Certificate of High School Equivalency (GED®)

Career & Technical Education (CE) - High School Equivalency Programs

The High School Equivalency Program is designed for adults who left high school before graduation and are now interested in obtaining a high school diploma by successfully passing the 2014 General Educational Development (GED®) official test. 

The GED® test is one of two tests U.S. states and territories use to measure high school equivalency skills. Approved by the State Board of Education and Texas Education Agency (TEA), a passing grade on the GED® test provides students with high school equivalency credentials. TEA will mail a Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency (TxCHSE) to the studentís home address.

The Lone Star College programs will assist adults in getting ready in the four GED® test subject matter areas: Mathematical Reasoning, Reasoning through the Language Arts, Social Studies, and Science. Students can choose between a tuition-based program or a grant-funded program, depending on their circumstances. After completion of the program, students are expected to take and successfully pass the computer-based 2014 GED® test. All students obtaining their TxCHSE will be invited to participate at one of the LSC Commencement Ceremonies held every Spring.  

High School Equivalency Test Preparation Program Course offerings: 

Type of Course: Non-Credit Tuition Base Non-Credit Grant Funded
Registration: Click here to register. Click here to schedule your placement test for program eligibility.
Requirements:  Take a GED® Practice Test in Math and Language Arts Attend Orientation and take a
placement test (TABE)
Cost:  Estimated $227 for a 48 contact hour class No Cost
Courses Offered: GED® Full Review or 
GED® Revisión en Español
ABE GED® Language Arts I
ABE GED®Language Arts II
ABE GED® Math and Language Arts
Recommended: Students who are very confident in their skills on the different subject matter areas. This is a fast-pace class, very intense and demanding. It is expected that the student will dedicate the same amount of time or more studying independently. Students who are not very confident in one or more areas of study. Each class is 54 hours and it is expected to dedicate time to study outside the classroom. Space is limited. Students will be placed on the appropriate class based on placement test results.
Test Type: Computer Based: English or Spanish Computer Based: English or Spanish
Contact Information: CTC Office at each campus:
LSC-CyFair: 281.290.3460
LSC-Kingwood: 281.312.1660
LSC-Montgomery: 936.273.7446
LSC-North Harris: 281.618.5602
LSC-Tomball: 281.357.3676
LSC-University Park: 281.290.2601
Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) Office 
Harris County Office: 281-260-3576
Montgomery County Office: 936-273-7518

High School Equivalency Test Information: 

Lone Star College Testing Centers provide a variety of testing services, including the 2014 GED® test. The testing center is open to LSC students or those interested in taking the 2014 GED® test only. The following campuses and centers offer the 2014 GED® test: 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. LSC Testing Centers LoneStar.edu/Testing-Centers

Additional information on 2014 GED® Computer-Based Test 

Whether you take the test in English or Spanish, the cost is $145 for the full test. Each partial test costs $36.25. Tests can be taken all together or at different sessions. The cost of the tests is separate from tuition and/or books and it is not paid to Lone Star College. Test fees cover the administration of the exam and the cost of the first transcript or certificate. 

In order to take the test, it is necessary to register at www.myged.com, create an account, and pay the test online. Lone Star College Testing Centers do not accept GED® test payments.  

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