"Where can I take the GED test?" It's one of the most common questions we hear in our main office. And with good reason: if you're contemplating taking the GED test, you'd want to know what your options are. Keep reading to learn about your options for GED testing centers here in Lubbock.
Option #1 - The Lubbock Dream Center
At the moment of my writing this, there's only one in-person place to take the GED test. The Lubbock Dream Center, located at 1111 30th Street, is the only place currently offering the test. It's one of the reasons we offer tutoring and classes at the Dream Center--if you're familiar with the building, you can feel more comfortable when you go in for the test. Plus, their friendly staff and smiling faces help ease the stress of the test!
Generally, they have slots available on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. You can find their specific time slots once you register, but typically, they offer them from 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM. But make sure to check GED.com for actual times!
Option #2 - Remote
When COVID hit, and the shutdown became in full effect, the people offering the GED started a Remote option. To be considered for it, you must have a computer, webcam, internet, a private workspace, a government-issued ID, and a Green GED Ready Score. There are a lot of steps to get ready for this option, and you can read about them here. For that reason, we recommend doing it at the Dream Center if you're able to.
Details About the Test
But let's get into the nitty-gritty details of the GED test. Each subject costs $36.25 to take here in Texas, and you have 4 subjects you need to pass: Math, Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies. In total, that comes out to $145. Luckily, Literacy Lubbock has scholarships available for active, enrolled students!
The subjects also have various times for each test. For the Math test, you have 120 minutes to complete it. For Language Arts, you have 155 minutes. For Science, it's 95 minutes. And then, Social Studies clocks in with the lowest duration at 75 minutes. You can complete the tests sooner than the times listed. These are just how long they allow you to take the test. And as it's on the computer, you can't ask for more time. So keep that in mind on test day!
Languages, Admission Policy, Cancellation Policy, and Rescheduling Policy
Luckily, the GED is offered in both English and Spanish. So you'll be able to pick your stronger language on test day. We've had some students get confused about taking a Language Arts test in Spanish, but don't worry! The Language Arts portion doesn't test you on the English language, but rather, your ability to read and analyze passages and how you can express your thoughts in writing.
To be allowed inside to take your test, you must bring some identification with you. And it has to be current. The test proctor won't let you begin if your driver's license has expired, so make sure you have that up to date before you schedule your test.
If you need to reschedule or cancel your test, you must let them know more than 24 hours before your test is scheduled to begin. Otherwise, they won't refund your money. You can find how to contact them by visiting this website here.
You've Got This!
If you're ready to tackle the GED, then go for it! Loads of our students come into the office and are surprised by how well they do on a practice test. Once you get into the test, you'll remember a lot more from school than you think you will. And if you need a little help studying, we can help! But at the end of the day, you'll only go so far as you believe you will. So believe in yourself! Because we believe in you.