Beware of Fraudulent GED Credentials
The National GED Testing Service wants students to be aware of fraudulent websites claiming to offer GED credentials.
Dr. sylvia Cobos Lieshoff, National Center for Family Literacy states, "There are dozens - even hundreds - of websites offerED rcredentials, and other degrees. What they don't tell you (the student) is their 'accredited degree' is virtually worthless. These sites are looking to make a quick buck at your expense - and they're charging anywhere from $200 to $1,200 to do it. Don't fall into their trap. Learn more about how to spot a scam, and where to earn a real GED credential." For more information, visit http://gedcbt.org/gedts/fraud/
GED Test Cost? The breakdown!
The TOTAL COST of the GED test = $80
- State fee $15.00
- National fee $10.00
- Scoring fee $10.00
- Each individual subtest $9.00
If you are required to retest in a certain subject there is a retest fee of $13.00 for each test.
TEST SCHEDULE for WCJC Campuses
|Wharton WCJC Campus
||Richmond WCJC Campus
Who can take the test?
- Students are required:
- To have a non-expired Texas issued Photo ID,
- To fill out an
online demographic form prior to registering for the GED test,
- Present a GED Authorization Letter,
- To have already paid for the portions of the test the student intends to take,,
- Bring the receipt of paid testing fees to GED Test Registration,
- To have completed 40 hours of instructional time, unless tested as “High Adult Secondary” in all three areas (reading, math, and writing) during ABE Orientation,
- Be present at 9am on any of the above listed GED Test Registration dates with all requirements listed above met and/or in hand. The GED student must register where he/she intends to take their GED tests.
- 17 year olds are also required to have a
Parent Consent Form
(signed and notarized) and
Student Withdrawal Form
from the last school they attended or
Home School Form (signed and notarized) in addition to the five (5) requirements listed above.
- 16 year olds are also required to have a
Parent Consent Form (signed and notarized)
court order from a judge stating that they
must take the GED in addition to the five (5) requirements listed above.
Questions about GED testing should be directed to the Wharton County Junior College Testing Center at (979) 532-6386 (Wharton campus), (281) 239-1532 (FBTC in Richmond).
GED Score Requirements
To obtain an official Texas GED, the student must have a minimum score of 410 in each subject (reading, social studies,
science, writing, and math) AND a minimum number of 2,250 points from all five subjects.
GED Test Accommodations for Candidates with Disabilities
Accommodations are available for those students
who have an academic need for special provisions. These accommodations
must be requested by the student or his/her guardian(s). There are different types of accommodations and therefore the request must be as specific
as possible. The documentation must be completed by an attending physician or advocate, signed by the student/guardian(s) and returned
to the WCJC Student Services Testing Department. Providing all necessary documentation is completed correctly, the testing department will sign and send
to Austin for processing. This can be a lengthy procedure and can take
up to 6 months. If the accommodations are approved then the WCJC
Student Services Testing Department will receive notification of what
accommodations are to be provided to the examinee (student.) If the
accommodations are denied, the examinee (student) has the right to appeal the
decision. To appeal the rejection the examinee (student) must provide additional
proof of the handicap or circumstance that is enabling him or her from testing.
The additional documentation will travel once again through the approval process
for acceptance or denial. For more information or to obtain the accommodations
packet, please visit:
or call the WCJC Student Services Testing Department at 979-532-6386.
NEW GED TEST COMING JANUARY 2, 2014!
The current 2002 GED Testing Series will be replaced beginning January 2, 2014. Incomplete or insufficient GED scores from the 2002 series will no longer be valid after December 31, 2013. WCJC ABE strongly encourages you to complete your preparation and testing as soon as possible!