This page includes a full listing of GED classes and testing centers in the Brownsville area. Texas uses the GED for its high school equivalency testing program.
The GED test can be taken in an online format or at one of Texas’ official testing sites.
The exam is for adults who have no high school diploma and offers them the chance to earn an equivalent degree.
The GED® exam is fully computerized and can be taken in English and Spanish.
There are four GED subtests that measure a student’s knowledge of these subjects:
- Language Arts
- Social Studies
These modules can be completed one test at a time and in your desired order.
In the past, online testing was not possible. You had to appear in person at an official Texas test site.
Now, that has changed, however, with the launch of an online GED testing option. For more information, check the bottom of this post.
Go to this post, “The GED Test In Texas,” to read more about Texas GED test fees, eligibility criteria, or passing scores.
Brownsville GED Prep Classes
Brownsville Independent School District (ACE)
708 Palm Boulevard, Brownsville, TX 78520, Phone: 956 . 548 . 8175
BISD serves Cameron County (including Harlingen, San Benito, Los Fresnos, Rio Hondo, Port Isabel, Santa Rosa, and Santa Maria. Classes are offered in
- Port Isabel
- La Feria
- Los Fresnos
- San Benito
Brownsville Literacy Center
245 E Levee Street – Brownsville – TX 78520 – Phone: 956 . 542 . 8080
Brownsville Literacy Center offers educational instruction on ESL (English as a Second Language), ABE (Adult Basic Education) skills, and GED (General Education Development) preparation.
To check what you know, take a free GED Practice Test.
815 Arthur Street – Brownsville – TX 78521 – Phone: 956 . 548 . 2302
cdcb YouthBuild is a comprehensive program for 16-24-year-olds that offers GED classes, construction training, manufacturing/CNC certifications, and leadership development. Enrollment is year-round.
Proyecto Juan Diego (GED classes in Spanish)
2216 Eduardo Avenue – Brownsville – TX 78526 – Phone: 956 . 542 . 2488
This is a project of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in collaboration with United Way and Volunteers South Texas.
3230 Pablo Kisel Boulevard – Suite E-103 – Brownsville – TX 78520 – Phone: 965 . 295 . 3134
Texas Southmost College ITEC Center
301 Mexico Boulevard – Brownsville – TX 78520 – 956 . 295 . 3760
Check here to learn how -> Texans can take the GED exam for free, thanks to a very generous TWC grant.
Locations around Brownsville (Cities by Alphabet)
Adult Learning Center-Harlingen
1902 N Loop, Harlingen, TX 78550, Phone: 956 – 364 – 4590
For all Harlingen GED prep locations, <- go to this page
Rio Hondo High School
215 W Colorado Street | Rio Hondo | TX 78583 – Phone: 956 – 748 – 1200
START (South Texas Adult Resources and Training Center
743 N. Sam Houston Boulevard | San Benito | TX 78586 | Phone: 956 . 399 . 7818
If a GED facility is not included, or if we should adjust any details, please inform us here. Your support is appreciated!
The Online GED Test
Until recently, if you wanted to sit for the Texas GED test, you needed to show up in person at one of the state’s official high school equivalency (HSE) testing sites. There was just no online option available.
But that has now changed as we saw the launch of the GED Online Proctored testing options. If you want to learn more about online GED testing, check out ‘Introducing the online proctored GED exam.’
Brownsville Area GED Testing Centers
Texas Southmost College (TSC) Oliveira Student Services Building
80 Ft. Brown Street – Brownsville – Texas 78520 – Ph 956-295-3660
815 Arthur Street – Brownsville – Texas 78521 – Ph 956-548-2302
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV @St. Joseph’s Academy)
101 St. Joseph Drive – Suite 100 – Brownsville – Texas 78520 – Ph 956-882-7083
Texas State Technical College (Student Services Center, Room 101)
3303 Ash Street – Harlingen – Texas 78550 – Ph 956-364-4310
South Texas College GED Test Center
2603 Pecan Plaza – McAllen – Texas 78501 – Ph 956-872-3842
For all McAllen area GED test centers, <- check here
The GED is really important for your future. It is obvious that for many people planning to get their GED credentials, their main goal is to acquire a new and more comfortable job. For many of us counts that we often take choosing our future careers too lightly. But in reality, this is something that requires a lot of research before settling for the ultimate career choice.
Keep in mind, though, that the GED diploma is also your ticket to a great college education. People with a GED make some $9,700 more annually than people who don’t hold the credential. So what’s holding you back? A college degree will boost your income even more.
During our teenage age, we often have wide options to choose from, but as we advance in our grades and life, our choices shrink and shrink. Fortunately, the GED is giving each one of us a new opportunity and the green light to have a better career. The GED diploma will enable you to access yourself and identify what you really like.
Last Updated on November 6, 2023.