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GED Testing Services Available

GED Testing Notice:

The University of Texas Testing Center regrettably will no longer provide GED Testing services, effective November 14th, 2007.

Local GED Testing Centers

Examinees from the Austin area may contact Austin Community College (ACC) for assistance with GED Testing. Examinees who have paid UT for the test battery within the past 12 months and have not completed the five exams will be able to take the remaining tests at ACC at no additional charge. ACC will charge a fee for retests and for exams taken after the one-year period has expired. You may contact ACC for additional information at (512) 223-7714.

To Obtain a Duplicate GED Diploma or Scores

To obtain a duplicate GED Diploma or scores you will need to contact the GED Unit in Austin at (512) 463-9292. They will provide the information needed to apply for a duplicate. You will be required to fill out a form that you can obtain at http://www.tea.state.tx.us/ged/records.html. Send this form to the address on the form with a $5.00 check or money order.

The General Education Development (GED) test battery gives you the opportunity to earn a high school equivalency diploma, a credential recognized as a key to employment opportunities, advancement, and further education. The GED tests are offered in English to Texas residents, aged 18 or older. As an alternative to a high school diploma, sixteen- and seventeen-year-olds may be permitted to take the GED if certain requirements are met (see Requirements for Minors).

The GED includes tests in five areas: Reading, Writing, Social Studies, Science, and Mathematics (visit Test Descriptions). There is a GED registration fee that covers testing, the score report, and, if applicable, a state certificate of completion (visit Score Reports & Certificates). The passing standard for Texas is a minimum score of 410 on each test AND an average of 450 overall (2,250 total points). Under certain circumstances, GED retesting may be permitted (visit Retesting).

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