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Certificate of High School Equivalency

Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency

Note: the General Education Development Test (GED®) is now officially called the Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency (TxCHSE).

NEW!  GED Prep Online Class. Click here for more details.

Is an online class for you? Follow these steps to find out:

1.  Visit  http://www.lonestar.edu/lsc-online/
2.  Scroll down the page to “Smarter Measure”

3.  Take the short "Smarter Measure" assessment

4.  Report your results to Marilyn.K.Smith@lonestar.edu or 281-290-1822

Click here for the Summer 2017 Schedule for GED® Preparation Classes

Click here for the Fall 2017 Schedule for GED® Preparation Classes

First Step

The first step toward preparing for the computer based 2014 version of the GED® Test is to register for a LSC GED® Orientation Session at a Lone Star College campus near you, prior to enrolling into a GED® Preparation class! Registration for the orientation session and the class is required at the Continuing Education Department at a LSC campus near you. The four subject areas covered on the test are; 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 version of the GED® Test.

After registering for the Orientation and Review Class, CLICK HERE to set up your Lone Star College username and password in myLoneStar BEFORE your class begins. Access to LSC campus computers requires your unique myLoneStar 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, you will receive the Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency (TxCHSE) credential that will be issued by the Texas Education Agency and you will receive a GED® transcript to apply to college, start training, or get a better job.

The Lone Star College GED® Preparation program will help prepare adults 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

Search for GED® Certificate or Transcript (if the Official GED® Test was taken on paper prior to 1-1-2014)

Request a Transcript (if the Official GED® Test was taken on computer after 1-1-2014)

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, LSC-Conroe Center, LSC-Greenspoint Center, LSC-Fairbanks Center, and LSC-Cypress Center.

Have you taken the 2014 version of the GED Test and scored 145-149?  GREAT NEWS for you!

GED Testing Service has enhanced the cut scores! As of January 26, 2016, 145 is the new passing score.

You do not need to do anything, your new certificate will be emailed to the email address used to create your MyGED account.

CLICK HERE to view the GED Score Change FAQs for Students. 

GED® Test Registration Requirements

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

CLICK HERE to view the Texas Education Agency's Eligibility Requirements.

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 $145. Each partial test costs $36.25. 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.