GED in Texas

Texas in using three options for HSE (high school equivalency) testing, the GED®, HiSET, and TASC.

HSE testing offers individuals who never completed high school the chance to acquire an equivalent credential.

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 tests (so five in total).

The GED modules may be taken separately but within a 2-year time frame. This does not apply to the TASC and HiSET. Applicants must be Texas residents and have government-issued photo IDs.

In Texas, you need to be 18 years old. For younger applicants, there are special conditions. Contact your nearest GED testing center. At 18, you may register for the Texas HSE test but 16 or 17-year-olds must be officially withdrawn from public school and have consent from a parent or guardian. 16 year-olds may also qualify if they submit a court order indicating they can get a GED.

You must be a Texas resident.
You never graduated from high school and are not engaged in any other school program.

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Texas GED Practice Test

GED passing score

On the latest edition of the GED exam you needed to score at least 150 points on each individual of the four subjects, but in January 2016 this was lowered to 145 as studies had shown that the bar was raised too high. You can very well take practice tests to identify your level of knowledge to find out if you are ready to take the exam.

We offer free practice tests and more practice tests are available at GED.com. Either way, get ready and become perfectly prepared.

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 and TASC come with their own scoring systems.

GED Cost

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 online. The GED exam offers you everything to become successful on the work floor and in college. The HiSET and TASC exams are slightly cheaper.

GED prep classes in Texas

You can prepare for the GED test by studying online.

Texas GED Online Classes

You can also choose traditional GED Prep classes at a Texas education center near you.

