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. 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


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.

TCC Learning Opportunities

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

Arlington ISD Family Literacy


Veda Knox Elementary
2315 Stonegate
Arlington, TX 76010

University of TX at Arlington- Continuing Education and Workforce Center


140 West Mitchell, Suite C100
Arlington, TX 76109

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

Venture School (Arlington ISD)


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 four 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.