GED Information

Earn Your GED

If you do not have a high school diploma, earning a General Education Development (GED) certificate can help you achieve your personal learning goals, including skills improvement, grade level goals, and employment opportunities. Generally accepted by colleges and employers as being equal to a traditional diploma, the GED can be your ticket to brighter career prospects or a higher education.


You can take the GED exam if you meet the following requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age or older
  • Must be a resident of the state of Texas
  • Must have withdrawn from a regular high school program for at least 6 months
  • Must not be a high school graduate

Note: Exceptions may apply to age restrictions. Visit the Texas Education Agency website to learn about these exceptions as well as other helpful information in obtaining a GED.

Testing Centers & Test Preparation Assistance

Workforce Solutions of West Central Texas offers assistance with getting your GED. We can help with tutoring, study skills, Texas Assessment of Academic Skills (TAAS) / Texas Academic Skills Program (TASP) / GED test preparation, enrollment and financial aid assistance, and mentoring.  To find testing centers, as well as alternative locations that offer test preparation assistance, go to 2-1-1 Texas and search for GED assistance in your town or city.