Important Dates Summer and Fall 2024


General Education Development (GED) Exam

The GED exam is given Thursdays on the Vernon Campus and Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays on the Wichita Falls campus. Register and schedule your exam with Pearson Vue by calling (877)392-6433 (toll free) or on the web at

GED Registration Requirements

  • Your primary unexpired Texas Driver's License/State I.D. is required to register. If you are under 18, other documents may be required from you. The website will let you know what documentation is needed during registration.
  • Payment must be made during the registration process using a credit card. If you do not have a credit card, you may purchase a pre-paid card for the amount of the test at any bank. The cost for the GED is $36.25 per test (4 tests) or $145 total.
  • You may retake the exam the first three attempts per subject area without wait time restrictions. All subsequent attempts are subject to a 60-day waiting period between attempts. There is no maximum limit to the number of attempts per student within a year. 
  • You must be a resident of the state of Texas or a member of the United States military stationed at a Texas installation (NO EXCEPTIONS). An out-of-state or expired driver's license is not an acceptable ID. If you have recently moved to Texas you may use your current driver's license as an ID as long as you can provide proof that you are now a resident; (i.e. gas or electric bill from your residence with your name on the bill).
  • You must be officially withdrawn from school and must not have received a high school diploma from an accredited high school in the U.S. A person must be at least 18 years old to take the GED. You are also eligible if you are:
    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 severed the parental relationship they are not required to present written parental or guardian permission.
    2. 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.

Hand-held calculators are allowed for the math section. The calculator must be the same calculator that is available on the GED computer exam (TI-30XS Multi-view Scientific Calculator). Candidates must bring in their own calculator as the Testing Center will not provide the calculator.

GED Prep ClassesIf you are interested in taking GED prep classes, contact Region 9 Education Service Center at 940-322-6928. Classes are offered in Bowie, Graham, Vernon, and Wichita Falls. 

GED Ordering System for Certificates

GED test takers and certificate holders can now immediately download and print their official GED certificates - complete with test scores - by visiting GED certificates can only be obtained through this website. Both the old style certificate and the new Certificate of High School Equivalency will be recognized. However, TEA will only be issuing the new certificate for examinees. Test takers may no longer call for duplicate certificates. The only way to obtain your certificate is through the above website.

GED Testing Service Privacy Policy: GED Testing Service (GEDTS) understands that some information about you is private, like your name, address, ID number, date of birth, and test scores. GEDTS will not give out the private information without your permission. You can tell GEDTS whether or not they may contact you for follow-up research. GEDTS 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 GEDTS to provide private information, and sometimes GEDTS 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 GEDTS tries its best to protect your private information. You may ask questions about the GEDTS policies at or (202) 939-9490. 

When the 2002 Series GED test expired, any incomplete scores expired with it. Test-takers who passed some but not all of the 2002 Series GED test will have to start over. Anyone that has not received their GED Certificate by December 2013 will have to take the entire exam over.

For information regarding GED please contact the Vernon College Testing Center at (940) 552-6291 ext. 2317 in Vernon or (940) 689-3778 in Wichita Falls. 

