High School Equivalency Exams

Proctored testing to earn your certificate of high school equivalency by taking the Pearson General Educational Development (GED) exam. Available in English and Spanish.

Mandi Reiland, Manager, Executive Operations for the Chancellor and Board of Trustees
Phone: 281-998-6100
Email: Mandi.Reiland@sjcd.edu

You can review TEA's comparison chart for a comprehensive look at GED testing.

You should visit the GED website to find more information about the exam and learn eligibility and registration guidelines. When you're ready to test, you can schedule through GED.

If you are eligible to receive testing accommodations, you need to confirm what accommodations GED can provide. San Jac will work with GED to ensure you receive any approved accommodations.

GED provides official study material to help you prepare. Additionally, San Jac offers preparatory courses through the Continuing and Professional Development (CPD) office if you need more intensive help.

Once you pass the GED exam, you can receive your certificate through GED.


GED varies in time allowed depending the sections you will take. You can take scheduled breaks between sections, but you cannot pause the exam and must finish within the allowed time limit.

When you're ready to test, be sure to have:

  • Your government-issued photo ID (driver's license, passport, etc.)
  • Proof of residency

If you need to retest, please confirm your eligibility with GED and review their retesting policy.

San Jac Testing Centers have a responsibility to faculty, students and the community to maintain testing integrity and appropriately respond to any infractions that may occur. We administer GED in accordance with policy, rules and guidelines set forth by Pearson. In addition to the information being provided to the candidate through their platform account, Testing Center staff will review the policy, rules and guidelines as candidates arrive to test.