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St. Philip's College Library 

MLK Campus: (210) 486-2330
Location: Center for Learning Resources (CLR)

SWC Campus: (210) 486-7023
Location: Building 1-C123

Library Info  

St. Philip’s College is designated as an official testing center for the administration of the General Educational Development Test (GED) under the guidelines of the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and the American Council on Education (ACE).

The GED tests give you the opportunity to earn a certificate of high school equivalency. You must score a minimum total of 2250 (450 average per test) with no individual test score less than 410 on all 5 tests to receive a Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency.

GED Policies and Schedule

Registration Dates: Registration is offered twice a month at 8:00am on Mondays
see schedule. Cost: $110 for all five tests and $20 each retest.

Required items for all examinees to bring to registration:

  1. Government issued identification (Texas DL/Texas ID, Military ID, Passport/Visa, or Consulate ID)
  2. Cash/ Money Order Only (Cost= $110) or a payment voucher
  3. Proof of Texas Residency
  4. An unlaminated Social Security Card
  5. Official Practice Test (OPT) score or completion of a GED preparation class/program

If you are 17 years old in addition to the items listed above you must provide

  1. A parent or legal guardian consent form 
  2. A withdraw form from the last high school attended

If you are 16 years old in addition to all the items listed above you must provide the original court order and it must meet the finding required by Section 45.054 of the Code of Criminal Procedure.

Changes to the GED Test

Please note the 2002 GED Testing Series will be replaced beginning January 2, 2014. Incomplete or insufficient GED scores from the 2002 series will no longer be valid after December 31, 2013. We encourage you to complete your preparation and testing as soon as possible.

Testing Dates & Times

On testing days, report to the test center at 8am and plan on staying till approximately 2:00pm. Late arrivals are not permitted into the testing room. TEA is very strict in handling late arrivals. Once the testing door closes no one can be admitted.

  • Day 1: Writing and Math
  • Day 2: Science, Social Studies, Reading
Test  Time Limit  # of Questions 
Language Arts--Writing 2 hours 50-1 essay
Science 80 minutes 50
Mathematics 90 minutes 50
Social Studies 70 minutes 50
Language Arts--Reading 65 minutes 40

GED Passing Score

A minimum total score of 2250 points with no individual test score less than 410 and an average score of 450 is required to receive a Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency.

GED Canceling Test Appointments

Please call (210) 486-2532, in advance and leave a message if you need to cancel! In order to better serve our students we will be imposing a $10.00 CANCELLATION FEE for appointments that are missed, without notice.


Audio tape or Braille versions of the GED are available. Candidates are required to present documentation of such need from an appropriate professional. Requests for special accommodations are submitted to the GED office at the Texas Education Agency for review and final approval.

Contact Information

The GED Assessment Office is located in the St. Philip’s College Welcome Center, room 207B. We administer the Official GED Practice Test and conduct registration in the computer lab in room 207A.

  • Office & Information: (210) 486-2532 or (210) 486-2525
  • Test Center#: 1730

GED Records:

Learn about the GED tests:

Contact Information

Phone Number:

Fax Number:

MLK Campus
Welcome Enrollment Center (WEC)
Office: 207-B

(210) 486-2444

7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Important Dates

August 25, 2014
First Day of Classes (Regular 16/Flex I)

August 30, 2014
Regular 16 Week - Weekend Class Begin

September 1, 2014
Labor Day - College Closed

September 2, 2014
Fall Flex I - Census Date

September 8, 2014
Start II (14 Week) - Classes Begin