GED Preparation

The GED review course will help students develop the math, writing, reading and critical thinking skills needed to pass the GED exam and earn a Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency (TxCHSE). Courses run year-round in eight-week sessions. 

The preparation course covers all four GED exam subject areas: mathematics, language arts, social studies, and science with a strong emphasis on math and writing skills. Palo Alto College provides students with practice tests, tips on time management, and study skills. Our testing center offers the official GED exams.

The program is combined with a support system that is designed to help students continue their education and earn a certificate or associate degree. We offer flexible schedules with both morning and evening class times, affordable prices, full preparation in English or Spanish, and highly qualified instructors.

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Tuition Refund Schedule

English/Spanish GED Evening Sessions (10-week sessions)

  • 100% prior to the first day of the week
  • 70% during class days one (1) through two (2)
  • 25% during class days three (3) through four (4)
  • No Refund after the fourth (4) class day

English GED Morning Sessions (6-weeks sessions)

  • 100% prior to the first day of the week
  • 70% during class day one (1)
  • 25% during class day two (2)
  • No Refund after the third (3) class day


Palo Alto College is designated as an official GED testing center under the direction of the Texas Education Agency's (TEA) GED Unit. Exams are available in the Testing Center (OZU 143). To set up an appointment to take the GED exam, register at

Preparación de GED en español

El curso de preparación de GED ayudará a los estudiantes a desarrollar y aumentar el conocimiento en las áreas de matemáticas, escritura, lectura y pensamiento crítico para aprobar el examen de GED y obtener un Certificado de Equivalencia de Preparatoria de Texas (TxCHSE).

El programa se combina con un sistema de apoyo que está diseñado para ayudar a los estudiantes a continuar su educación y obtener un certificado o un título de asociado. Ofrecemos horarios flexibles con horarios de clase por la mañana y por la tarde, precios accesibles, preparación completa en inglés y español, e instructores altamente calificados.

El curso de preparación se desarrolla durante todo el año en sesiones de ocho semanas. El precio del curso de preparación de 8 semanas es de $ 99. Los estudiantes pueden calificar para la tarifa del curso de $ 99 según la necesidad económica y completando una solicitud de beca en la oficina de Community Programs. Una vez que un alumno se inscribe en el curso de preparación, los exámenes oficiales de GED son de $ 36.25 cada uno y los vales de becas están disponibles para los estudiantes matriculados que demuestren que están listos para el examen oficial.


GED Preparation Course

The eight-week preparation course fee is $99. Students may qualify for a $99 course fee scholarship based on financial need and by completing an application in the Community Programs office.

GED Exams and Inspiración Scholarship

The official GED exams are $36.25 each. Upon successful completion of the Palo Alto College GED preparation course, the GED Inspiración Scholarship supports students with a voucher awarded to assist with payment for the GED exams. 

The Adult Learning Academy Promise Scholarship

This scholarship helps students continue their education by providing financial assistance toward their first semester of college. Palo Alto College believes in the promise of students and is dedicated to their success.

Helpful Links

Texas Education Agency (TEA): Top 10 Questions on GED Testing in Texas »
4Tests (Practice Tests): GED TestQuestions » 


Contact Information: 

Ozuna Library and Learning Center (OZU 136)


Edgar E. Nandin
Academic Program Specialist - GED


Eddie Patiño
Administrative Services Specialist - ESL & Mariachi


8 a.m.–5 p.m. (Closed: Noon–1 p.m.)

8 a.m.–12:30 p.m.