GED Information

Earn Your GED
If you do not have a high school diploma, earning a General Education Development (GED) certificate can help you achieve your personal learning goals, including skills improvement, grade level goals, and employment opportunities. Generally accepted by colleges and employers as being equal to a traditional diploma, the GED can be your ticket to brighter career prospects or a higher education.

Requirements
You can take the GED exam if you meet the following requirements:
  • Must be at least 18 years of age or older*
  • Must be a resident of the state of Texas
  • Must have withdrawn from a regular high school program for at least 6 months
  • Must not be a high school graduate

*Exceptions may apply to age restrictions. Visit the Texas Education Agency website to learn about these exceptions as well as other helpful information in obtaining a GED.

Testing Centers & Test Preparation Assistance
To find testing centers, as well as locations that offer test preparation assistance, go to the 2-1-1 Texas website and search for GED assistance in your town or city.