General Education Test
GED TESTING SERVICE STATEMENT ON RESPONSIBILITIES OF TEST TAKERS AND OWNERSHIPOF TESTS, SCORES & DATA
The American Council on Education owns the GED Tests, the questions, and answers. If you are taking the GED Tests, you must agree to keep the questions and answers secret. You may not get any help from anyone except the GED Examiner. You must return all tests and other items to the GED Examiner at the end of the test.
You must not disclose test questions to anyone. If you do, it may be a violation of law, and you may be prosecuted and your test scores may be canceled.
The places that give the GED Tests may use GED testing information and may share that information with GED Testing Service.
GED Testing Service understands that some information about you is private, like your name, address, ID number, date of birth, and test scores. GED Testing Service will not give out the private information without your permission.
You can tell GED Testing Service whether or not GED Testing Service may contact you for follow-up research.
GED Testing Services does allow some research about the GED Tests and test-takers, but does not allow your private information to be identified in the research.
Sometimes the law requires GED Testing Service to provide private information, and sometimes GED Testing Service has to investigate fraud or other violations using some private information.
The place where you take the GED Tests also has some rights to your private information.
Errors can occur, but GED Testing Service tries its best to protect your private information.
You may ask questions about the GED Testing Service policies at email@example.com or (202) 939-9490.
Information on Testing:
- No test will be administered during the allotted time except the test scheduled for that session.
- Once the test session has begun, no one will be admitted.
- Please be a few minutes early for each test session.
- No food or drinks allowed in the testing room unless special accommodations have been made in advance.
- Contact the Testing Center for the current test schedule.
You can get more information on the General Education Test by visiting www.acenet.edu/AM/Template.cfm?Section=GEDTS
1. When is the GED administered and how do I register for the paper pencil exam vs. computer based exam?
The paper pencil GED is given the second Tuesday of every month. We offer all 5 tests that day, but the candidate is not required to take them all at once. Walk-ins are not allowed, you must pre-register in person at least 24 hours before the exam. IF YOU DO NOT PRE-REGISTER YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO TEST. Be sure to bring your social security card and a photo I.D. (Texas Drivers License/State I.D.). Payment must be made at pre-registration and is non refundable, but the appointment may be changed if necessary. Pre-registration is done at Hardin South, 224, Monday - Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm. Pre-registration may be done by mail, however additional shipping and handling charges will apply.
The Computer Based GED exam is given in the Pearson Vue lab Tuesday - Friday and is located in Hardin South room 219. You may register to take the computer based test all in one day or over a few days. Walk-ins are not allowed, you may register & schedule your exam with Pearson Vue by calling 1-877-392-6433 or on the web @ www.GEDcomputer.com, then click on Register Today. You must register with your legal name as it appears on your primary Texas Driver's License/State I.D. Payment must be made during the registration process.
Adults who take the GED test on computer are scoring higher and finishing faster. In fact, 88% of people passed the GED test on computer compared to 71% for those who tested on paper.
2. What are the minimum test scores?
The test taker must achieve an average standard score of 450 on all five tests(2250 total), with no sub-test score less than 410.
Must be a resident of the state of Texas or a member of the United States armed forces stationed at a Texas installation. There is no time requirement for residency. Immigration status is not an issue.
4. Educational status?
Must be officially withdrawn from school unless enrolled in an approved In-School GED program. Must not have received a high school diploma from an accredited high school in the U.S. Graduates of unaccredited schools and foreign high schools are eligible to test.
5. What are the requirements for re-testing?
Applicant may retake the paper pencil based test three times in a calendar year. Applicant may retake the computer based test six times in a calendar year.
6. Official Transcripts?
Test scores are accepted as official only when reported directly by: (a) official GED Testing Center s; (b) transcripts services of the Defense Activity for Non-traditional educational support (DANTES); (c)Veterans Administration hospitals and centers; and (4) the GED Testing Service.
7. How much does the paper pencil based exam & the computer based GED cost?
The total cost of the paper pencil based test is $90 payable in cash, check, or money order at time of registration. If the applicant must retest on any section the cost is $15 per test. Fee is NON-REFUNDABLE, but test date may be rescheduled when necessary.
The computer based exam costs $27 per subject or $135 for the entire battery.
8. What is the minimum age to take the GED?
A person must be at least 18 years old. The following are also eligible:
- A person who is at least 17 years old, is not enrolled in school, and has filled out the necessary form located in the pre-registration packet. Seventeen year olds who are married, who have entered military service, who have been declared adults by the court, who are homeless, or who have otherwise legally severed the child-parent relationship are not required to present written parental or guardian permission to be tested.
- A person who is at least 16 years old and is: (a) recommended by a public agency that has supervision or custody of the person under court order; (b) in a Job Corps training program; or (c) ordered by a justice or municipal court settling a truancy case. NOTE: Judges may recommend 16 year olds if the judge is acting in lieu of a probation officer.