General Educational Development

The GED (General Educational Development) is designed as an alternative to the high school diploma. Upon completion of the GED program, individuals are empowered to pursue higher levels of education and/or careers of their choice.

Who is eligible?

To be eligible for a GED the student must:

  • Be officially withdrawn from the last school attended
  • Be at least 17 years old
  • Have a notarized letter of permission from parent or guardian if under 18
  • Have a court order to apply if age 16 and ordered to enroll by a judge
  • Have current identification, such as a driver’s license or student I.D.

Go to the Texas Education Agency for more information.

GED Classes

Classes in English and Spanish

Check the Irving Public Library Wiki for more information regarding GED classes throughout the Metroplex.

Practice the GED Test

Practice the GED, SAT, ACT, GMAT, Citizenship, ASVAB, firefighter, or any of hundreds of other academic or professional exams. Brush up on your interviewing skills or take a refresher course in math. The LearningExpress Library has the tools you need to improve your score.

GED Study Guides

  • Books with sample tests and questions
  • Guides on individual subjects as well as volumes that cover the entire test are available

Taking the GED Test

Local Testing Centers

All tests are given by appointment only.

Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD
1820 Pearl Street
Carrollton, 75006
(972) 968-5675

Mountain View College
4849 W. Illinois Ave.
Dallas, 75211
(214) 860-8778

Test Scores

GED test scores are usually sent to the instructor by the testing center. Certificates are mailed to students two to three weeks after testing is completed by the GED Division of the Texas Education Agency in Austin.

How to Obtain a Copy of Your Certificate

Contact the Texas Education Agency or the testing center where you took the exam.