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GED Information 

GED TESTING AT THE ASSESSMENT CENTER  

   

Advisory against Misleading GED Claims   

Please be advised that the GED® Certificate cannot be  earned nor obtained via the Internet or through correspondence programs. The Tests of General Educational Development (GED Tests)--developed by the General Educational Development Testing Service of the American Council on Education (GED Testing Service) require extensive preparation and the demonstration of a high level of high school knowledge and academic skills. The GED Tests are administered in Texas only at Official GED Testing Centers under the direction of the Texas Education Agency (TEA) GED Unit. Any other high school equivalency certificates not issued by TEA or another jurisdictional GED testing authority may be of dubious value and may not be accepted by employers, colleges and universities, or the military.  

San Antonio College is an official GED testing center.   

   

The Texas Education Agency has a new on-line service that allows the purchase of the “Official GED Test Results” from their website located at www.texged.com.

GED Registration Schedule 

Look for the new testing procedures at the end of October 2014.  If you need immediate GED testing services please visit our sister college, St. Philip's College for their current schedule and testing policies.

 

 These dates are only for registration, testing dates will be given to you once you complete the registration.  You are advised that the amount of time needed for registration is approximately 1-2 hours, please plan your time accordingly.  

 

Requirements before registration 

  

 ATTENTION 

You must complete the mandatory GED Online Demographic Form before you can register for the exam.  If the GED Online demographic form is not completed prior to the registration date, you will not be able to sign up for any portion of the GED Exam until you provide proof of completion (print the last page of the demographic form showing the Test Site #1740).  Click on the link below for the demographic form:

http://www.utexas.edu/ce/k16/additional-services/demographic-form/ 

 

Policies and Schedule 

 

COST: 

$135.00 for all five tests and $33.75 for each retest.  Examinee’s who started but did not complete testing prior to December 31, 2013 will also be assessed a $135.00 fee for all exams. 

 TO REGISTER:     

 Participants wishing to schedule an appointment to take the GED must:  Personally register for the GED test, in order to ensure compliance with the Texas Education Agency (TEA) guidelines for taking the GED test, whereupon.  Applicantmust complete several forms and pay fees before an examinee can schedule an appointment for testing.  Appointments must be made in person (the first 20 people will be accepted, no exceptions).                                                                                                                                                                                                            

If an applicant has previously tested at another testing center, they must provide the Assessment Center with an official copy of their scores before continuing testing.  And must complete the GED Online Demographic Form before they can register at our center.  The cost for each retest is $33.75.  An official copy has a signature, an official seal, and is mailed by the other test center directly to the Assessment Center.  Also, accepted will be the examinee’s copy of his/her official test results from the Texas Education Agency. 

Required items for all examinees to bring to registration:    

  1. Identification – valid photo ID required (State I.D., driver’s license or military ID); passports or Alien Registration Cards are accepted.  If you have an out of state ID, you must bring proof that you are a Texas resident. 
  2. An unlaminated Social Security Card
  3. Cash/Money Order/Credit Card/Check
  4. Proof of completion of the demographic form

An applicant 17 years of age may test if:  

  • the applicant is a resident of the state;  
  • the applicant is not enrolled in school(exception is made if the applicant is enrolled in an approved in-   school GED preparation program);  
  • a withdraw form from the last school attended; is not a high school graduate; and  
  • parent or guardian must be present with their current photo identification cards 
  • the applicant has parental/guardian permission.  

An applicant 16 years of age may test if:  

  • the applicant is a resident of the state;  
  • the applicant is not enrolled in school;  
  •    a withdraw form from the last school attended; is not a high school graduate; 
  • parent or guardian must be present with their current photo identification card 
  • a public agency providing supervision of the person or having custody of the person under a court order recommends that the person take the examination; or applicant is in a Job Corps training program. 
  • Must present a judicial court order 

Exam Days/Limits: 

  • Day 1: Writing and Math
  • Day 2: Science, Social Studies, Reading

 

Test 

Time Limit 

 # of Questions 

Math   

95 Minutes

50

Language Arts- Writing

125 minutes

50- 1 essay

Science

85 minutes

50

Social Studies

75 minutes

50

Reading

70 minutes

40

 

 

 

 

Canceling Test Appointments 

 In order to better serve our students we will be imposing a $10.00 CANCELLATION FEE for appointments that are missed.  This is due to the increase problem of people not honoring their scheduled appointments for the GED Exam. Please call (210) 486-1440, 48 hours in advance AND LEAVE MESSAGE if you need to cancel!   

 

Scoring 

 

As of June 1, 1994, all answer sheets are sent to Austin for scoring.  Answer sheets will be mailed once all five (5) tests have been completed or on a monthly basis.  Test results will be sent directly to the examinee from the Texas Education Agency. 

PASSING SCORE:               

Examinees must have a total score of 2250, with no score below 410.  A STUDENT WHO SCORES BELOW 410 ON ANY TEST MUST COMPLETE THE REMAINING BATTERY OF GED TESTS BEFORE RETESTING. 

RELEASE OF TEST SCORES:          

For test results for exams taken prior to June 1, 1994, examinee’s must complete and sign a Test Release Form or letter requesting the release of scores before test records will be released to any individual, agency, or organization other than the following: ACCD personnel, accrediting agencies, and other partied with judicial order or subpoena.  TEST RESULTS WILL NOT BE RELEASED OVER THE TELEPHONE!   The Texas Education Agency has a new on-line service that allows the purchase of the “Official GED Test Results” from their website located at www.texged.com 

 

Retest Policy 

GED Exams can only be taken three times in one calendar year (January 1-December 31).  In all cases of retesting, a different form of the test will be used and a fee of $20.00 per test assessed. Students must complete the entire test battery before retesting on a sub-test.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accessibility 

 

 Examinee’s requesting to use the audio tape or Braille versions or to have extended time will be required to present documentation of such need from an appropriate professional.  The manner of testing and means of assessment will be determined on an individual basis, and each case will be submitted to the GED office at the Texas Education Agency for review.  Testing by special accommodations will be provided on an appointment basis and will usually be scheduled on Friday’s.  

TUITION VOUCHER:                                                                                                                                                                              

Examinees who pay the $135.00, complete testing, and pass all 5 exams of the GED test battery at our test center, will be issued a $15.00 tuition voucher.  This voucher will be applicable towards tuition payment at any of the Alamo Community College District Colleges: San Antonio College, St. Philip’s College, Palo Alto College Northwest Vista College, or Northeast Campus.  This voucher will be valid for up to two years after completion of GED testing. 

 

 

Contact Information 

 

  The GED Assessment Center is located in the San Antonio College Fletcher Administration Center, room 112.  If more information is needed, please do not hesitat to contact our GED Information line at (210) 486- 0444.