Sign up to take the computer version of the GED at or by phone at 1-877-EXAM-GED (392-6433).

What is the GED?

GED (General Educational Development) tests measure the outcome of a high school education. GED tests consist of four tests, one in each of these subjects:

  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Language Arts

Adaptations to testing conditions are permitted with approval from Pearson VUE: GEDTS for adults with disabilities. Please contact 1-877-392-6433 for more information. 

Registering for the GED

Download these instructions on how to register and sign up for the computerized version.


  • All sections of the test: $135 total, $33.75 per section

2014 Retest Policy

Examinees may have two discounted retakes per failed content area, providing those retakes occur within 12 calendar months of the initial attempt. The price will be $13.75 instead of $33.75 per retake. After these two retests, an examinee can wait 90 days to test again for full price of $33.75. Call 1-877-392-6433 for more information.

GED Certificates

College of the Mainland's Testing Department can only provide GED transcripts for COM's Admissions and Records Office and Financial Aid Department.

Official transcripts are available at

  • Select "GED" from the column on the left side of the page.
  • Click on "Texas GED Certificate/Transcript Search" in the center of the page.
  • There is a $5 transcription fee due at time of request.

To obtain an unofficial copy of your GED transcript from COM's Testing Center, please fill out the request form and fax or mail to:

College of the Mainland
Testing Center
1200 Amburn Rd.
Texas City, TX 77591

Fax: 409-933-8014

If you received your GED prior to 1994, you may need to contact one of the COM Testing Center examiners to begin the process of obtaining your certificate/transcript at 409-933-8676. Note: GED no longer offers official GED certificates that resemble diplomas.