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     Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency Test Center
    Coastal Bend College - Beeville Site 
    Roberta Kreis - Testing Coordinator
    Phone:  (361) 354-2244

    Coastal Bend College is a test center for the GED® test through Pearson VUE.

    Posted - 10/22/21 - Due to technical difficulties Coastal Bend College will not be a test center for GED or CDA  testing until further notice.  Go to www.ged.com to learn about online testing remotely from home option.  


    • Announcement:  The 2014 GED® test  for the Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency is computer-based.    

      Announcement:  1/26/16 - Per the GED Testing Service:

      Effective immediately, the passing score for each GED subject area is now 145 instead of 150, in most states. This means if a student achieves a score of 145 or higher, they have passed that subject area. The updated score levels will be reflected in a tester's score report in GED.com on March 1, 2016, but until then testers should know that if they score 145 or higher, they have passed and there is no need to re-take that test subject.

      Additionally, on March 1, any test taken since January 1, 2014 with a score between 145 -149 will be automatically updated to show that a student passed. Students who have credentialed as a result of this change will receive their credential soon after March 1.

      The content of the new exam will be aligned to career and college readiness content standards.  

      There will be four areas on the exam: Reasoning through Language Arts - which will combine the current Reading and Writing components/ Mathematical Reasoning / Science/ and Social Studies.
      Each exam will be timed.   


      Amount of time needed 


      Reasoning through Language Arts  

      155 minutes (including a 10-minute break  


      Mathematical Reasoning 

      120 minutes  



      95 minutes  


      Social Studies  

      75 minutes  



      445 minutes  



      How is the 2014 GED® test scored and what score is passing?

      The 2014 GED ® test is scored by computer.
      The passing standard on each module will be set at a score of 145 (effective 1/26/16) 150 on a scale of approximately 100 to 200.

      Scores will be available online at an examinee's MyGEDTM account at www.GED.com the same day he or she tests.  

        Appointment Steps and information   
      To make a reservation to test at Coastal Bend College for the Computer-Based GED  - Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency - in 2021 - go to www.ged.com.  


      Go to www.ged.com and create an account 
      Once you create an account – an e-mail will be sent to you with your login information. 


      Login to the www.ged.com account using the information e-mailed to you.  


      For preparation for the GED – contact the Adult Literacy Council – (361) 354-2735   


      You can also click on the “Study” button in the ged.com site, under “Useful Study Tool Links” – click on “Try the Free Practice Test”.    


      When you are ready to register for the GED exam – go to www.ged.com – login – and then click on the “Schedule Test” button.    


      You’ll select the section that you are ready to test over and then select a test center.  Once you select a test center – it will show available dates and times that you can choose from for that center.  If you don’t see any dates or times, that means that the center is filled and doesn’t have any openings for that particular month.  


      After you’ve scheduled your center and exam, you will be asked for your credit/debit card number online to make a reservation.   
      The fee is $36.25 per exam – total for all four exams = $145.00 


      You will be sent a confirmation e-mail after you schedule your GED exam – telling you where you scheduled your exam, what time you will need to be at that center along with directions to the test center, and what you will need to bring with you.   


      On the day of your scheduled exam, you will need to have Photo ID – that includes your Photo, Signature, mailing address, and date of birth.    


      The GED® passing score is now 145 instead of 150  

      Reservations and payments are done online - you do not have to go to the test center to register.   
      The only time you have to go to the GED test center is during your scheduled exam appointment times to have your exams proctored.   
      Be at the test center at least 15 - 30 minutes before your scheduled exam time with Photo ID to sign-in. 

      Testing Center in Beeville is located in the R. W. Dirks Student Service Building - Room 131. 

      If you need to take a test subject three (3) times, be aware that you will have to wait 60 days before you may retest in that subject area.  However, there is no limit to how many times you may test within a year. 

       See below information from the "Frequently Asked Questions" area of the GED Testing Services website.  


      Do students register online for the new GED® test? 

      Yes.  Students register online for the GED® test on computer using their MyGEDTM account at www.GED.com. 

      What will the registration process consist of? 

      The registration process for the 2014 GED® test is much simpler. Students are required to sign up for a MyGEDTM account at www.GED.com and then they are able to access the dashboard full of information about studying, test day, scheduling, scoring, and college and career opportunities. When students are eligible to schedule, they can go log in 24/7 to www.GED.com, click "Start scheduling" on their dashboard, complete the demographic questions, schedule one test or multiple tests at a time, and pay for their appointment.  

      Will testers still be able to take one test at a time on different dates? 

      Yes. Test-takers can test on what they want, when they want, and where they want. This way they feel prepared every time.

      If you have questions about how to register online for the GED exam, please review the FAQ's website.  

      The fee is $36.25 per exam or a total of $145.00 that you will pay with a credit card when you are completing your online GED reservation.   

      To see the dates that Coastal Bend College in Beeville will administer the Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency exam - click here GED Test Schedule 

      For the first portion of the Math GED - Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency exam you may use the on-screen TI-30XS calculator.     

      For more information please go to the following website:  http://www.gedtestingservice.com/testers/calculator 

      Prepare for the GED® exam - Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency exam - http://www.gedtestingservice.com/testers/prepare.  

      Here are directions to the testing department.  

      Eraseable Noteboards will be provided for exam - no paper allowed in exam room.   

      Click for more information about the 2014 GED series of exam 

        On the day of the exam - all personal belongings will be collected before you are allowed in the testing room.  The testing center will not be responsible for any lost or stolen items.  The only item you may take into the testing room will be your government-issued Photo ID. 

      If you need some online assistance to prepare for the GED / Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency exam - call the Adult Literacy Program at (361) 354-2735.  They use a program called Essentialed.com - which they can set you up in with their licenses to your for free.  At times you may have to be put on a waitlist before you can be put into the system.

      There are also study materials that may be purchased in the www.ged.com site.


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