GED

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 http://www.texged.com. 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 ged@ace.nche.edu or (202) 939-9490. 

 REMINDER: YOU CAN RETEST FOR PARTS OF THE GED EXAM THAT YOU DID NOT PASS BUT YOU MUST REGISTER ONLINE (SEE BELOW). THE EXAM IS AVAILABLE ONLY ON COMPUTER AT VERNON COLLEGE.  

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.

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. 

The computer based GED exam is given on Wednesdays on the Vernon campus and Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday on the Wichita Falls campus. You may register to take the computer based exam all in one day or over a few days.  Register and schedule your exam with Pearson Vue by calling (877)392-6433 (toll free) or on the web at www.GED.com, 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, but the website will let you know what 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.

How to Register for computerized GED (step by step)

Cost - The 2014 Series GED is $36.25 per test (4 tests) or $145 total.

Retesting - Candidate 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. 

Residence requirements -  An Applicant 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).

Educational status - Must be officially withdrawn from school and must not have received a high school diploma from an accredited high school in the U.S.

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 severed 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.

For information regarding GED please contact Sharron Shelton at (940) 552-6291 ext. 2317 in Vernon or (940) 689-3778 in Wichita Falls. 

Vernon College - Contact Us
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  • Vernon Campus
    4400 College Drive
    Vernon, Texas 76384
    940.552.6291
  • Century City Center
    4105 Maplewood
    Wichita Falls, Texas 76308
    940.696.8752
  • Skills Training Center
    2813 Central Expressway East
    Wichita Falls, Texas 76302
    940.766.3369
  • Seymour Learning Center
    200 Stadium Drive
    Seymour, Texas 76380
    940.889.3133