GED at the Library
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.
You can take the GED test in Texas if you
- Have a government (national or foreign) issued photo ID;
- are 18 years of age;
- are a resident of Texas;
- are not enrolled in an accredited high school; and
- are not a high school graduate.
GED test dates are filling up!
DFW-area mass testing dates in English and Spanish are available
For information on other centers state-wide that may have dates for GED testing, check this TEA website!
Don't wait, schedule now if you think you may be ready before the year ends.
GED Class Locations
Arlington Public Library817-459-6985 or 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 August 28th at 10am at the Literacy House. We take students on a first come, first serve basis, so please plan on arriving early.
The FWISD has classes (ABE/ASE/GED)
at the George W. Hawkes Central Library.
Monday and Wednesdays
Fort Worth, TX 76119
(At cost, contact for information)
Water from the Rock (TCC)817-860-9702
1015 Gibbins Road
Arlington, Texas 76011
Veda Knox Elementary
Arlington, TX 76010
140 West Mitchell, Suite C100
Arlington, TX 76109
$195 (subject to change, contact for updated information)
4900 W. Arkansas Lane
Arlington, TX 76016
For students 21 and under
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.
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.