PLEASE NOTE:

Educational Testing Service (ETS) has notified TEA and the state board of education that they will not administer the HiSET test in Texas after 8/31/2021. All current and prospective HiSET test-takers should plan to complete testing in Texas as soon as possible, but no later than 8/31/2021. The last day to take a HiSET test in Texas is 8/31/2021.

Student in the Student Pavilion

High School Equivalency Test Information

To find out more information about GED visit TEA: Test Information At A Glance.

About the GED

Don't wait to take control of your life and your future. Begin this New Year with MyGED™ at www.GED.com, your start-to-finish tool for the 2014GED® program.

The General Educational Development tests (GED Test) can give you the opportunity to earn a high school equivalency diploma… a credential recognized as a key to employment opportunities, advancement, further education, and financial rewards.

The intent of the GED program is to serve the serious needs of those students who have withdrawn from a regular high school program (either public or homeschool). In no way does the GED program intend to disrupt or encourage disruption within the regular high school program.

ATTENTION: PERSONAL BELONGINGS POLICY

Brazosport College is not responsible for lost or stolen property during your visit in our testing center; please leave your personal belongings (purse, cell phone, backpacks, etc.) in your vehicle or preferably at home.

Test Dates

ALL TESTING IN ROOM E-129

September 14, 2022
September 21, 2022
October 5, 2022
October 12, 2022
October 19, 2022
October 26, 2022

On the day of the test:

    • You must have a valid Government issued identification with photograph (Driver's License or Department of Public Safety Identification card, Military ID, passport, U.S. passport card, or alien registration card). School IDs will not be accepted.

    • We ask that you wear a mask, if you have not been fully vaccinated, during the entire duration of your test.

    • All cell phones must be powered off and will be secured by testing personnel.

    • Please review the Testing Center Policies.

Registering for an Exam

Note: Registration is no longer allowed in-person. You must register at www.ged.com.

REGISTRATION STEPS

Scheduling an appointment

Note: Registration is no longer allowed in-person, all registration is online at www.ged.com. If you need to reschedule or retest you will need to login to your GED account at www.ged.com to schedule this request.

Please Note: You will NEED an email account to receive your activation instructions.

  1. If you are 16 or 17 years old please fill out the TxCHSE Forms before you create a GED account.
  2. Create a GED account at www.ged.com, log-in, and complete GED registration steps.

GED Test takers seeking Accommodations: You will need to follow the steps to Request Accommodations. Once required forms are completed and sent to the State, you will be notified if approved or not approved in writing within 30 days, then further instructions will be provided by the State.

Accommodation Request Forms Needed:

Pricing: $145 for the entire battery of four test OR you have the option to take each test individually for a price of $36.25.

Payment Type:

  • DEBIT, CREDIT, AND GIFT CARDS: All testing programs delivering the GED test can immediately process payments from debit, credit, or gift cards. The online system accepts these forms of payment online and emails the receipt directly to the purchaser.
  • CASH, CHECKS, AND MONEY ORDERS: Programs can use voucher or a testing center credit line to collect cash, checks and money orders. Testing centers and organizations can also use their business credit cards to schedule students as an alternative form of payment.

Retest Policy: If you need to retest, you will register at www.ged.com. If you need to retest two times per content area within 12 months of your first test date you will be discounted at a retest price of $16.25 within the 12 months of the FIRST attempt. After the third attempt, test-takers MUST wait 60 days before they can test again at the retest cost of $36.25.

UNDER AGE 18 YOU MAY NOTICE AN 'ALERT(s)': For applicants age 16 & 17 there are forms you will need to complete and email to TEA. Access these forms at http://www.tea.state.tx.us/gedforms.html.

Resources and Information

TEST SPECIFICATIONS

The GED has four content areas (3 opportunities to test per year, per content area) and will be a total of about 7 1/4 hours long with the timing as follows OR you may take each test individually:
  • Reasoning Through Language Arts (RLA)-150 minutes
  • Mathematical Reasoning- 115 minutes (calculator available as needed-no personal calculators allowed)
  • Science- 90 minutes
  • Social Studies- 70 minutes

GED Scores: The GED test will have a passing score of 145 for each subject. Therefore, students will need to reach a score of at least 145 on each subject and a total score of 580 or higher across the four-subject tests in order to receive the GED test credential.

Offered in English and Spanish (NOTE: Now you can mix it up; take individual sections in either english or spanish or both when registering for GED test. [e.g. math in spanish, science in english, etc.]), when testing on each section, which language is comfortable for you?

WHERE CAN I STUDY?

Sign up for MyGED™ at www.ged.com and click on “Study” to find tools, free practice test questions, and GED Ready™: The Official Practice Test.

Additional study resources that GED Testing Service offers is free online practice tests on website at http://www.gedtestingservice.com/educators/freepracticetest.

The course is free to Texas residents and is offered in Freeport and Lake Jackson through Community Education for more information you may contact them at (979) 230-3600.

HOW CAN I RETRIEVE MY SCORES?

FROM 2014 TO PRESENT

Within a few hours after testing you can log back into your account at www.ged.com to retrieve your scores. Initial copy of the GED certificate will be mailed to successful test takers who meet the requirements for a GED.

BEFORE 2014

Test takers must print copy or duplicate copies of their certificate online for a $5 fee at www.ged.com.

ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS?

For additional questions please visit txchse@tea.texas.gov

Customer Service for Test Takers: (877) 392-6433


Brazosport College does not discriminate on the basis of gender, disability, race, creed, color, age, or national origin in its educational and vocational programs, activities, or employment as required by title IX, Section 504 and Title VI.

Contact Us

Assessment Center
BC Central E-129
500 College Drive
Lake Jackson, TX 77566

979-230-3040

testing@brazosport.edu

Monday-Thursday
8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Friday
8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.