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Texas HSE Testing Centers

Abilene
Abilene ISD | 1929 S 11th St | Abilene | TX 79602 | 325.671.4419
Alice
Alice ISD | 1 Coyote Tr | Alice | TX 78332 | 361.664.0126
Alpine
Sul Ross State University | E Hwy 90 | Alpine | TX 79832 | 432.837.8178
Alvin
Alvin Community  College | 3110 Mustang Rd | Alvin | TX 77511 | 281.756.3531
Amarillo
Amarillo College | 2201 S Washington St | Amarillo | TX 79109 | 806.371.5445
Arlington
Venture Alternative High School | 4900 W Arkansas Ln | Arlington | TX 76016 | 682.867.6413
Athens
Trinity Valley Community College | 100 Cardinal Dr | Athens | TX 75751  | 903.675.6385
Austin
Austin Community College | 5930 Middle Fiskville Rd | Austin | TX 78752 | 512.223.7714
Baytown
Lee College | 200 Lee Dr | Baytown | TX 77520 | 281.425.6384
Beaumont
Taylor Career Center | 2330 North St | Beaumont | TX 77702 | 409.617.5012
Beeville
Coastal Bend College | 3800 Charco Rd | Beeville | TX 78102 | 361.354.2244
Big Spring
Howard College | 1001 Birdwell Ln | Big Spring | TX 79720 | 432.264.5637
Borger
Frank Phillips College | 1301 W Roosevelt St | Borger | TX 79008 | 806.457.4200
Brenham
Blinn College | 902 College Ave | Brenham | TX 77833 | 979.830.4196
Bridgeport
Bridgeport ISD | 1101 17th St | Bridgeport | TX 76426 | 940.683.1830
Brownsville
Brownsville ISD | 1625 Price Rd | Brownsville | TX 78521 | 956.548.8175
Bryan
Blinn College | 3125 S Texas Ave | Bryan | TX 77802 | 979.830.4196
Carrizo Springs
Carrizo Springs High School | 102 N 5th St | Carrizo Springs | TX 78834 | 830.876.3503
Carrollton
Farmers Branch ISD | 1330 W Valwood Pkwy | Carrollton | TX 75006 | 972.968.5675
Carthage
Panola College | 1109 W Panola St | Carthage | TX 75633 | 903.693.2046
Cedar Hill
Cedar Hill Valley College | 207 N Cannady Dr | Cedar Hill | TX 75104 | 972.860.7800
Cisco
Cisco Junior College | 101 College Heights | Cisco | TX 76437 | 254.442.5023
Commerce
Texas A&M University | 2200 Campbell St | Commerce | TX 75429 | 903.886.5122
Converse
Judson ISD | 102 School St | Converse | TX 78109 | 210.945.7525
Corpus Christi
Del Mar College | 101 Baldwin Blvd | Corpus Christi | TX 78404 | 361.698.1645
Corsicana
Navarro College | 3200 W 7th Ave | Corsicana | TX 75110 | 903.875.7457
Dallas
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
Denison
Grayson County College | 6101 Grayson Dr | Denison | TX 75020 | 903.463.8724
Denton
University of N Texas | 1800 W Chestnut St | Suite 311 | Denton | TX 76203 | 940.565.2735
El Paso
El Paso Community College | 9050 Viscount Blvd | El Paso | TX 79925 | 915.831.7815
Floresville
Floresville Center | 335 Alternative Ln | Floresville | TX 78114 | 830.393.5368
Ft. Worth
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
Fredericksburg ISD | 231 Billie Dr | Fredericksburg | TX 78624 | 830.990.9181
Frisco
Frisco ISD | 6928 W Maple St | Frisco | TX 75034 | 469.633.6706
Gainesville
North Central Texas College | 1525 W California St | Gainesville | TX 76240 | 940.668.4216
Galveston
Galveston College | 4015 Ave Q | Galveston | TX 77550 | 409.944.1290
Garland
Garland  High School | 310 S Garland Ave | Garland | TX 75040 | 972.494.8994
Gatesville
Gatesville High School | 205 S Lovers Ln | Gatesville | TX 76528 | 254.865.8281
Gonzales
Gonzales High School | 1501 St Lawrence St | Gonzales | TX 78629 | 830.672.6914
Graham
Graham ISD | 400 Third St | Graham | TX 76450  940.549.2002
Grand Prairie
Grand Prairie ISD | 2602 S Beltline Rd | Grand Prairie | TX 75052 | 972.237.5454
Harlingen
Texas State Tech | 1902 North Loop 499 | Harlingen | TX 78550 | 956.364.4316
Hereford
Hereford ISD | 601 N 25 Mile Ave | Hereford | TX 79045 | 806.363.7600
Hillsboro
Hill College | 112 Lamar Dr | Hillsboro | TX 76645 | 254.582.2555
Houston
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
Huntsville
Education Service Center | 3332 Montgomery Rd | Huntsville | TX 77340 | 936.435.8367
Iraan
Iraan High School | 100 S Farr St | Iraan | TX 79744 | 432.639.2524
Kaufman
Kaufman ISD | 3205 S Houston St | Kaufman | TX 75142 | 972.932.2811
Kilgore
Kilgore College | 1100 Broadway | Kilgore | TX 75662 | 903.983.8215
Killeen