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  • Vernon Campus
    4400 College Drive
    Vernon, TX 76384
  • Century City Center
    4105 Maplewood
    Wichita Falls, TX 76308
  • Skills Training Center
    2813 Central Expressway East
    Wichita Falls, TX 76302
1970 marked the beginning of Vernon College. Throughout this decade the College continued to grow and more students enrolled in both on- and off-campus courses. On January 20, 1970, a majority of the citizens of Wilbarger County voted to create the Wilbarger County Junior College District. Following that decision, Vernon Regional Junior College was established and on April 9, 1970, the newly elected Board of Trustees appointed Dr. David L. Norton as the College’s first president. Campus construction began in May 1971, and included an Academic Science Center, Administration-Fine Arts Center, Applied Arts Center, Library, and Student Center. The following year, on September 5, 1972, classes met for the first time on the Vernon campus with a total of 608 students. On August 1, 1974, Dr. Jim M. Williams became the College’s second president. In the fall semester of that year, combined on- and off-campus enrollment exceeded 800 students. During the 1975-76 academic year, the College expanded its services to include a learning center on Sheppard Air Force Base. During this year, enrollment in credit courses, both on- and off-campus, rose to a level of 1,199. The scope of the Vocational Nursing Program was enlarged during the 1976-77 academic year with the assumption of the Bethania School of Vocational Nursing in Wichita Falls. In August 1976 the Physical Education Center was dedicated in honor of Dr. and Mrs. Thomas A. King longtime benefactors of Vernon College. Growth and changes continued during the 1980s. In August 1980 a Student Residence Center, designed to house 128 students, opened for occupancy. Further expansion of program offerings in the Wichita Falls area was accomplished through absorption of an existing proprietary school that was renamed the Vernon College Technical Center and the integration of the nursing program from the Wichita Falls Independent School District. On March 22, 1982, Dr. Joe Mills took over the leadership of the College as the third president. That fall, the College fielded its first intercollegiate rodeo team. During 1983-84, the Department of Cosmetology and the Career Development Center (previously known as the North Texas Skills Center) were established in Wichita Falls. On the Vernon campus, the Chaparral Center was completed, and the Pease River farm purchased through a state land trade. The following academic year, 1984-85, Vernon College reached a record credit enrollment of 1,863 and a record continuing education enrollment of 7,056 registrations. A Vocational Nursing Program opened in Seymour, and the Board of Trustees established a college foundation and approved an agreement to allow construction of the Red River Valley Museum on the Vernon campus. In February 1987 the College played its first intercollegiate baseball game on the Vernon campus. During May of that year, the new Natatorium was opened in the King Physical Education Center. A newly constructed Athletic Dormitory opened to house 28 athletes in August 1988. In October, Trustees voted to add women’s volleyball as a varsity sport, effective with the fall 1989 semester. In May 1989 Vernon College moved all Wichita Falls programs to one centralized location—Century City Center. Since the College opened its doors 38 years ago, many individuals, corporations, foundations, and organizations have made an investment in our students through the creation of endowed and annual scholarships. As of this year, more than 100 scholarship funds are available to help students pursue their educational dreams.VERNON COLLEGE PHILOSOPHY: Vernon College is a constantly evolving institution, dedicated primarily to effective teaching and regional enhancement. With this dedication to teaching and to the community, the College encourages open inquiry, personal and social responsibility, critical thinking, and life-long learning for students, faculty, and other individuals within its service area. The College takes as its guiding educational principle the proposition that, insofar as available resources permit, instruction should be adapted to student needs. This principle requires both flexibility in instructional strategies and maintenance of high academic standards. Strong programs of assessment and accountability complement this educational principle. VC accepts the charge of providing a college atmosphere free of bias, in which students can exercise initiative and personal judgment, leading to a greater awareness of personal self-worth. It strives to provide every student with opportunities to develop the tools necessary to become a contributing, productive member of society. Vision VERNON COLLEGE VISION: Vernon College will promote a culture of success for our students and communities through learner-centered quality instructional programs and exemplary services. Values VERNON COLLEGE VALUES: Vernon College promotes a culture of success through our shared values and commitment to: Accessibility Accountability Building Relationships Diversity Inclusion Innovation Leadership Quality Student Success Teamwork Our values define who we are and guide us in conducting our business every day. Our values are our morals – what is important to us at our college. Mission VERNON COLLEGE MISSION The mission of Vernon College is teaching, learning, and leading. Vernon College is a comprehensive community college that integrates education with opportunity through our instructional programs and student support services by means of traditional and distance learning modes. Therefore, to fulfill its mission, the College will provide access, within its available resources, to: Career technical/workforce programs up to two years in length leading to associate degrees or certificates; Career technical/workforce programs leading directly to employment in semi-skilled and skilled occupations; Freshman and sophomore courses in arts and sciences, including the curricula leading to associate and baccalaureate degrees; Ongoing adult education programs for occupational upgrading or personal enrichment; Compensatory education programs designed to fulfill the commitment of an admissions policy allowing the enrollment of disadvantaged students; ; A continuing program of counseling and guidance designed to assist students in achieving their individual educational goals; Career technical/workforce development programs designed to meet local and statewide needs; Support services for educational programs and college-related activities; Adult literacy and other basic skills programs for adults; and Other To help prospective and current students, faculty, and staff locate important information about Vernon College, this webpage provides links to helpful information on a variety of government mandated and consumer information. Examples are academic programs, cost of attendance, financial aid, safety and security, and institutional financial reports. Vernon College’s presentation of this information complies with the Higher Education Act, as amended, and implementing regulations.