Texas in using the GED (General Education Development) exam for the state’s HSE (high school equivalency) program.
Texas additionally introduced two alternative HSE exams, the HiSET and the TASC for that purpose.
Applicants must be Texas resident, have government-issued photo IDs and be at least 18 years of age (though there options for 16 & 17-year-olds).
The HSE exam is for adults who never completed high school and successful test takers 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 exam 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).
Please note that in early 2016, the GED exam passing score was adjusted downward from 150 to 145 points. Read more here.
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.
GED prep classes in and around (click on your nearest city):
- Bryan/College Station
- Corpus Christi
- Del Rio
- El Paso
- Fort Worth
- Lake Jackson
- San Angelo
- San Antonio
- San Marcos
- Sugar Land
- Wichita Falls
Texas qualification requirements
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 At 18, you may register for the GED Test but 16 or 17-year-olds must be officially withdrawn from public school and have consent from a parent or guardian. 16 year-olds may also qualify if they submit a court order indicating they can get a GED.
Fee: $145 for the entire exam ($36.25 per test).
You must be a Texas resident.
You never graduated from high school and are not engaged in any other school program.
Texas HSE Testing Centers
Abilene ISD | 1929 S 11th St | Abilene | TX 79602 | 325.671.4419
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 N Texas | 1800 W Chestnut St | Suite 311 | Denton | TX 76203 | 940.565.2735
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
North Lake College | 1081 W Shady Grove Rd | Irving | TX 75060 | 214.891.1349
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
Lubbock 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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Adults learners looking to earn their high school equivalency credential now have three different testing options in Texas. Besides the GED, there are the HiSET exam and the TASC test. The GED Test is entirely computer based, whereas the HiSET and TASC also have paper options and the number of sections is different as well.
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.
GED – what is it
The GED Test 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.
GED – how to begin
Contact a GED prep location or a test center near you and see if you qualify to sign up for the GED program. The GED 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.
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 prep class at one of the numerous Texas facilities, mostly totally free of charge (check above at a city near you). It also makes sense to take a GED practice test to discover your strong and weak areas. This way you’ll learn what areas to focus on most. Check also our free online GED practice tests.
GED test strategy
Think about a good strategy that will help you to pass the examination. The GED test still has a few multiple choice questions left, although most have been replaced by essay-style answering. Find the best strategy to come up with right answers. Doing this will boost your confidence and your scores. On taking the test, think of the strategies you learned.
Computer-based GED testing
The new 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 new 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.
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.
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. To get fully informed on this topic visit this page. 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.
The total cost for the four tests in Texas is $135, so $33.75 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. If you use the online portal MyGED, you will get unprecedented support while preparing and taking the GED exam. Registration and test scheduling have become absolutely easy and are available 24/7.
The HiSET and TASC exams are $27 per subtest or $135 in total as well (source: GED Academy).