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GED Frequently Asked Questions  

How do I register for the GED exam?
  • Set up a  MyGED account at www.GED.com.
  • Complete the demographic questions
  • Schedule one test or multiple tests
  • Select your testing location (if your preferred testing location isn’t displayed, click “Display more test centers”)
  • Select a appointment time and date
  • Agree to Policies
  • Pay for your appointment
Will testers still be able to take one test at a time on different dates?
  • Yes. Test-takers can test on what they want, when they want, and where they want. This way they feel prepared every time.

What are the passing score requirements to earn a State of Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency?

 The 2014 GED Test Series test will have a passing score of 150 for each subject.  Therefore, students will need to reach a score of at least 150 on each subject and a total score of 600 or higher across the four-subject tests in order to receive the GED test credential.  Students may also earn an “Honors” score if they receive a score of 170 or higher on any subject.  Below is a list of the full score scale:

  • Passing/High School Equivalency – 145 – 164
  • College Ready – 165 – 174
  • College Ready + Credit – 175  – 200

When will I receive my scores?

You will receive an email letting you know when you can review your Score Report.  Typically, you will receive this email within one business day.  Log back in to www.GED.com and click on “My Scores” tab or “Get your Scores” in the MyGED dashboard.  Click on “Review Details” to see your Score Report.

How will I receive my initial Certificate of High School Equivalency with scores?

Typically within five days of passing your exams, TEA will email you a PDF file of your State of Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency for you to print.  TEA will no longer mail certificates through the US Postal Service.

How do I get a duplicate copy of my Certificate of High School Equivalency with scores?

Obtain a printable PDF containing your GED certificate and test scores by visiting  Texas GED Certificate/Transcript Search.  The mandatory fee is $5.00 and can be paid by a credit card.  The certificate must be printed during this transaction.


 Can I take the exams in more than one language in Texas?

Yes.  Beginning with the 2014 series, the test-taker will be able to choose the language for each individual exam.  As long as the minimum passing scores are achieved for each content area, a credential can be earned with both languages combined.  The new certificate will note in which language each content area was taken.


Age Requirements :  A person must be at least 18 years old. The following are also eligible:

A person who is at least 17 years old and is not enrolled in school may test with signed parental permission. If a person is married, in the military, or have otherwise legally served the parental relationship they are not required to present written parental or guardian permission.

A person who is at least 16 years old and has been ordered by a justice or municipal court to take the GED exam.

Additional forms are required for 16 and 17 year old candidates. These forms can be downloaded during registration. Please allow extra time for these forms to be submitted to Texas Education Agency. You cannot register for an exam until these forms have been approved.

Accommodation forms can also be downloaded during the registration process. Please allow extra time for an accommodation request to be submitted and approved.

What is the cost of the Computer Based Test?

  • The four content areas cost $36.25 each, for a total cost of $145.00.  If an exam is failed, the test-taker can retake the exam two times for $16.25 within twelve months of the original failed attempt.  After the first three attempts, the test-taker will have to wait an additional 60 days to retake the exam at the full price of $36.25.   Northeast Texas Community College CAN NOT accept payment for the test.

There will be four areas on the exam: Reasoning through Language Arts - which will combine the current Reading and Writing components/ Mathematical Reasoning / Science/ and Social Studies. Each exam will be timed.

Exam Amount of time needed Fee
Reasoning through Language Arts 150 minutes (including a 10-minute break) $36.25
Mathematical Reasoning 115 minutes $36.25
Science 90 minutes $36.25
Social Studies 90 minutes $36.25
Totals 445 minutes $145.00

The Testing Center is located in the Student Services Building on the NTCC campus.
For More Information Contact:
Elayne Peters
Director of Testing

Jamille Kelly
Testing Center Clerk

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This page last updated by E. Peters on 11/28/2016

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