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General Educational Development (GED) Testing

About the GED

The GED measures the outcome of a high school education. There are four test sections:

  • Mathematical Reasoning - 120 minutes
  • Science - 95 minutes
  • Social Studies - 75 minutes
  • Reasoning through Language Arts (Reading and Writing) - 155 minutes

Idividuals Eligible to take the GED

Anyone 18 years or older who has not earned a high school diploma or officially withdrawn from high school may sit for the test. Individuals 16 and 17 years of age may also sit for the exam, but require more documentation as noted within registration.

Number of Tests Allotted Per Day

You can only register for one or two sections on a test day.

Brenham Test Site Information

Tests are administered one to two Fridays each month. A list of test dates are available when you create an account with GED Testing Services. The physical address is 802 Green St. Brenham, TX 77833.

Bryan Test Site Information

Tests are administered several Tuesdays and Thursdays each month. The Testing Center is closed during some holidays. Testing location: 3125 South Texas Ave, Bryan, TX in Room 171 (Behind the H.E.B.).

Essential Items for Test Day

  1. Current government-issued photo ID. A GED examinee is required to present current government-issued photo identification to be admitted on the day of the test.
  2. Proof of residency in the State of Texas (e.g., a utility bill with your name and address).

*If the following items are not provided, you will not be allowed to test. No exceptions will be made.

Online Testing Information offers the option of a proctored online test. There are specific technical requirements for the equipment used. You can check these requirements at The online test also needs to be scheduled through


In-person Test:

Full Exam: $145
One Section: $36.25

Online Test:

Full Exam: $169
One Section: $42.25

Payment via credit card or debit card is due at the time of online registration. If you need to re-take an in-person section, GED Testing Services offers a discounted retake program of $13.75 per subject test. There is no discount for the online test. This discount applies to two retests (per subject), taken within 12 months of your initial failed subject test. There is no wait time between tests; however, if you do not pass a subject test three times in person, or two tests online you do have to wait 60 days before re-testing.

Signing Up

Create an Account, Complete Registration, Choose Blinn College Adult Education and Literacy as a Test Site, and Schedule your Exam at:

Updated Score Levels

Approved Exemption for the Texas Success Initiative (TSI)

Effective May 12, 2021, students who meet the college readiness benchmarks on the state's approved high school equivalency tests will qualify for a TSI exemption. The approved tests and relevant benchmarks are:


  • A minimum score of 165 on the Mathematical Reasoning subject test shall be exempt for mathematics
  • A minimum score of 165 on the Reasoning through Language Arts (RLA) subject test shall be exempt for English Language Arts Reading (ELAR)


The Certificate is issued approximately five business days after you pass the entire test battery – all four subject tests. TEA will email your initial certificate in a PDF file to the email address used to register for the exams.

GED Prep

For helpful information, including study guides and a free practice test, go to MyGED at

Prep Classes in Bryan and Brenham

Blinn College
301 Post Office Street. Bryan TX 77801
979-209-7300 or
Pilar Walker, Director of Adult Education and Literacy

For more information about State of Texas GED Testing Policies:

Call: 877-392-6433.

Blinn now offers a convenient advising queue! Visit the Buccaneer Advising Queue. If lines are short, you can speak to an academic advisor in just a few minutes. Otherwise, we’ll keep you updated regarding the wait times and then call you when you’re at the front of the line.