High School Equivalency Test Information (GED)

High School Equivalency Test at a Glance

There are three high school equivalency tests in Texas including the GED test, the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) and the Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC). After successfully completing one of these tests, the test taker will be issued a Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency. COM only provides computer-based testing for the GED, High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) and Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC). Please look for other test center locations for the paper versions of the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) and Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC).

Test Takers

GED test HiSET exam TASC test
Testing Start Dates Ongoing Ongoing To be Determined
Register to Test www.ged.com or 877-392-6433 www.hiset.ets.org or 855-694-4738 Coming Soon
Test Center Location GED Locator HiSET Locator TASC Locator
Registration Instructions GED Registration Instructions HiSET Registration Instructions TASC Registration Instructions
Payment Method
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • ACH (Electronic check)
  • Voucher
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Paypal
  • ACH (electronic check)
  • Voucher
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Number of Tests in Battery 4 5 5
Test Subjects
  • Reasoning through Language Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Language Arts - Reading
  • Language Arts - Writing
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Language Arts - Reading
  • Language Arts - Writing
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies
Delivery Method Computer Computer and Paper

Computer and Paper

Combine Delivery Methods? N/A Yes Yes
Language Options English and Spanish English and Spanish English and Spanish
Combine Languages? Yes Yes Yes
Accommodations Available? Yes. GED Accommodations Yes. HiSET Accommodations Yes. TASC Accommodations
Customer Service for Test Takers 877-392-6433 855-694-4738 888-282-0589

Test Fees per Battery

GED test HiSET exam TASC test
Vendor Fee $80 $50 $52
State Administrative Fee $25 $25 $25
Test Center Fee $40 $50 $45
Total Fee Per Battery $145 $125 $122

Test Fees Per Subject

GED test (4 tests in battery)

HiSET exam (5 test in battery TASC test (5 tests in battery)
Individual Test Fee $20 $10 $10.40
State Administrative Fee (per test) $6.25 $5 $5
Test Center Fee $10 $10 $9
Total Per Subject $36.25 $25 $24.40

Retest Fees and Retest Rules

GED test HiSET exam TASC test
Vendor Fee 2 free tests per subject within 12 months of failed test

2 free tests per subject within 12 months of failed test

2 free tests per subject within 12 months of failed test

State Administrative Fee $6.25 $5 $5
Test Center Fee $10 $10 $9
Total Retest Fee Per Subject $12.25 $15 $14
Retest Policy After the first three attempts, 60 day wait period required between subsequent retakes. Maximum 3 attempts per calendar year.

After the first three attempts, 60 day wait period required between subsequent retakes.

Score Requirements

Subject GED test (Score Range 100-200) HiSET exam (Score Range 1-20) TASC test (Score Range 300-800)
Language Arts - Reading N/A 8 500
Language Arts - Writing N/A 8 (and 2 or above on the essay) 500 (and 2 out of 8 on the essay)
Reasoning Through Language Arts 145 N/A N/A
Mathematics 145 8 500
Science 145 8 500
Social Studies 145 8 500
Total Required Score N/A 45 N/A

Study Material

GED test HiSET exam TASC test
Publisher Information GED preparation HiSET Preparation TASC Preparation

Additional Resources

Free GED Classes offered at College of the Mainland

College of the Mainland Adult Education
Learning Resource Center Suite C
1200 Amburn Rd.
Texas City, TX 77591
409-933-8294
rmora@com.edu

www.com.edu/adulted

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