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Certificate of High School Equivalency (GED)

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).

Click here for the Spring 2018 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 at a Lone Star College campus near you, for a GED® Preparation class! 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 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.

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.  

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.