Listed on this page is an overview of all GED® prep classes and testing sites in the Tyler area.
Texas uses multiple tests for HSE (high school equivalency) testing, the GED, HiSET, and TASC.
The HSE test gives adults who have couldn’t graduate high school one more option to acquire an equivalent degree.
The Texas HSE test measures fundamental expertise and knowledge at a level that compares to that of graduating HS students.
The GED is fully computer-based while the TASC and HiSET alternatives come with both a paper-based and a computer-based version.
The GED counts four separate modules in Math, Science, Language Arts, and Social Studies that must be completed in maximally two years.
The HiSET and TASC exams have individual writing and reading subtests, so five in total that can be taken separately as well.
Tyler GED prep classes
Literacy Council of Tyler HSE Program *)
1408 N Haynie, Tyler, TX 75702, Phone: 903 – 533 – 0330
Tyler Junior College
1530 S Southwest Loop 323, Tyler, TX 75711, Phone: 903 – 533 – 0330
Tyler Junior College-West Campus
1400 E 5th Street, Tyler, TX 75701, Phone: 903 – 510 – 2939
Tyler Goodwill Center
407 W Locust Street, Tyler, TX 75702, Phone: 903 – 593 – 9326
Gateway to Hope
601 E Valentine Street, Tyler, TX 75702, Phone: 903 – 752 – 9343
PATH HSE Program
402 W Front Street, Tyler, TX 75702, Phone: 903 – 597 – 7284
PATH’s Educational Services provide adult learning options where you can enhance your skills and knowledge. Available classes include (among other) computer literacy, HSE preparation, and employment searches.
Greater East Texas Community Action-Smith County
1630 S Vine Avenue, Tyler, TX 75701, Phone: 903 – 592 – 3828
The Salvation Army-Tyler
633 N Broadway, Tyler, TX 75702, Phone: 903 – 592 – 4361
Catholic Charities East Texas
202 W Front Street, Tyler, TX 75702, Phone: 903 – 258 – 9492
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Locations around Tyler (cities by alphabet)
Mollies Diner (Angelina College)
201 W San Antonio Street, Alto, TX 75925, Phone: 936 – 633 – 5287
Trinity Valley Community College Adult Education Program
100 Cardinal Drive, Athens, TX 75751, Phone: 903 – 675 – 6398
Bullard Community Library HSE Classes
211 W Main Street, Bullard, TX 75757, Phone: 903 – 589 – 6900
Dallas Public Library HSE Classes
1515 Young St, Dallas, Texas 75201, Phone: 214 . 670 . 1400
Discover all Dallas area locations at Dallas GED Classes
Upshur County Library Literacy Program
201 N Montgomery Street, Gilmer, TX 75644, Phone: 903 – 843 – 3360
214 Glade Avenue, Gladewater, TX 75647, Phone: 903 – 844 – 8066
Adult Education Center-Gladewater
795 Tenery Street, Gladewater, TX 75647, Phone: 903 – 236 – 2400
Henderson Central Elementary School (Kilgore College)
101 Mary Street, Henderson, TX 75652-5837, Phone: 903 – 988 – 3738
Classes are held on Mondays and Thursdays from 6 to 9 p.m.
Emmanuel Baptist Church
1406 S Evenside Street, Henderson, TX 75654, Phone: 903 – 657 – 1588
Christian Women’s Job Corps
219 North Sioux Street, Henderson, TX 75653, Phone: 903 – 655 – 1684
Montgomery Achievement Center (Kilgore College)
308 Smith Street, Henderson, TX 75654, Phone: 903 – 236 – 2004
Rusk County Library
106 E Main Street, Henderson, TX 75652, Phone: 903 – 683 – 5916
Henderson Boys and Girls Club (Kilgore College)
710 Robertson Boulevard, Henderson, TX 75652, Phone: 903 – 988 – 3738
HSE classes are offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Mt. Hebron Missionary Baptist Church
611 Webster Drive, Henderson, TX 75652, Phone: 903 – 657 – 4862
Carlisle High School Library (HSE Internet lessons – Kilgore College)
8960 FM 13 W, Henderson, TX 75654, Phone: 903 – 988 – 3738
GED internet instruction is offered at the Library on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 6 – 9 p.m.
