GED Test Requirements

Panola College's GED Testing Department and Adult Basic Education Department recommends a student to first take the GED Ready™ Practice Test online.  Each practice test costs $6.00 and can be found at https://ged.com/#dashboard/studytools.

Before each test administration, candidates are required to pre-register. The candidate may pre-register at any of the following sites for any test date, at least 24 hours prior to the desired test date:

  • Visit the candidate website at www.ged.com.
  • Contact the Pearson Call Center at 1-877-392-6433 Monday through Friday 7:00 am to 7:00 pm CST.

 

Pre-registration
Pre-registration is required! 
Identification

All examinees must present identification with a photo and signature on the day of the test. Students are required to provide one valid form of identification.  The ID must be government issued and non-expired.  It must also include the student's name, address, date of birth, signature, and photograph.  The following primary forms of ID are acceptable:

  • Passport

  • Driver's License

  • Learner's Permit

  • National/State/Country Identification Card

  • Any other form of Government-issued ID (national or foreign), including Matricular Consular.


(All ID's are subject to approval of the Chief Examiner)
Testing Fee
The GED testing fee is $135.00 for the full battery of tests.  The cost per test is $33.75.  All payments for test fees are handled through Pearson VUE at the time of scheduling.  You may pay for the test through the use of a credit card or debit card.
Age
Eighteen Years of Age or Older
A person who is 18 years of age or older, who is a resident of the state, and who has not graduated from an accredited high school in the United States, may test.

Candidates under the age of 18 must provide documentation as required at www.ged.com.
Residency

Examinees must be a resident of the state or a member of the United States armed forces, stationed at a Texas installation. There is no time requirement for residency.

Educational Status
Examinees must be officially withdrawn from school and must not have received a high school diploma from an accredited high school in the United States. Graduates of unaccredited schools and foreign high schools are eligible to test.
Supplies

Examinees will be provided an erasable noteboard and pen. Please do not bring additional papers and books to the testing center.

Requirements for Retesting
Candidates may take their first three attempts per subject area with no waiting period.  All subsequent attempts are subject to a 60 day waiting period between attempts.