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The GED (General Educational Development Test)

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

  • Mathematical Reasoning - 115 minutes
  • Science - 90 minutes
  • Social Studies - 90 minutes
  • Reasoning through Language Arts (Reading & Writing) - 150 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Anyone 18 years or older who has not earned a high school diploma and has officially withdrawn from high school may sit for the test.  16 and 17 year olds may also sit for the exam but require more documentation as noted within registration.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 up to two sections on a test day. 

About the Brenham Test Site
Tests are administered several Fridays each month.  You can only register for up to two sections on a test day.  The testing room is located in the Administration Building, Room 248 on the Blinn College, Brenham campus.  The physical address is 802 Green St. Brenham, TX 77833.

About the Bryan Test Site
Go to www.GED.com for available testing dates on the Blinn Bryan campus.  Tests are administered several Tuesdays and Thursdays each month.   We are closed during some holidays; check the online Blinn calendar at http://calendar.blinn.edu/events/academic_calendar.pdf.   The Testing Center is located in the Administration Building, Room 145 on the Blinn College, Bryan campus.  The physical address is 2423 Blinn Blvd, TX 77802.  Report time starts as early as 8:45 am.

On the Day of the GED Test
Bring a 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.

Cost
Full Exam:  $135
One Section:  $33.75

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 Service 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 3 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 all at: www.GED.com

Scores
Below Passing: 100-149
Passing: 150-169
Honors Passing: 170-200

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 4 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

For more information about the State of Texas GED Testing Policies go to:www.gedtestingservice.com/testers/policy_tx  or Pearson VUE Call Center: 877-392-6433.
Blinn College Advising & Counseling Services office, Brenham: 979-830-4196