The State Board of Education (SBOE) currently contracts with two companies to provide the following high school equivalency assessments: the GED test and the HiSET exam. Upon the successful completion of a single provider's exams, the test taker will be issued a State of Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency. TVCC only offers the GED.
General Educational Development (or GED) tests are a group of four subject tests which, when passed, certify that the taker has American or Canadian high school-level academic skills.
- Any resident of Texas who has not graduated from an accredited high school is eligible to take the high school equivalency test, if requirements are met.
Check here for more information about Eligibility Requirements.
The 2002 GED Testing Series was replaced in January 2, 2014. Incomplete or insufficient GED scores from the 2002 series are no longer valid.
The GED test is administered on the Athens campus only, and is given most Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Testing is by appointment and is a computer-based-test (CBT).
English and Spanish language GED is available on computer.
Registration for GED computer testing is by calling the GED CALL CENTER 1-877-EXAM-GED or by going online at https://ged.com. The cost for GED CBT is $36.75 per test with a total of $145 for all four subjects by debit or credit card. Retest costs are: $16.25 for the second and third attempt.
The current GED test has four parts:
|Test 1||Language Arts||150 minutes|
|Test 2||Social Studies||90 minutes|
|Test 3||Science||90 minutes|
|Test 4||Math||115 minutes|
|Total Test Time 8.25 hours|