Central Texas College | 6200 W Centex Expy | Killeen | TX 76543 | 254.526.1661
Kingsville
Texas A&M University | 1210 Retama Dr | Kingsville | TX 78363 | 361.593.2912
Kingwood
Kingwood College | 20000 Kingwood Dr | Kingwood | TX 77339 | 281.312.1660
Lake Jackson
Brazosport College | 500 College Dr | Lake Jackson | TX 77566 | 979.230.3235
Laredo
Laredo Community College | West End Washington St | Laredo | TX 78040 | 956.721.5418
Lewisville
Lewisville Center | 701 S Charles St | Lewisville | TX 75057 | 469.713.5997
Littlefield
Littlefield High School | 1100 Waylon Jennings Blvd | Littlefield | TX 79339 | 806.385.5683
Lockhart
Lockhart ISD | 520 Pecos St | Lockhart | TX 78644 | 512.398.0245
Longview
Kilgore College Longview Ctr | 300 S High St | Longview | TX 75601 | 903.753.2642
Lubbock
Texas Tech | 605 Indiana Ave | Lubbock | TX 79424 | 806.742.7200
The Dream Center | 1111 30th St | Lubbock | TX 79411 |806.775.3636
Lufkin
Angelina College | 3500 S First St | Lufkin | TX 75904 | 936.633.5495
Madisonville
Madisonville CISD | 714 Bacon St | Madisonville | TX 77864 | 936.349.8003
McAllen
S. Texas College | 2601 Pecan Plaza | McAllen | TX 78501 | 956.872.2120
McKinney
McKinney ISD | 2100 White Ave | McKinney | TX 75069 | 469.742.7800
Mercedes
Mercedes High School | 1200 Florida Ave | Mercedes | TX 78570 | 956.514.2114
Midland
Midland College | 3600 N Garfield St | Midland | TX 79705 | 432.528.5693
Mount Pleasant
NE Texas Community Coll. | 2886 FM 1735 | Mt Pleasant | TX 75456 | 903.434.8272
Nacogdoches
Stephen F Austin University | Th. Rusk Bldg | Rm 328 | Nacogdoches | TX 75962 | 936.468.6300
Odessa
Odessa College | 201 W University Blvd | Odessa | TX 79764 | 432.335.6620
Pampa
Clarendon College Pampa Ctr | 1601 W Kentucky Ave | Pampa | TX 79065 | 806.665.8801
Paris
Paris Junior College | 2400 Clarksville St | Paris | TX 75460 | 903.782.0446
Pasadena
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
Pecos
Barstow Toyah ISD | 1301 S Park St | Pecos | TX 79772 | 432.447.7229
Plainview
Plainview ISD | 1501 Quincy St | Plainview | TX 79072 | 806.296.4051
Plano
Plano ISD | 2221 Legacy Dr | Plano | TX 75023 | 469.752.6900
Port Lavaca
Calhoun High School | 525 N Commerce St | Port Lavaca | TX 77979 | 361.552.9404
Ranger
Ranger College | 1100 College Circle | Ranger | TX 76470 | 254-647-3234
Rockwall
Rockwall ISD | 1050 Williams St | Rockwall | TX 75087 | 972.772.2034
San Angelo
Howard College | 3501 N US Hwy 67 | San Angelo | TX 76905 | 325.481.8316
San Antonio
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
San Marcos ISD | 1331 State Hwy 123 | San Marcos | TX 78666 | 512.393.6161
Seguin
Seguin ISD | 1221 E Kingsbury St | Seguin | TX 78155 | 830.401.8625
Seminole
Seminole ISD | 508 SW Avenue D | Seminole | TX 79360 | 432.201.0408
Snyder
Western Texas College | 6200 S College Ave | Snyder | TX 79549 | 325.573.8511
Temple
Temple High School | 415 N 31st St | Temple | TX 76504 | 254.215.7069
Texarkana
Texarkana College | 2500 N Robison Rd | Texarkana | TX 75599 | 903.832.5565
Texas City
College Of The Mainland | 1200 Amburn Rd | Texas City | TX 77591 | 409.938.1211
Tomball
Lone Star College | 30555 Tomball Pkwy | Tomball | TX 77357 | 281.357.3676
Tyler
Tyler Junior College | 1530 S Southwest Loop 323 | Tyler | TX 74711 | 903.510.2913
Uvalde
SW Texas Junior College | 2401 Garner Field Rd | Uvalde | TX 78801 | 830.591.7346
Vernon
Vernon College | 4400 College Dr | Vernon | TX 76384 | 940.552.6291
Victoria
Victoria College | 2200 E Red River St | Victoria | TX 77901 | 361.582.2403
Vidor
Aim Center High School | 500 Stadium St | Vidor | TX 77662 | 409.951.8780
Waco
Texas State Tech | 3801 Campus Dr | Waco | TX 76705 | 254.867.3633
Waxahachie
Waxahachie ISD | 600 2nd St | Waxahachie | TX 75165 | 972.921.1181
Weatherford
Weatherford College | 225 College Park Dr | Weatherford |TX 76086 | 817.598.6488
Wharton
County Junior College | 911 Boling Hwy | Wharton | TX 77488 | 979.532.6905
Wichita Falls
Harrell Accelerated Learning Ctr | 3115 5th St | Wichita Falls | TX 76301 | 940.720.3144
Wichita Falls
Midwestern University | 3410 Taft Blvd | Wichita Falls | TX 76308 | 940.397.4676

