GED at the Library
Arlington Reads recent graduation
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 Library817-460-2727
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.
Fort Worth, TX 76119
(At cost, contact for information)
682-867-7269Veda Knox Elementary
Arlington, TX 76010
817-272-2581140 West Mitchell, Suite C100
Arlington, TX 76109
$195 (subject to change, contact for updated information)
682-867-72674900 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 four 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.