Eligibility Requirements for High School Equivalency Testing

A resident of the state who has not graduated from an accredited high school is eligible to take the high school equivalency test per in accordance with rules promulgated by the State Board of Education. Eligibility requirements for high school equivalency testing are defined in the .

High School Equivalency Test Requirements:

外国成人视频In order to take the high school equivalency exams, the test-taker must:

  •  have a government (national or foreign) issued photo ID, such as one of the following:
    • state driver license,
    • Department of Public Safety identification card,
    • military ID,
    • passport, 
    • U.S. passport card, or
    • matrícula consular;  

    (School ID cards will not be accepted) 
     

  • provide proof of residency in Texas, which could be a:
    • Texas driver license,
    • utility bill showing a Texas address, or
    • bank statement showing a Texas address;
     
  • be 18 years of age;
  • not be enrolled in an accredited high school; and
  • not be a high school graduate from an accredited high school. 

Age Exceptions

Individuals under the age of 18 are required to attend school (Texas Education Code ) unless they qualify for an exemption外国成人视频 (Texas Education Code ).

17-Year-Old Test-Takers 

Note: There are no age exceptions available for Online Proctored GED Tests or Remote Proctored HiSET Exams.

To qualify for an age exception, a 17-year-old must:

  • have a government (national or foreign) issued photo ID (see above for ID requirements);
  • have proof of Texas residency (see above for residency requirements);
  • verify you are not currently enrolled in school (unless enrolled in an approved in-school High School Equivalency Program);
  • not have an accredited high school diploma; and
  • have parent or guardian permission.

Alternatively, a 17-year-old may qualify under the 16-year-old rule below.

16-Year-Old Test-Takers

Note: There are no age exceptions available for Online Proctored GED Tests or Remote Proctored HiSET Exams.

To qualify for an age exception, a 16-year-old must:

  • have a government (national or foreign) issued photo ID (see above for ID requirements);
  • have proof of Texas residency (see above for residency requirements);
  • not have an accredited high school diploma; and
  • be one of the following:
    • in the care of a state agency;
    • under a court order issued under Family Code 65.103 (a) (3);
    • enrolled in a Job Corps training program, or
    • enrolled in the Texas Challenge Academy.