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GED Study Guide

Brighter future

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.

Three options

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. 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 – what is it

The GED test, with its rich history, is a four-subtest high school equivalency test that will result in better employment options and allows for a college education. The latest edition of the GED exam (2014-Series) is completely computer-based. 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 HiSET (High School Equivalency Test) and TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion) are offered in both paper-based and computerized formats.

If you use the online portal MyGED, 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 test – 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.

GED test strategy

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.

Are Online Classes Worth Your Time?

The GED exam must be taken entirely on a computer, so basic keyboarding skills are required as well. A great advantage is that scores will be available right after testing. At the GED exam, you are free to take one of the four tests (Math, Science, Social Studies, and Literacy) when you feel ready to do so. Test results are valid for a 2-year period from the time of your first registration. This only applies to the GED, not to the HiSET and TASC.

The GED diploma is the equivalency of a common high school diploma and is all across America accepted by businesses. colleges and government institutions. The GED test offers adults a chance to demonstrate their educational level when compared to graduating high school seniors. The GED diploma that you receive upon successful completion of the exam will improve job options and open doors to a college education.

Please note that in early 2016, the GED exam passing score was adjusted downward from 150 to 145 points. To read more about this decision, check out this article.

Want to enroll in a Nursing Programs in Texas?

The University of Texas is most famous for its football team, but as anyone who has attended the main campus in Austin, TX or any of the satellite campuses dotted elsewhere around the Lone Star State can tell you, the University of Texas is actually a great place to get an excellent education.

For instance, the University of Texas offers some of the most innovative and comprehensive nursing programs in Texas. There are so many different levels in nursing – from Certified Nursing Assistants to Nurse Practitioners but nursing programs in Texas as offered by UT covers them all. 

About the University of Texas Nursing School and Nursing Programs

The School of Nursing at the University of Texas in Austin offers some of the best nursing programs in Texas as well as some of the most innovative. Their Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program is a 66 credit course that prepares nursing students to enter the field at the RN level. While the Associate to BSN program is designed for registered nurses with an Associate Degree or Diploma in Nursing who want to advance even further in the profession.

The completion of a bachelor’s degree in Nursing is the gateway to graduate-level education and advanced practice nursing roles.

When it comes to nursing programs in Texas the Alternate Entry MSN program offered by the University of Texas is rather unique. It is geared towards those who hold a BA already, just not one in a field that is associated with nursing. This is a popular choice for those making a career change and the program prepares students not only for their Masters in Nursing but to become a registered nurse as well.

Other Nursing Programs in Texas

The University of Texas system is far from the only school offering nursing programs in Texas of course. Like in other states there are schools in almost every town and city in the state that offer the education needed to join the medical profession as a nurse.

Before you start researching nursing programs in Texas you may want to figure out whether nursing is the right career for you at all. Many people are attracted to nursing these days because it is a well-paying profession that is still enjoying growth in the midst of a recession. The problem is that many people see nursing as a very glamorous position. The fact is though that while nursing is rewarding both financially and personally, it is a far harder job- at any level- than some people may imagine.

Those who are recent graduates of nursing programs in Texas should be prepared for the fact that often nursing involves working long shifts – 12 hours is often the norm in many hospitals – and that some of the things nurses come into contact with every day can be upsetting and difficult to deal with. If you are considering entering into any of the nursing programs in Texas or anywhere else, take the time to speak with people who are already working in the field to help you decide if this really is the right choice for you. Another popular and promising career path is the security industry.

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