East Texas Correctional Facility HSE Program
900 Industrial Drive, Henderson, TX 75652, Phone: 903 – 655 – 3300
Not for the general public
Jacksonville Ad. Literacy Council
215 East Commerce Street, Suite 215 A, Jacksonville, TX 75764, Phone: 903 – 586 – 6125
Gateway to American Opportunities **)
205 Commerce Street, Suite 208, Jacksonville, TX 75766, Phone: 903 – 589 – 6900
Kilgore College-Adult Education & Literacy Program
1100 Broadway, Kilgore, TX 75662, Phone: 903 – 236 – 2004 / 984 – 8531
Christian Women’s Job Corps of Lindale (CWJC-St.Luke’s Episcopal Church)
16292 FM 849, Lindale, TX 75771, Phone: 903-316-6696
Kilgore College Adult Education
300 S High Street, Longview, TX 75601, Phone: 903 – 236 – 2004
East Texas Literacy Council (Fast Start GED Program)
320 E Methvin Street, Longview, TX 75601, Phone: 903 – 757 – 9302
Longview Career Center
2430 S High Street, Suite A1, Longview, TX 75602, Phone: 903 – 758 – 1783
Lufkin Adult Learning Center (Angelina College)
3500 S 1st Street, Tech Building, Room TW 139, Lufkin, TX 75902, Phone: 936 – 633 – 4525
You can discover all Lufkin area possibilities here: Lufkin area GED Programs
Marshall-Harrison County Literacy Council
700 W Houston Street, Marshall, TX 75671, Phone: 903 – 935 – 0962
Marshall College Center (Panola College)
1300 E Pinecrest Drive, Marshall, TX 75672, Phone: 903 – 935 – 5039
Marshall College Center is an off-campus site of Panola College located inside the Marshall Mall
First United Methodist Church Ministries Center
612 N Newsom Street, Mineola, TX 75773, Phone: 903 – 569 – 5426
Mount Pleasant Community Learning Ctr
2102 Mulberry Street, Mt. Pleasant, TX 75455, Phone: 903 – 575 – 2130
See all Mount Pleasant options here
Sonshine Lighthouse Ministries (Kilgore College)
295 Humble Rd, New London, TX 75682, Phone: 903 – 895 – 4577
Transitional Women’s Home
Overton Elementary School (Kilgore College)
501 E Henderson Street, Overton, TX 75684, Phone: 903 – 988 – 3738
Anderson County Literacy Council
1101 N Fowler Street, Palestine, TX 75801, Phone: 903 – 729 – 7703
Trinity Valley Community College Palestine Campus
2970 N State Hwy 19, Palestine, TX 75802, Phone: 903 – 729 – 0256
Palestine Multicultural Educational Center
1402 W Oak Street, Palestine, TX 75801, Phone: 903 – 729-3488
Northeast Texas Community College Hanson-Sewell Ctr
237 College Street, Pittsburg, TX, Phone: 903 – 855 – 1441
Quitman Public Library HSE Program
202 E Goode Street, Quitman, TX 75783, Phone: 903 – 763 – 4191
Singletary Memorial Library (Rusk Learning Center)
207 E 6th Street, Rusk, TX 75785, Phone: 903 – 683 – 5916
Free GED prep classes are held at the library on Tuesdays (8:30 – 10 a.m) and on Wednesdays (6-7:30 p.m.)
Job Corps Ctr Shreveport
2815 Lillian St, Shreveport – LA 71109, Ph: 318 . 227 . 9331
For a complete overview of Shreveport-area locations check out: Shreveport GED (HiSET) Programs
Tatum Public Library
335 Hood Street, Tatum, TX 75691, Phone: 903 – 342 – 3641
Winnsboro High School A-Hall (Northeast Texas Comm. College)
409 Newsome St, Winnsboro, TX 75494, Phone: 903 – 342 – 3641
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Tyler area GED testing centers
Tyler Junior College
1530 S Southwest Loop 323, Tyler, TX 75711, Phone: 903 – 510 – 2913
Trinity Valley Community College
100 Cardinal Drive, Athens, TX 75751, Phone: 903 – 675 – 6385
1109 W Panola Street, Carthage, TX 75633, Phone: 903 – 693 – 2046
1100 Broadway, Kilgore, Texas 75662, Phone: 903 – 984 – 8531
300 S High Street, Longview TX 75601, Phone: 903 – 753 – 2642
NE Texas Community College
1735 Chapel Hill Road, Mt. Pleasant, TX 75455, Phone: 903 – 434 – 8272
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GED preparation & registration
All over the state of Texas, there are GED, TASC, or HiSET preparation classes (mostly at no charge), just take a look at the above-listed class locations. One of the great advantages of the GED exam is online registration which is so much easier! You also can reschedule your tests easily as long as you do this at least 24 hrs in advance, otherwise, your money is gone. Furthermore, you don’t need to take the entire GED exam at once. You now have the option to take one of the four tests at a time, but you need to complete all four tests within two years. Go to GED Texas testing requirements for eligibility criteria.
