G.E.D. Information

General Requirements to take GED Test: (On-Line):

  • Have a government issued photo ID
  • Be 18 years of age
  • You are a resident of Texas
  • Not be enrolled in school
  • Not be a high school graduate

Not 18? You can test at 17 if:

  • You have a government (national or foreign) issued photo ID;
  • You are a resident of Texas;
  • You are not enrolled in school (you are excepted if you are enrolled in an approved in-school GED preparation program);
  • You are not a high school graduate, and
  • You must have parental/guardian permission.

You can test at 16 if:

  • The applicant has a government (national or foreign) issued photo ID
  • The applicant is a resident of the state
  • In the care of a state agency or under a court order or in a Job Corps training program
  • Is not enrolled in school
  • Is not a high school graduate

As of January 2014 all GED Exams are On-Line Testing via the Pearson VUE Portal:

2014 GED Test Series
To be paid on-line, please go to https://ged.com/

  • $33.75 per test – paid upon registration for each of the 4 tests
  • $135 total

Test Descriptions and Materials

Subject Area Time Allowed
Reasoning Through Language Arts 150 minutes
Mathematical Reasoning 90 minutes
Science 90 minutes
Social Studies 90 minutes

Test Scores

Texas test-takers need to score a 150 on each test and 600 on the entire test battery (all four parts combined). 

  • Below Passing: 100-149
  • GED® Passing Score: 150-169
  • GED® Honors Score: 170-200