sugar Land
- Wichita Falls
Texas HSE testing centers
Region 14 Ed. Service Ctr | 4300 S Treadaway Blvd | Abilene | TX 79602 | 325.675.7026
Alice ISD | 1 Coyote Tr | Alice | TX 78332 | 361.664.0126
Sul Ross State University | E Hwy 90 | Alpine | TX 79832 | 432.837.8178
Alvin Community College | 3110 Mustang Rd | Alvin | TX 77511 | 281.756.3531
Amarillo College | 2201 S Washington St | Amarillo | TX 79109 | 806.371.5445
Venture Alternative High School | 4900 W Arkansas Ln | Arlington | TX 76016 | 682.867.6413
Trinity Valley Community College | 100 Cardinal Dr | Athens | TX 75751 | 903.675.6385
Austin Community College | 5930 Middle Fiskville Rd | Austin | TX 78752 | 512.223.7714
Lee College | 200 Lee Dr | Baytown | TX 77520 | 281.425.6384
Taylor Career Center | 2330 North St | Beaumont | TX 77702 | 409.617.5012
Coastal Bend College | 3800 Charco Rd | Beeville | TX 78102 | 361.354.2244
Howard College | 1001 Birdwell Ln | Big Spring | TX 79720 | 432.264.5637
Frank Phillips College | 1301 W Roosevelt St | Borger | TX 79008 | 806.457.4200
Blinn College | 902 College Ave | Brenham | TX 77833 | 979.830.4196
Bridgeport ISD | 1101 17th St | Bridgeport | TX 76426 | 940.683.1830
Brownsville ISD | 1625 Price Rd | Brownsville | TX 78521 | 956.548.8175
Blinn College | 3125 S Texas Ave | Bryan | TX 77802 | 979.830.4196
Carrizo Springs High School | 102 N 5th St | Carrizo Springs | TX 78834 | 830.876.3503
Farmers Branch ISD | 1330 W Valwood Pkwy | Carrollton | TX 75006 | 972.968.5675
Panola College | 1109 W Panola St | Carthage | TX 75633 | 903.693.2046
Cedar Hill Valley College | 207 N Cannady Dr | Cedar Hill | TX 75104 | 972.860.7800
Cisco Junior College | 101 College Heights | Cisco | TX 76437 | 254.442.5023
Texas A&M University | 2200 Campbell St | Commerce | TX 75429 | 903.886.5122
Judson ISD | 102 School St | Converse | TX 78109 | 210.945.7525
Del Mar College | 101 Baldwin Blvd | Corpus Christi | TX 78404 | 361.698.1645
Navarro College | 3200 W 7th Ave | Corsicana | TX 75110 | 903.875.7457
Bill J Priest Inst. for Economic Development | 1402 Corinth St | Dallas | TX 75215 | 214.860.5792
Mountain View College | 4849 W Illinois Ave | Dallas | TX 75211 | 214.860.8778
Grayson County College | 6101 Grayson Dr | Denison | TX 75020 | 903.463.8724
University of North Texas | 1800 W Chestnut St | Ste 311 | Denton | TX 76201 | 940.565.2735
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley | 300 N Sugar Rd | Edinburg | TX 78541 | 956.665.2521
El Paso Community College | 9050 Viscount Blvd | El Paso | TX 79925 | 915.831.7815
Floresville Center | 335 Alternative Ln | Floresville | TX 78114 | 830.393.5368
Tarrant County Coll. Trinity River | 300 Trinity Campus Cir | Ft. Worth | TX 76102 | 817.515.8223
Tarrant County Junior Coll. S | 5301 Campus Dr | Ft Worth | TX 76119 | 817.515.4535
Tarrant County Coll. NW | 4801 Marine Creek Pkwy | Ft Worth | TX 76179 | 817.515.7759
Fredericksburg ISD | 231 Billie Dr | Fredericksburg | TX 78624 | 830.990.9181
Frisco ISD | 6928 W Maple St | Frisco | TX 75034 | 469.633.6706
North Central Texas College | 1525 W California St | Gainesville | TX 76240 | 940.668.4216
Galveston College | 4015 Ave Q | Galveston | TX 77550 | 409.944.1290
Garland High School | 310 S Garland Ave | Garland | TX 75040 | 972.494.8994
