GED or HiSET

Obtaining a General Educational Development (GED) or High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) and enhancing basic skills help ensure working adults are able to remain in the workforce and improve individual earning potential.

Both the HiSET and the GED exams are used to award a high school equivalency diploma. The HiSET and GED both test individuals on their knowledge of math, science, social studies and language arts. However, the HiSET has five subtests (one each for reading and writing), while the GED uses four subtests by combining reading and writing into a single literacy test. Testing centers for the GED only offer a computer version of the test, whereas the HiSET has a paper and a computer option. Once either exam is complete, the diploma equivalent is nationally recognized no matter which test is taken. 

  • Court Order (for participants age 16)
  • School Withdrawal Form (for participants ages 16 - 18)
  • ID (all participants)

Approved Forms of Identification

  • Birth certificate
  • Official record showing date of birth
  • Baptismal record
  • DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty
  • Driver’s license
  • Federal, state, or local government identification card
  • Hospital record of birth
  • Passport
  • Public assistance/social service records
  • School records
  • School identification card
  • Work permit
  • Native American tribal document
  • Other official documents issued by a federal, state, or local government agency, such as discharge documents from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, with date of birth included, or a voter registration card or certificate.
  • Other official documents issued by a foreign government agency, such as a consular identification card

Forms

Blinn Adult Education & Literacy uses various assessment tools to evaluate adult learners’ basic reading, language and math skills. English Language Learners are assessed on proficiency of the English language and literacy skills that are needed for a person to successfully navigate both work and daily living settings.

Testing Center Hours:
Monday
10:30 to 2:30 PM
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Tuesday
10:30 to 2:30 PM
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Wednesdays
10:30 to 2:30 PM
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Thursday
8:30 AM to 12:30 PM

To schedule an Adult Education & Literacy test, contact the Blinn Adult Ed Assessment Team at: BAELassessments@blinn.edu

Orientation/onboarding

During the orientation/onboarding process, students are provided detailed information about the courses and services offered through Blinn College Adult Education. Prospective students take into consideration their educational and career goals and explore how the program can help them achieve these goals. Blinn College Adult Ed also provides orientation/onboarding class options for English as a Second Language (ESL) students.



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Contact:

  • Adult Education
  • Phone: 979-209-7300