Current providers of the high school equivalency tests in Texas include the GED test through GED Testing Service, LLC; the HiSET exam through Educational Testing Service (ETS); and the TASC test through Data Recognition Corporation (DRC|CTB). Upon the successful completion of a single provider’s exams, the test taker will be issued a State of Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency.
- The GED exam consists of 4 parts: Reasoning through Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. The fee for all 4 tests is $145 ($36.25 per test). This test is computer-based only.
- The HiSET exam consists of 5 parts: Language Arts-Reading, Language Arts-Writing, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. The fee for all 5 tests is $125 ($25 per test). This test can be taken on the computer, or paper/pencil.
- The TASC exam consists of 5 parts: Language Arts-Reading, Language Arts-Writing, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. The fee for all 5 tests is $124 ($24.80 per test). This test is computer-based only.
Scheduling a Test
In order for a person to take any of the above mentioned tests, they must follow the steps below.
- Visit the vendor website of choice to create an account
- Select Temple College as their testing center
- Choose a date from the given schedule to test
- Submit payment online.
High school equivalency testing is only done on Temple College’s Main Campus in the Testing Center located in the Student Success Center, RM 3613. Testing times vary, so please visit each testing vendor’s website for scheduling information.
Below you can click on any one of the test vendor logos to be directed to their website. For comparison information and scoring requirements regarding the 3 tests mentioned, please visit the Texas Education Agency website at http://tea.texas.gov/TxCHSE_Test_Information_At_A_Glance.html