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.

The first step to enrolling in the program is completing an interest survey. Just click the “Get Started” link below!

Important Dates

  Spring Flex II 2024
(Mar. 19 -May 9,  2024))
Summer Session 2024
(Jun. 4 -Jul 25, 2024)
Registration Opens January 23, 2024 February 19, 2024
Online Interest Form Submission Deadline March 8, 2024 May 16, 2024
Mandatory New Student Orientation March 19, 2024
(First day of class)
May 28, 2024
4-6 p.m.
Ozuna Classroom 137
Registration deadline March 8, 2024 May 16, 2024
Classes begin March 19, 2024 June 4, 2024
Classes end May 9, 2024 July 25, 2024
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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


The following scholarships are available:

GED Preparation Course

Our GED preparation course is eight weeks long. Students qualify for a course tuition scholarship by completing our intake form on the Community Programs webpage.

GED Exams and Inspiración Scholarship

Upon successful completion of the Palo Alto College GED preparation course, the GED Inspiration Scholarship supports students with a voucher awarded to help with payment for the GED exams.

The Adult Learning Academy Promise Scholarship

This scholarship helps students continue their education by providing financial assistance for their first semester of college when enrolling in at least six credit hours. 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)



Hours of Operation

8 a.m.– Noon
and 1–5 p.m. 

8 a.m.– Noon