Gatesville High School | 205 S Lovers Ln | Gatesville | TX 76528 | 254.865.8281
Gonzales High School | 1501 St Lawrence St | Gonzales | TX 78629 | 830.672.6914
Graham ISD | 400 Third St | Graham | TX 76450 940.549.2002
Grand Prairie ISD | 2602 S Beltline Rd | Grand Prairie | TX 75052 | 972.237.5454
Texas State Tech | 1902 North Loop 499 | Harlingen | TX 78550 | 956.364.4316
Hereford ISD | 601 N 25 Mile Ave | Hereford | TX 79045 | 806.363.7600
Hill College | 112 Lamar Dr | Hillsboro | TX 76645 | 254.582.2555
Houston Community Coll. | 1300 Holman St | Houston | TX 77004 | 713.718.8538
Houston Community Coll. | 1265 Pinemont Dr | Houston | TX 77018 | 713.718.8538
Houston Community Coll. | 6815 Rustic Ave | Houston | TX 77087 | 713.718.8538
Houston Community Coll. | 5601 W Loop S | Houston | TX 77081 | 713.718.8538
North Harris Coll. | 2700 WW Thorne Dr | Houston | TX 77073 | 281.765.7856
San Jacinto Coll. | 5800 Uvalde Rd | Houston | TX 77049 | 281.998.6150
San Jacinto Coll. | 13735 Beamer Rd | Houston | TX 77089 | 281.922.3433
Texas Southern University | 3100 Cleburne Ave | Houston | TX 77004 | 713.313.7387
University Of Houston Downtown | 1 Main St S/280 | Houston | TX 77002 | 713.221.8027
Education Service Center | 3332 Montgomery Rd | Huntsville | TX 77340 | 936.435.8367
Iraan High School | 100 S Farr St | Iraan | TX 79744 | 432.639.2524
Kaufman ISD | 3205 S Houston St | Kaufman | TX 75142 | 972.932.2811
Kilgore College | 1100 Broadway | Kilgore | TX 75662 | 903.983.8215
Central Texas College | 6200 W Centex Expy | Killeen | TX 76543 | 254.526.1661
Texas A&M University | 1210 Retama Dr | Kingsville | TX 78363 | 361.593.2912
Kingwood College | 20000 Kingwood Dr | Kingwood | TX 77339 | 281.312.1660
Brazosport College | 500 College Dr | Lake Jackson | TX 77566 | 979.230.3235
Laredo Community College | West End Washington St | Laredo | TX 78040 | 956.721.5418
Lewisville Center | 701 S Charles St | Lewisville | TX 75057 | 469.713.5997
Littlefield High School | 1100 Waylon Jennings Blvd | Littlefield | TX 79339 | 806.385.5683
Lockhart ISD | 520 Pecos St | Lockhart | TX 78644 | 512.398.0245
Kilgore College Longview Ctr | 300 S High St | Longview | TX 75601 | 903.753.2642
Texas Tech | 605 Indiana Ave | Lubbock | TX 79424 | 806.742.7200
The Dream Center | 1111 30th St | Lubbock | TX 79411 |806.775.3636
Angelina College | 3500 S First St | Lufkin | TX 75904 | 936.633.5495
Madisonville CISD | 714 Bacon St | Madisonville | TX 77864 | 936.349.8003
S. Texas College | 2601 Pecan Plaza | McAllen | TX 78501 | 956.872.2120
McKinney ISD | 2100 White Ave | McKinney | TX 75069 | 469.742.7800
Mercedes High School | 1200 Florida Ave | Mercedes | TX 78570 | 956.514.2114
Midland College | 3600 N Garfield St | Midland | TX 79705 | 432.528.5693
NE Texas Community Coll. | 2886 FM 1735 | Mt Pleasant | TX 75456 | 903.434.8272
Stephen F Austin University | Th. Rusk Bldg | Rm 328 | Nacogdoches | TX 75962 | 936.468.6300
Odessa College | 201 W University Blvd | Odessa | TX 79764 | 432.335.6620
Clarendon College Pampa Ctr | 1601 W Kentucky Ave | Pampa | TX 79065 | 806.665.8801
Paris Junior College | 2400 Clarksville St | Paris | TX 75460 | 903.782.0446
