The Blinn College District has suspended all in-person GED/Pearson Vue testing until further notice.

About the GED

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Anyone 18 years or older who has not earned a high school diploma and has officially withdrawn from high school may sit for the test. 16- and 17-year-olds may also sit for the exam, but require more documentation as noted within registration.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 one to two Fridays each month. A list of test dates are available when you create an account with GED Testing Services. The physical address is 802 Green St. Brenham, TX 77833.

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

Newly Approved Exemption for the Texas Success Initiative (TSI)

Effective May 12, 2021, students who meet the college readiness benchmarks on the state's approved high school equivalency tests will qualify for a TSI exemption. The approved tests and relevant benchmarks are:

GED:

  • a minimum score of 165 on the Mathematical Reasoning subject test shall be exempt for mathematics
  • a minimum score of 165 on the Reasoning through Language Arts (RLA) subject test shall be exempt for English Language Arts Reading (ELAR)

HiSET:

  • a minimum score of 15 on the Mathematics subtest shall be exempt for mathematics
  • a minimum score of 15 on the Reading subtest and a minimum score of 15 on the Writing subtest, including a minimum score of 4 on the essay, shall be exempt for English Language Arts Reading (ELAR)

HiSET has informed the Texas Education Agency that it will no longer administer its test after 8/31/2021. Therefore, HiSET scores with test administration dates after 8/31/2021 will no longer be useable for the TSI exemption.

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

Blinn College
1900 Palasota Dr. Bryan TX 77803
979-209-7300 or adulteducation@blinn.edu
Mary Pace, Director of Adult Education and Literacy

For more information about State of Texas GED Testing Policies:

Call: 877-392-6433.

Blinn now offers a convenient advising queue! Simply text “Blinn advising” to 979-202-0543 or visit the Buccaneer Advising Queue. If lines are short, you can speak to an academic advisor in just a few minutes. Otherwise, we’ll keep you updated regarding the wait times and then call you when you’re at the front of the line!