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General Educational Development Test (GED) (TxCHSE)

Student Services

Stephen F. Austin State University offers the Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency Exam Monday – Friday between the hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Candidates must bring a valid government-issued photo ID with signature for admission on test day. The exam consists of four parts; Math, Language Arts, Social Studies and Science. Candidates must score at least 145 on each subject to pass the GED® test.


$145 for all sections or $36.25 per section


There is not a waiting period for your first two retakes of an exam. If a test subject is taken three times, you'll have to wait 60 days before you are able to retest. There is not a limit on how many times you can test in a year.

Retesting Cost

Test candidates will receive two discounted retakes for every GED® test subject purchased but not passed. They will have 365 days after taking their full-price test to use the retakes. After receiving two retakes at the reduced price, the price of the test subject returns to the regular price. If a candidate does not pass that subject again, they will receive two more retakes at the reduced rate.


Stephen F. Austin State University, Thomas J. Rusk Building, Room 328


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

Certificate/Transcript Search

Testing Services cannot provide a copy of your GED credentials; however, you may obtain a free verification letter or a PDF containing the Certificate of High School Equivalency and test scores for fee. If your credentials are found, you may print a PDF that is a diploma-style certificate suitable for framing and a transcript with test dates and scores. You may also save the PDF file to your computer or electronic device, email it to yourself or third parties, and/or print it. Purchases can be made online by credit card or check.

Four steps 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

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