For individuals without a high school diploma, the GED (General Education Division) test provides an opportunity to earn a high school equivalency diploma - a key credential recognized for employment opportunities, advancement and further educational opportunities, including attending college.
The American Council on Education website (see link below) is the official site for GED testing and provides information on the steps that need to be taken before taking the test, where you should go to take the test and what you should do after taking the test. In addition, there is a link to Accommodations and to Texas Testing Policies, which provides a list of the most requested questions from Texas residents.
The Texas Education Agency's GED homepage (also included below) provides a link to locate your local testing center and explains how to obtain your certificate after completion of the test.
IMPORTANT GENERAL INFORMATION FOR GED TEST TAKERS
Before visiting an official GED® Testing Center, please call to confirm the operating hours because center hours vary. While most centers are open during normal business hours on weekdays, some of them are open during evening hours and weekends as well.
In some cases, the actual location where the tests are administered may be different from the address given by this system. Before visiting the testing center, please call and confirm the exact location.
Many centers operate additional sites where you can take the GED® Tests. These sites are not listed on this web site. Once you have located the nearest center based on your Zip Code, we suggest that you call the center to find out if they offer testing at an additional site closer to you.
In addition, residency restrictions may affect where you can take GED® Tests. These restrictions vary from state to state. While most states allow testing at any center within the state, some states require that you take the GED® Tests at a center located in the county where you live.
GED INFORMATION LINKS
American Council on Education (ACE)
GED Testing Information
Texas Education Agency (TEA)
GED Home Page in English
GED Home Page in Spanish.
1- (512) 463-9734
If you cannot locate a copy of the testing results though your local GED Testing Center after completing the test, contact the Texas Education Agency - GED Unit:
Texas Education Agency - GED Unit
Phone: (512) 463-9292