Steps to Earn a Certificate of High School Equivalency
Follow these steps to earn your Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency:
Try some sample test questions and practice tests: GED.
Note: Practice tests are not required to test at a physical testing center. However, a passed GED Ready score is required for online testing. See GED Online Proctoring Policy Comparison (PDF)
Prepare to test. You can study on your own using books from the library and book store, or study online. Find an adult education program in your area by contacting TCALL at 800-441-READ (7323) or search online.
Note: Adult Education classes are not required in Texas.
Register and schedule your test(s) online: GED. * All tests are taken at official testing centers.
Note: You do not have to take all the tests at once.
Take the test(s). Once you pass the whole series, TEA will email you a PDF containing your certificate in just a few days.
* 16 and 17-year-old test takers will need to meet eligibility requirements. (See Age Exceptions)
Texas Virtual School Network
UT Austin Online High School
Texas Tech University ISD Online High School
High School Equivalency Program
Texas Challenge Academy
Texas Private School Accreditation Commission