GED at the Library


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**Check Our Calendar for GED Resource Help**

The GED is a test that measures the General Education Development of individuals who have not earned a high school diploma. Your GED will enable you to enter college or trade school, get a better job, or qualify for employment promotions. You can find a GED Testing Center or if you already took the GED test in Texas, you can get a copy of your results from the Texas Education Agency. GED.com is the official website to register for the test. It is free to create an account and once a member you can locate preparation programs in your area and explore career and training opportunities available to GED recipients.

You can take the GED test in Texas if you

  • Have a government (national or foreign) issued photo ID;
  • are 18 years of age or 17 with parent permission;
  • are a resident of Texas;
  • are not enrolled in an accredited high school; and
  • are not a high school graduate.

GED Class Locations

Arlington Public Library

817-460-2727

The Arlington Public Library provides GED classes through its literacy program, Arlington Reads. Our volunteers teach classes and tutor in various subjects. Students receive an account with an online GED program to study from any computer with internet access. There is a $25 yearly fee.

Our next registration is May 7 at 10 a.m. at the Literacy House. We take students on a first come, first serve basis, so please plan on arriving early.

TCC Learning Opportunities

817-515-2585

5901 Fitzhugh
Fort Worth, TX 76119
(At cost, contact for information)

Arlington ISD Family Literacy

682-867-7269

Veda Knox Elementary
2315 Stonegate
Arlington, TX 76010

University of TX at Arlington- Continuing Education and Workforce Center

817-272-2581

140 West Mitchell, Suite C100
Arlington, TX 76109

$195 (subject to change, contact for updated information)


Venture School (Arlington ISD)

682-867-7267

4900 W. Arkansas Lane
Arlington, TX 76016

For students 21 and under

Study Guides

Check out a book from the library and study on your own. Ask a librarian for assistance.

Or access GED test prep online through the library’s database Learning Express. Practice GED tests in all five subjects, some lessons to help you review. Create your free online account with your library card number.

Online Resources

BE CAREFUL if you consider taking an online diploma course. There are scams that ask you to pay hundreds of dollars and then give you a diploma that is not recognized by any colleges. Look for courses that say they will prepare you to take the test- not give you a diploma. You CANNOT take the GED test online- only at a certified testing center.

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