Texas GED Requirements

In Texas, to receive your GED diploma, you have to pass the four subtests that make up the GED exam. Testing is possible online or at state-designated GED test centers.

GED applicants must register for the GED® exam or the GED Ready® practice tests on the website GED.com.

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The four GED subtests are challenging assessments, and the key to your success is becoming perfectly prepared. On average, GED applicants need some 2-3 months to get sufficiently prepared to take the GED battery successfully.

Texas GED Requirements

  • Applicants cannot already have a high school or equivalent diploma.
  • Applicants cannot be registered for another education program.
  • The minimum age for GED testing in Texas is 16.
  • Test-takers 16 or 17 years of age, however, need to meet additional requirements such as having permission from their school districts and holding parental consent.
  • 16-year-old applicants may also qualify if they submit a court order indicating GED testing is required or allowed.
  • Texas requires test-takers to be state residents.
  • Taking a prep course or attaining passing scores on the GED Ready® test is not required in Texas, except when the exam is taken online.

Texas GED Price

The GED price is $36.25 per individual subtest (or $145 in total) when taken at a Texas test center.

When taken online, the Texas GED test costs $42.25 for each module or, in total, $169. Keep in mind, however, that online test-takers should also count the $28 for four GED Ready practice tests, which total $197.

To qualify for the online GED test, applicants need to attain passing scores (in the “green” zone) first on the GED Ready practice test. For each of the four GED subtests, there is a GED Ready test that must be purchased on the GED.com website at $6.99 each.

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Texas GED Online Classes

At Onsego, we understand that for GED students, life can get quite hectic, so we have designed a comprehensive GED prep program with online GED classes and lots of practice tests.

We cut up the GED content into small, bite-sized chunks, and each lesson addressed just one of these small pieces at a time. You can watch these engaging lessons whenever you have a little time and wherever you like.

Onsego’s online GED classes cover every element that’s on the GED curriculum, and on top of that, we will teach you a few strategies to find answers to even the most challenging questions on the GED test.

Online GED Test

So students can sit for the GED exam in person at a testing center or take the exam online. To qualify for taking the GED exam online, students must have attained scores in the “green” zone (likely to pass) on the GED Ready practice test.

In the past, students were required to come to an official, state-designated test center, but that has changed. Check here to read more about the Texas online GED test.

How To Begin Preparing For The GED Test

The most efficient way to begin preparing for the GED exam is by taking a number of practice tests. This will demonstrate which GED topics and subject areas require most of your study time and which fields you already master.

FAQ About GED In Texas

How to get a GED in Texas?

To earn your GED in Texas, you will have to take and pass the four subtests that make up the GED exam. Texas offers the computerized GED exam for adults looking to earn their High School Equivalency Diploma. The four GED subtests cover the academic fields of English Literacy (Reasoning through Language Arts), Social Studies, Math (Mathematical Reasoning), and Science.

What are the Texas GED testing requirements?

GED testing is for adults who did not complete high school. In Texas, test-takers must be state residents but attending a prep course or taking a qualification practice test is not required. The minimum age in Texas is 16, but applicants 16 or 17 years old are required to meet some pretty strict additional requirements.

What is the GED cost in Texas?

When taken at a test center, the Texas GED test costs $145 for the complete battery or $36,25 per module. When taken online, the cost will be $169, but you should actually also include the cost of four GED Ready tests ($28), which brings your overall cost to $197. Onsego’s My Advantage students will get 4 GED Ready practice tests for free.

You have the choice to take and pay for one (or more) of the four GED subtests at a time, and you can take them in any order.

For more information:
Texas Education Agency
High School Equivalency Division
1701 N Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: 512.463.9292
Email: GED@tea.texas.gov