General Educational Development (GED®)

General Educational Development Test

Congratulations on taking one of the most important steps of your life: earning your GED® credential!

Click here to view the schedule for Fall 2015 CBT GED® Orientation Classes.

Click here to view the schedule for Fall 2015 GED® Review Classes.

Do you need to improve your skills in Math and Language Arts?

Click here to view the Fall 2015 schedule for Math Prep and Skills for Language Arts classes. 

First Steps

After registering for the GED® Orientation and GED® Review Classes, CLICK HERE to set up your Lone Star College username and password in myLoneStar BEFORE your class begins. The orientation and review classes are computer-based and require access to myLoneStar using your personal username and password.

Why take the GED® test?

  • Pursue higher education
  • Obtain a job or seek a job promotion
  • Achieve a personal goal

What is the GED® test?

The 2014 GED® test is a four-subject high school equivalency test that measures skills required by high schools and requested by colleges and employers. The four subjects are Science, Social Studies, Mathematical Reasoning, and Reasoning Through Language Arts. After you pass the GED® test, your diploma or credential will be issued by your state but you’ll receive a GED® transcript to apply to college, start training, or get a better job.

The test is part of the 2014 GED® program, the only high school equivalency program built to help adults qualify for college, training, or a good job with good wages.

At GED Testing Service®, we believe that everyone deserves a fighting chance at a good job with good wages. That’s why the 2014 GED® program includes start-to-finish support and a test based on what’s needed to succeed in college and jobs.

Test Facts

  • The first GED® test was created in 1942 and is updated every 10-15 years
  • The 2014 GED® test takes a little more than seven hours to complete
  • The 2014 GED® test is administered year-round at more than 1,500 testing centers worldwide
  • People with a high school credential earn $568,000 more in a lifetime than people without a high school credential

We’ve changed the lives of more than 19 million people in 70 years. One decision shouldn’t define a lifetime—transform your life with the GED® test. Find out more .

2014 GED® Test FAQ

Register and pay for the 2014 GED® Test

NOTE: The 2002 GED® Test has been replaced with the computer based 2014 GED® Test. All incomplete or insufficient scores from the 2002 version are now invalid, as of January 2, 2014.

Currently, the computer based 2014 GED® Test is offered through Assessment Centers at the following Lone Star College campuses: LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball, LSC-University Park, and LSC-Conroe Center.

The first step toward preparing for the new computer based 2014 version of the GED® Test is to register for and attend a CBT GED Orientation session at a LSC campus near you! Check the online schedule for the next orientation session. In the orientation session you will receive valuable information about the new computer based test and what classes Lone Star College has to help you prepare to take the test. For instance, there are only four subject areas now; Reasoning through Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, and Mathematical Reasoning. Do not delay, come to Lone Star College for up to date preparation for the 2014 GED® Test.

GED® Test Registration Requirements

TEA regulations state that any person who plans to take the GED® TEST must follow these guidelines:

If 18 years or older...

  • Valid Texas ID, Texas Driver's License or Government-issued ID
  • Not enrolled in school
  • Not be a high school graduate
  • Register Online

If 17 years old...

  • Valid Texas ID, Texas Driver's License or Government-issued ID
  • Withdrawal form from high school
  • Parental consent form

If 16 years old...

  • Valid Texas ID, Texas Driver's License or Government-issued ID
  • Withdrawal form from high school
  • Parental consent form
  • Court order

Test Fees

The full GED® test costs $135. Each partial test costs $33.75. Test fees cover the administration of the exam and the cost of the first transcript or certificate. The Texas Education Agency will charge you for additional transcripts or certificates. The fees are listed on the Texas Education Agency website.

GED® Graduation

GED® Graduation Ceremonies are scheduled for Lone Star College students who passed the Official GED® Test and are held each year. Click here for more information.