The GED passing score
The GED examination requires you to have a score of at least 145 on each section, so an overall minimum score of 580 points. You can get all information regarding the GED program at the GED organization’s website GED.com. Registration and scheduling your tests is now a matter of clicking a few buttons and is done at the online portal MyGED.
On this GED Passing Score page, you can read all about the GED passing score that was reduced to 145 a mere two years after it was introduced. See also this page that links to all GED prep schools and test facilities in America. The Texas HSE diploma is all across America accepted as equivalent to a high school diploma by government agencies, employers, and schools of higher education
More testing options
Texas also welcomed two alternative options its HSE (high school equivalency) testing program, the TASC and the HiSET assessments. These options are still available both on paper and on a computer, whereas the GED is only offered on a computer. The TASC and HiSET exams have their own scoring methods.
Is the HSE exam available online?
Despite all the revolutionary technical developments of recent times is the GED exam still NOT offered online. You need to come to a state-approved testing site and take the GED, TASC, or HiSET test there. Websites that claim something different are led by con artists who just want to get your money and the documents they provide are of no worth at all. Online preparation is no problem, so check out this website’s free GED video program and practice tests if you want to get all set fast. If you wish, you can take each GED subtest separately at the time you feel comfortable to do so but you must complete the entire battery within two years. The TASC and HiSET subtests may, if you wish, also be taken individually.
*) Literacy Council of Tyler
Every year, the Literacy Council of Tyler (lcot) present their annual Corporate Spelling Bee at Green Acres Baptist Church’s CrossWalk Conference Center, and in case you’ve never been to this event, you really need to go in the future. You cannot have more fun than looking at intelligent men and women look completely mortified when they are struggling to spell out words before a huge crowd.
And the audience is not sitting politely to applaud someone who happens to get a word right, they really whoop and holler when some word is spelled right, and they usually act like a sort of nice fools. Last year, the theme of the bee was Broadway Musicals. Everybody was encouraged to dress as their most-loved musical character, and that alone would have been already interesting enough to go to the bee).
But of course there is some serious business behind this all, and this is the work of The Literacy Council of Tyler. The council is working hard to give adults the ability to learn to read and organizes classes for them so they can obtain their GED credential and change their lives to get a better future. The council’s website has a few pretty nice success stories, just go to their site: lcot.org.
**) Gateway to American Opportunities
Gateway to American Opportunities is a regional literacy initiative of A Circle of Ten, Inc. and the agency was recently awarded a grant fund from Dollar General Literacy Foundation. The organization provides HSE preparation classes at various locations in Cherokee, Camp, Wood and Rusk Counties.
The following partnering sites offer sign-up sheets to adults who would like to attend HSE prep classes: Bullard Community Library, Jacksonville Fellowship Church Outreach Center, and Chaparral Center (Cherokee Co.), Cameron-J. Jarvis Troup Municipal Library (Cherokee Co. and Smith Co.), Christian Women’s Job Corps (Rusk Co.), Rusk Co. Library System – Morrow Branch, Gilbreath Memorial, Mineola Memorial, and Quitman Public Libraries (Wood Co.), and Pittsburg/Camp Counties Public Library.
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation has been helping individuals develop their literacy skills for over twenty years, they helped adults earn their GED diploma. Since it was set up, the Dollar General Foundation has awarded over $92 million to non-profit agencies, organizations, and schools and has helped more than 5 million persons in their efforts to improve their literacy and basic education competencies.