Pasadena ISD | 1838A E Sam Houston Pkwy | Pasadena | TX 77503 | 713.740.0298
San Jacinto College | 8060 Spencer Hwy | Pasadena | TX 77505 | 281.542.2025
Barstow Toyah ISD | 1301 S Park St | Pecos | TX 79772 | 432.447.7229
Plainview ISD | 1501 Quincy St | Plainview | TX 79072 | 806.296.4051
Plano ISD | 2221 Legacy Dr | Plano | TX 75023 | 469.752.6900
Calhoun High School | 525 N Commerce St | Port Lavaca | TX 77979 | 361.552.9404
Ranger College | 1100 College Circle | Ranger | TX 76470 | 254-647-3234
Rockwall ISD | 1050 Williams St | Rockwall | TX 75087 | 972.772.2034
Howard College | 3501 N US Hwy 67 | San Angelo | TX 76905 | 325.481.8316
Palo Alto Comm. Coll. | 1400 W Villaret Blvd | San Antonio | TX 78224 | 210.486.3410
East Central ISD | 6634 New Sulphur Springs Rd | San Antonio | TX 78263 | 210.648.7861
Edgewood ISD | 563 W 40th St | San Antonio | TX 78237 | 210.444.7947
Tejeda High School | 12121 Southeast Loop 410 | San Antonio | TX 78214 210.989.4921
North East ISD | 8750 Tesoro Dr | San Antonio | TX 78217 | 210.657.8866
Northside ISD | 6632 Bandera Rd | San Antonio | TX 78238 | 210.397.7569
San Antonio Coll. | 1300 San Pedro Ave | San Antonio | TX 78212 | 210.486.0448
San Antonio ISD | 623 S Pecos St | San Antonio | TX 78207 | 210.227.1237
Southwest Community Education | 11914 Dragon Ln | San Antonio | TX 78252 | 210.622.4345
St. Philip’s College | 1801 Martin Luther King Dr | San Antonio | TX 78203 | 210.486.2444
San Marcos ISD | 1331 State Hwy 123 | San Marcos | TX 78666 | 512.393.6161
Seguin ISD | 1221 E Kingsbury St | Seguin | TX 78155 | 830.401.8625
Seminole ISD | 508 SW Avenue D | Seminole | TX 79360 | 432.201.0408
Western Texas College | 6200 S College Ave | Snyder | TX 79549 | 325.573.8511
Temple High School | 415 N 31st St | Temple | TX 76504 | 254.215.7069
Texarkana College | 2500 N Robison Rd | Texarkana | TX 75599 | 903.832.5565
College Of The Mainland | 1200 Amburn Rd | Texas City | TX 77591 | 409.938.1211
Lone Star College | 30555 Tomball Pkwy | Tomball | TX 77357 | 281.357.3676
Tyler Junior College | 1530 S Southwest Loop 323 | Tyler | TX 74711 | 903.510.2913
SW Texas Junior College | 2401 Garner Field Rd | Uvalde | TX 78801 | 830.591.7346
Vernon College | 4400 College Dr | Vernon | TX 76384 | 940.552.6291
Victoria College | 2200 E Red River St | Victoria | TX 77901 | 361.582.2403
Aim Center High School | 500 Stadium St | Vidor | TX 77662 | 409.951.8780
Texas State Tech | 3801 Campus Dr | Waco | TX 76705 | 254.867.3633
Waxahachie ISD | 600 2nd St | Waxahachie | TX 75165 | 972.921.1181
Weatherford College | 225 College Park Dr | Weatherford |TX 76086 | 817.598.6488
County Junior College | 911 Boling Hwy | Wharton | TX 77488 | 979.532.6905
Harrell Accelerated Learning Ctr | 3115 5th St | Wichita Falls | TX 76301 | 940.720.3144
Midwestern University | 3410 Taft Blvd | Wichita Falls | TX 76308 | 940.397.4676
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In the U.S. we can find millions of adults who do not have a high school diploma. Passing the Texas HSE exam will open doors to colleges and universities, and improve chances for better income and new careers. This article lists all GED prep facilities in Texas. You’re also welcome to check our article about how to sign up for the GED exam with MyGED.
