Computer Based GED Testing

Computer Based GED Testing

Stephen F. Austin State University offers the 2014 GED® test series Monday – Friday. Candidates must bring a valid government issued photo ID with signature for admission on test day. The 2014 GED® test consist of 4 parts, Science, Math, Social Studies, and Language Arts:; the minimum passing score set by GED Testing Service is an average of 450 (410 minimum on any given subject) or higher on each content area test for a total standard score of 2250 or higher.

Computer vs. Paper and Pencil
  Pencil and Paper GED® Computer GED®
Scheduling your test
Call or visit testing center
during business hours
Register and schedule online, 24/7
Test pace
Wait on the group to finish
before moving to next section
Finish one section and move
on without waiting for others
The essay
Handwritten Typed
Score results
May take several weeks Instant results (unofficial)
Test availability
Once a month Daily, Monday - Friday


First-time cost of exam $135.00 for all 4 sections or $33.75 per section

The 2nd and 3rd retest is $13.75 per section if taken within 12 months. Retests after that are $33.75 with a 60 day waiting period

Stephen F. Austin State University, (SFASU) campus, Thomas J. Rusk Building, Room 328

To get registered
Register and schedule for testing online 24/7 at or by calling the Pearson VUE call center at 1-877-EXAM-GED (392-6433)


*Just follow these 4 easy steps and you will be on your way to earning your GED.

Step 1: Create Your Account

  • Visit and click on Register Today.
  • Enter your legal name as it appears on your primary identification.
  • Remember that an email address will be required for this step.
  • Once your account is created, you’ll receive an account activation email.


Step 2: Complete Registration Questions

  • Once you receive the activation email, click the activation link included in the message.
  • Change the username to something you will remember and create a password. You will then be sent to the welcome page.
  • Log in using the username and password you just created.
  • Click the button at the bottom of the page to verify your contact information.
  • Click the circled number two (2) and complete the registration question.
  • Click the registration form that appears for the state, province, or territory where you will test and complete the next set of questions.


Step 3: Provide Additional Documentation (if necessary)

  • Some test-takers may be required to supply supporting documentation in order to test.
  • If your status on the home page indicates that you will need additional documentation, you will receive an email with your next steps.


Step 4: Schedule Your Test

  • After completing the registration questions, click on the circled number three (3), and schedule to take your test.
  • In certain cases you may be asked to supply additional information before you can schedule your test.


Register for accommodations with the GEDTS (GED® Testing Service) by email at

Prohibited items in the testing room

*You are not permitted to bring personal items into the testing room:

  • Outerwear (Coats and Jackets) – This includes overcoats, windbreakers, down jackets, rain jackets/slickers, etc. Sweaters, sweatshirts (without hoods), and blazers, hats are allowed.
  • Jewelry (jewelry that is wider than 1/4” is not permitted)
  • Cell phones or pagers
  • Purses, wallets and watches
  • Hand-held computers/personal digital assistants (PDAs) or other electronic devices
  • Briefcases, backpacks or bags
  • Notes, notebooks, books, study guides
  • Calculators – unless allowed by test sponsor
  • Dictionaries, including language translation dictionaries – unless allowed by test sponsor
  • Pens and pencils belonging to the candidate
  • Water bottles, inhalers, contact lens solution, eye drops and lip balm (such as Chap Stick). These items are prohibited unless specifically approved by the exam sponsor as accommodations.
  • food, drink, gum, candy and all tobacco products
  • weapons of any kind (guns, knives, etc. including realistic ‘toy’ weapons)

Items Permitted in the testing room

  • Identification
  • Layered indoor clothing (sweaters, sweatshirts without hoods, blazers, suit coats or any other layered clothing that is part of an outfit.

MyGED™ is a start-to-finish tool that gives students everything they need to prepare for the GED test, perform well on the test, and progress to good jobs with good wages after the test.

Begin today by going to to:

  • Create a free MyGED™ account
  • Start studying
  • Take GEDReady™: The Official Practice Test
  • Schedule the test
  • Learn about jobs and college options


Helpful Sites
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