GED Testing Information
Who can take the test?
A Texas resident 18 or older
A 17 year old with parental permission
A 16 year old with a court order from a state judge
- All must present valid/current Texas photo ID – a current driver's license or DPS-issued ID card.
How to register for the GED examination
If you are 18 or older: Call Pearson Vue at 1-877-392-6433 for information on registering for the computer-based GED examination or create an account at GED.com to register, schedule and pay for your test online.
If you are 17: Go to www.GED.com. Click "Create Account" and begin filling out the form for GED registration. You will receive an email from GED Testing Service stating that additional forms are required. These forms are described below.
Ask the last public school that you attended to complete "High School Non-Enrollment Form for 17-Year-Old Applicant". This form is found at www.tea.state.tx.us/gedforms.html. GED WILL NOT ACCEPT THIS FORM UNLESS IT IS EMAILED FROM A SCHOOL DISTRICT EMAIL ACCOUNT. The form must be saved to the desktop as a file that will later be submitted to TEA as an encrypted file.
Ask your parent or legal guardian to complete the "Parent/Guardian Consent of 17-Year-Old Applicant" at www.tea.state.tx.us/gedforms.html. GED WILL NOT ACCEPT THIS FORM UNLESS IT IS EMAILED FROM A PARENT OR GUARDIAN EMAIL ACCOUNT. The form must be saved to the desktop as a file that will later be submitted to TEA as an encrypted file.
To send these files to the Texas GED office:
Go to https://sendfiles.tea.state.tx.us and click "Getting Started". Follow these instructions to create an encrypted email. Your parent will log-in and attach the Parental Consent form. Your high school will follow the same process to send the Non-Enrollment form. When the forms are attached, create a Subject Line of "Parental Consent Form" or "Non-Enrollment Form" for …………. With the GED candidate's name and click "Send".
The 17-Year-Old applicant will receive a second email from the GED office notifying him to complete his registration at www.GED.com. At this point, you will select day(s) and time(s) to take the GED exam at OC.
If you are 16: You must be court-ordered to take the GED exam. The court personnel/probation officer must complete "16-year-Old GED Test-Taker Eligibility" form and submit it through the encrypted email system as described above
How to Prepare
Preparation classes for the GED are offered at no charge through OC's Adult Basic Education program. Please call 432.335.6380 for more info.
A minimum score of 150 on each section is required to pass the GED examination.