The GED includes four sections (modules) that can be taken separately within two years (language arts, science, math, and social studies. The TASC and HiSET exams have separate reading and writing sections, so five in total that may also be dealt with separately. All three options are available in both English and Spanish and must be taken at an official testing site. Online testing is NOT available.
GED, HiSET, TASC passing scores
The GED passing score is 145 on a 100-200 scale.
GED scoring is as follows:
100-144: Below passing score
145-164: Passing score (high school equivalency)
165-174: College ready score
175-200: College ready Plus college credit score
HiSET scoring takes place on a scale up to 20 and the passing score on each of the five subtests is 8. You must attain at lease a 2-score (out of 6) on the HiSET essay and your overall score must be at least 45.
The five TASC subtests are measured on a 300-800 scale and the passing score on each module is 500 so your overall score must be at least 2500 and your TASC essay score has to be a 2 out of a possible 8.
The total cost for the four tests in Texas is $145, so $36,25 per subject area. You don’t need to pay upfront for the whole exam. You can pay for only the section(s) you register for. The GED exam offers you everything to become successful on the work floor and in college. The HiSET and TASC exams are slightly cheaper.
Free GED online prep in Texas
It doesn’t matter whether you dropped out of high school recently or that you did not finish many years ago if you want to get ahead, the GED (General Education Development) program will be the right thing to sign up for. The GED if fully computer-based while the HiSET (High School Equivalency Test) and TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion) are offered in both paper-based and computerized formats.
If you go to the online portal MyGED (at the website GED.com), you need to create your personal account so you can get unprecedented support while preparing and taking the GED exam to earn your diploma. Registration and test scheduling have become absolutely easy and are available 24/7 at the online GED office.
HSE testing – how to begin
Contact a GED, HiSET, or TASC prep location or a test center near you and see if you qualify to sign up for the Texas HSE program. The HSE program is not for everybody: you can not have a high school diploma or be registered for any other school program. Learn about requirements and regulations and a student may also request financial aid if he or she qualifies.
Get well prepared. Your local bookstore or library can supply material and there are a few pretty good online courses, but the best way to prepare is probably attending a GED, TASC, or HiSET prep class at a Texas education agency, mostly totally free of charge (check above at a city near you). It also makes sense to take a practice test to discover your strong and weak areas. This way you’ll learn what areas to focus on most. You may well benefit from this website’s free help (video lessons and practice tests) on your phone, tablet, or computer without even having to leave an email address or any other personal data.
Think about a good strategy that will help you to pass the examination. The GED test still has multiple choice questions left, although many were replaced by essay-style answering. Find the best strategy to come up with the right answers. Doing this will boost your confidence and your scores. On taking the test, think of the strategies you learned.
The GED diploma is the equivalency of a common high school diploma and is all across America accepted as such by employers, colleges, and government institutions. The GED, HiSET, and TASC exams offer adults a chance to demonstrate their educational level when compared to graduating high school seniors. The high school equivalency diploma that you receive upon successful completion of the exam will improve job options and open doors to a college education.
We offer free GED Texas practice tests and more practice tests are available at GED.com. Either way, get ready and become perfectly prepared. GED Testing Service (GTS) is holding the copyrights of GED and GED Ready (the official GED practice test). GED Testing Service is not endorsing this website’s publications and is not engaged in this website’s GED prep courses and/or practice tests.