GED Testing Center
What Is The GED®?
The General Educational Development Diploma, also called the High School Equivalency Certificate in Texas, provides proof of the completion of an alternative high school education. The GED® Test consist of five timed exams in each of the five subject areas: Writing, Social Studies, Science, Reading, and Math. A candidate must earn a combined total score of 2,250 or higher of all five test with no individual subject test score below 410.
NOTICE: The 2002 GED® Testing Series will be replaced beginning January 2, 2014. Incomplete or insufficient GED® scores from the 2002 series will no longer be valid after December 31, 2013. If you or someone you know started their studies in 2002 to current date, but have not completed, please encourage them to finish now. All scores will be lost at the end of December 2013 and you will have to take all exams over again with the new series starting January 2, 2014.
Who is eligible to take the GED®?
In order to take the GED® tests, an applicant must:
- Have a government issued photo ID;
- Be 18 years of age; (see * exception below)
- Be a resident of the state;
- Not be enrolled in an accredited high school
- Not be a high school graduate.
What does the GED® cost?
For new Examinees:
Exam Fee: $12 each (5 exams, $60 total)
Total cost: $110.00
Exam Fee: $15 each (per exam)
All fees must be paid at registration - cash or money order only. Vouchers are accepted. Call for verification prior to registration.
How do I Register for the GED®?
For a quick-printable view - click on registration information.
Step 1: Complete the Demographic Booklet through the University Of Texas in Austin as mandated by the Texas Education Agency. (New and Out-of-State Transfer Examinees only)
Step 2: Print and complete the registration forms. Click here for Registration Forms
Step 3: Attend an in-person registration session at the GED® Testing Center (address listed at the bottom of this page). Testing appointments are scheduled at that time.
Registration is held:
Mondays between 10am and 5pm and Tuesdays between 11am and 6pm
Jan. 28 & 29, Feb. 25& 26, Mar. 25 & 26, Apr. 29 & 30, Jun. 24 & 25
Exception to the above schedule is: Tuesday May 28 11am to 6pm & Wednesday May 29 10am to 5pm.
Time is subject to change with out notice.
Due to limited space, children are not allowed at any of the registration sessions.
Items to bring for In-Person Registration:
1. A current government-issued picture identification, from the following list:
- Texas Driver License
- Texas Identification Card
- Military ID
- U.S. Passport Card
- Matrícula Consular
Proper identification does not include:
- School/Work IDs
- Credit/Debit Cards
2. Proof of address; A bill with a Texas address.
3. Social Security Card
4. Completed registration forms.
5. E-mail stating you've completed the Demographic Booklet through the University Of Texas in Austin (New and Out-of-State Transfer Examinees only)
6. Official Practice Test (OPT) results (if you have them)
7. Official Transcript of GED® Scores (for re-testing if you have them)
8. Payment (Cash or money order only)
*17 yr olds must have in addition to the above listed items, a Consent Form and Withdrawal Form from the last high school attended, and a parent or legal guardian.
*16 yr olds must have all items listed above (including 17 yr old info.) and an original court order to be eligible for testing. IMPORTANT: The court order must meet the findings as required by section 45.054 of the Code of Criminal Procedure.
It is important to read all Privacy Policies before registering for exams.
When is the GED®?
You will schedule your testing appointments at Registration.
Accommodations may be available with appropriate documentation. For further information regarding accommodations and obtaining the forms required, click here.
How do I Prepare for the GED®?
It is recommended that examinees take the Official Practice Test (OPT).
Online OPT Links:
For in-person OPT, you may contact the Adult Education Department at 397-8109 to get more information. GED® classes are offered through our Adult Education Department and through Community Education's Ed2Go program.
Additional Useful Links
GED Testing Center
6632 Bandera Rd Portable #8,
San Antonio, TX 78238