Submit these forms on behalf of 16 and 17-year-old test-takers who qualify for an exception to take the high school equivalency exams before the age of 18. For additional information, please visit Eligibility Requirements.
Please review the following prior to submitting your forms:
- Initiate the registration process at www.ged.com.
- An alert message will provide a link to this forms page.
- You are responsible for directing the local public school, parent, guardian, public agency, or court to the required forms.
- The local public school, parent, guardian, public agency or court must submit the document following the instructions located at the bottom of this page.
- Upon receipt and verification of all required forms, TEA staff will clear the alert. You can log back into www.ged.com to complete the registration process and schedule your exams.
In order to be approved to test at age 17, two forms must be submitted on your behalf. One form documents that you are not currently enrolled in high school and the other provides an adult's consent.
High School Non-Enrollment
Important: The test-taker must ensure the appropriate party submits one of the following documents:
- The local public high school must complete and submit the High School Non-Enrollment Form (PDF). This form verifies that the you have either withdrawn from the school, or have never enrolled in the high school. You may have never enrolled because you were:
- home schooled,
- private schooled,
- new to area, or
- educated in other countries.
- Signed withdrawal documentation can be submitted in place of the non-enrollment form. Scan and email this documentation following the instructions at the bottom of this page.
Important: In addition to the above required document, the test-taker must also ensure the appropriate party submits one of the following documents:
- If you are married, entered into military service, declared an adult by the court, or have otherwise legally severed the child-parent relationship, you may email supporting documentation confirming your status as married, a soldier, legal adult, etc. by following the directions below. Please provide your contact information with these documents.
Court-Ordered 16 and 17-Year-Old Test-Takers
A court-ordered 16 or 17-year-old test-taker can use one of the following methods:
- A representative of the public agency or court can submit the Court Ordered 16 or 17 year-old Form (PDF).
- Scan and email the court order requiring you to test following the instructions at the bottom of this page.
Instructions for Submitting Documents to TEA
NOTE: Use Accellion
Secure File Sharing when sending secure information to the
agency. Accellion is a web-based interface that allows
you to share files securely with TEA. Follow the instructions below to
create an Accellion account.
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your email address.
should then receive a verification email at the email address you entered.
Follow the link in that email to verify that address.
a password. Passwords must be at least eight characters long and must
contain a minimum of one number and one uppercase letter.
the account is created, use the Send
File tab to send a secure email with your file attached email@example.com.