The High School Equivalency (HSE) Preparation program (formerly known as GED) provides individuals with the knowledge and skills needed to successfully take any of the three HSE exams. Classes are offered year-round at Temple College and various locations throughout the Central Texas area. Students must first attend an orientation and then attend classes. They must meet minimum time requirements and will work with an instructor to adequately prepare them to pass the HSE test.

Contact HSE

Student Success Center (SSDC)
Room 3600
Phone: 254-298-8376

Orientation & Class Schedule

Pre-registration, orientation and assessments are held in Room 3600 of the Barron Student Success Center (BSSC) on the Temple College Main Campus.

Classes run Monday – Thursday at multiple times.  More information will be given at pre-registration.

Please contact 254-298-8620 for more information or to set up an appointment time.

Orientation Steps:
  1. Pre-register for orientation no later than August 5, 2019 (Please bring a driver’s license and social security card at the time of pre-registration).
  2. Complete the three hour assessment testing before August 8, 2019
  3. Attend orientation on August 12, 2019 at 9 a.m. or 5:30 p.m.

Free HSE Preparation Classes in the Community


Rockdale Workforce Center
313 North Main Street, Rockdale, TX
512-446-6400 ext. 7001

Fall & Spring Semesters
Tuesday – Thursday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m. to Noon

Distance Learning Online

Must attend orientation before participating in Distance Learning.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, please let us know when you pass your test, get a job, go to college, etc., for three reasons:

  1. It  keeps our records updated.
  2. It’s exciting for the staff to hear about your success.
  3. You may want to participate in our HSE (GED) graduation ceremony.  It’s free (and optional)!

Everyone is different. Student success is usually determined by the amount of time a person is able to commit to study for the GED. You may be ready for some sections of the test, but need to work longer on other sections.

No, you may take one section at a time. It is recommended you do not take language and math on the same day. If you take two in one day, schedule a break between tests.

You may attend any time during our hours, which are Monday through Thursday, 8:00 am – 8:30 pm.  10 hours a week are mandatory.  Let us know if you are going to miss class.  (254) 298-8620 or

You may take a practice exam at any time to determine your readiness for the official exam.

After you complete the orientation, you may attend classes any time they are held, depending on the site schedule and regulations.

Let us know if you won’t be able to attend classes for a few days or longer. We may be able to give you work you can complete while you are out so that you can keep focused on preparing for the HSE (GED). An extended absence will require approval.