GED Testing (General Educational Development Test)

The GED measures the outcome of a high school education. There are four test sections:

  • Mathematical Reasoning - 120 minutes
  • Science - 95 minutes
  • Social Studies - 75 minutes
  • Reasoning through Language Arts (Reading & Writing) - 155 minutes

Who can take the GED?

Anyone 18 years or older who has not earned a high school diploma and has officially withdrawn from high school may sit for the test. 16- and 17-year-olds may also sit for the exam, but require more documentation as noted within registration.

How many tests can I take on a test day?

You can only register for one or two sections on a test day.

About the Brenham test site

Tests are administered several Fridays each month. The testing room is located in the Administration Building, Room 248, on the Blinn-Brenham Campus. The physical address is 802 Green St. Brenham, TX 77833.

Test Dates

  • January 4, 2019
  • January 18, 2019
  • February 1, 2019
  • February 15, 2019
  • March 1, 2019
  • March 22, 2019
  • April 12, 2019
  • April 26, 2019
  • May 3, 2019
  • May 17, 2019
  • June 7, 2019
  • June 21, 2019

About the Bryan test site

Tests are administered several Tuesdays and Thursdays each month. The Testing Center is closed during some holidays. Testing location: 3125 South Texas Ave, Bryan, TX, Behind the H.E.B., Room 171.

On the day of the GED Test, bring the following

If the following items are not provided, you will not be allowed to test. No exceptions!

  1. Current government-issued photo ID. A GED examinee is required to present current government-issued photo identification to be admitted on the day of the test.
  2. Proof of residency in the State of Texas (e.g., a utility bill with your name and address).

Cost

Full Exam:  $145
One Section:  $36.25

Payment via credit card or debit card is due at the time of online registration. If you need to re-take a section, GED Testing Services offers a discounted retake program of $13.75 per subject test. This discount applies to two retests (per subject), taken within 12 months of your initial failed subject test.  There is no wait time between tests; however, if you do not pass a subject test three times, you do have to wait 60 days before re-testing.

Sign Up Now

Create an Account, Complete Registration, Choose a Test Site, and Schedule your Exam at: www.GED.com

New Score Levels

As of January 2016, the GED with Honors score has been replaced by two new score levels that show you are ready for a college or a career training program and in some cases eligible to earn college credits.

145 - 164 Pass / High School Equivalency
165 - 174 GED College Ready
175 - 200 GED College Ready + Credit

Your scores are available the same day you test on your MyGED online account under the My Scores section.

Certificates

The Certificate is issued approximately five business days after you pass the entire test battery – all four subject tests. TEA will email your initial certificate in a PDF file to the email address used to register for the exams.

Prepare for the GED

For helpful information, including study guides and a free practice test, go to MyGED at www.GED.com

Prep Classes in Bryan and Brenham

Bryan
Brazos Valley Workforce
If interested, stop by and pick up a schedule.
3991 E. 29th Street, Bryan, TX
Phyllis.james@BVCog.org at 979-595-2800

Brenham
Blinn College
979-209-7300 or adulteducation@blinn.edu
Allen S. Thomas, Director of Adult Education and Literacy

For more information about State of Texas GED Testing Policies:

Call: 877-392-6433.
Blinn Advising & Counseling Services Office, Brenham: 979-830-4196