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Amarillo College Testing Services administers the GED for high school equivalency certification. GED testing meets federal legislative guidelines for Ability to Benefit (ATB) for higher education. ATB qualification is required for students without high school diplomas to be eligible to receive federal financial aid for college. (See Financial Aid for more ATB information.) The GED test measures high school level proficiency in five areas: Writing Skills, Social Studies, Science, Literature, and Mathematics. Separate publications are available which describe the content of each part of the test.

American Council on Education issues a warning regarding FAKE Online GED Testing Credentials. Click here to read the official warning.

Preparation is the key to success on the GED test.  Click here for a complete list of GED preparation resources in Amarillo.  For an online GED practice test as well as access to preparation aids at little to no cost, go to GED.com.

Eligibility for Testing:

  • Be a Texas resident or a member of the armed forces stationed in Texas.
  • Be 18 years of age or older and not enrolled in school.
  • Be at least 17 years of age and have a signed parent/guardian consent form.
  • Produce a completed TEA Continuing Education and School Improvement GED Test Administration Withdrawal Form for 17 year olds. 
  • Persons 16 years of age and who are recommended by a public agency that has supervision or custody of the person under court order MUST present the court order and completed Parent Consent Form in order to attend Orientation/Registration and begin testing.  Recommendations must include the applicant’s name, date of birth, and must be signed by an official of the public agency.  Judges may make the recommendation if they are acting in lieu of a juvenile probation officer.

 

THE GED IS NOW OFFERED IN SPANISH!!!

COMPUTER BASED TESTING FOR GED

It's finally here!  As of June 1st, you can take your GED exam on the computer!
 
  • Testing offered Monday thru Friday!
  • $33.75 per test section - $135 total!
  • Results in just hours instead of weeks!
  • Spanish language GEDs now available!

To Register/Schedule:

  • Visit www.GED.com (24 hours a day/7 days a week)
  • Call 1-877-EXAM-GED (1-877-392-6433) 7a.m. to 7p.m.

Payment Methods Accepted:

  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Voucher

Cancelling/Rescheduling Appointments:

  • MUST contact GED Testing Service online or by phone 24 hours before to your scheduled appointment
  • If test taker is within 24 hours of their scheduled appointment, they may choose to either take the test or not take the test, however, if they do not take the test it will be treated as a no-show and your fees will be forfeited.

No-Shows:

  • Test takers that do not arrive within 15 minutes of their scheduled appointment time will be considered a "NO SHOW" and their fees will be forfeited

On Test Day:

  • Bring a valid, government issued photo ID and any required documentation to the Testing Center located in the Student Services Center on the Washington Street Campus.  You will not be permitted to test without the appropriate ID!
  • Please take into consideration that you will not be allowed to take watches, purses, wallets, cell phones, or other personal items into the Testing Room.  You may leave these items at home or in your car.  Testing Services does provide open storage for students, however, we are not responsible for lost, damaged, or stolen items
 
Remember that the 2002 version of the GED exam is no longer available.  Any examinee that has not completed their GED by the end of December will have to retest on the entire exam.
 
The Texas Education Agency oversees the GED testing program in the state of Texas. Please, refer to their website http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index2.aspx?id=7954&menu_id=2147483729, with requests for records (i.e. duplicate certificates) or further detailed information.
 
If you received your GED from another state and need to request a copy of your certificate from that state, here is a link for the USA State GED Offices/Numbers:  http://www.a2zcolleges.com/exams/ged_contacts.htm