This article includes a full listing of GED prep locations and testing sites in the Harlingen region. Texas uses the computer-based GED test for its High School Equivalency testing program.
The GED program is for adult learners who quit high school before graduating and offers them the chance to earn an equivalent degree.
The exam measures knowledge and proficiency at the same level that’s expected of high school grads.
The General Education Development (GED®) exam has four subtests (separate modules) in
- Social Studies
- Language Arts
These modules may be written individually, one (or more) at a time, and in the order you prefer.
The assessment is administered exclusively on a computer and can be taken in English or Spanish.
In the past, online GED testing was never an option, but that has changed with the launch of an online GED exam option. Read more at the bottom of this page.
Harlingen GED Prep Sites
Texas State Technical College (Harlingen Adult Learning Ctr)
1902 North Loop – Harlingen – TX 78550 – Ph (956) 364-4590
Texas State Technical College-Harlingen also offers the HEP (High School Equivalency Program) to help migrant and seasonal workers earn a GED diploma.
The Literacy Center of Harlingen
101 E Monroe Ave | Harlingen | TX 78550 | Ph: (956) 428.8883
Migrant Out-of-School Youth (OSY) Program (Harlingen CISD)
310 N 13th St | Harlingen | TX 78550 | Ph: (956) 427.3525
Loaves and Fishes of the Rio Grande Valley
514 South E St | Harlingen | TX 78550 | Ph: (956) 423.1014/3051
Harlingen CISD (Keys Academy GED Program)
2809 N 7th St | Harlingen | TX 78550 | Ph: (956) 427.3220
1310 N Ed Carey Dr | Harlingen | TX 78550 | Ph: (956) 365-2987
601 E Harrison Ave | Harlingen | TX 78550 | Ph: (956) 621.3850 or (956) 423.9266
Gulf Coast Trades Center (Harlingen Outreach Center)
1102 S Commerce St | Harlingen | TX 78550 | Ph: (956) 412-0191
Qualifying GED testers can take the GED exam for free in Texas. Learn more here.
Locations around Harlingen (Cities by Alphabet)
TX Southmost College GED Instruction (@ITEC Center)
301 Mexico Blvd | Brownsville | TX 78520 | Ph: (956) 295-3760
Check out all Brownsville area GED classes here: Brownsville Area GED Prep Classes
Lyford CISD GED Classes
101 Simon Gomez Blvd | Lyford | TX 78569 | Ph: (956) 347.3906 (ext. 226)
McAllen Adult Education (Region One Education)
4305 North McColl Rd | McAllen | TX 78501 | Ph: (956) 984.6274
For all GED class locations in the McAllen area, <- check here
La Union Del Pueblo Entero (LUPE)
122 N FM 491 – Mercedes – TX 78570 – Ph (956) 565-2761
Rio Grande Valley Literacy Ctr GED Classes
1005 West Gore St | Pharr | TX 78577 | Ph: (956) 961.4299
Check here for all -> Pharr GED class locations
Workforce Solutions Raymondville Adult Education
700 FM 3168 | Raymondville | TX 78580 | Ph: (956) 689.3412
Rio Hondo High GED Classes
215 West Colorado St | Rio Hondo | TX 78583 | Ph: (956) 748-1200
South Texas Adult Resource & Training Center
743 N. Sam Houston Blvd | San Benito – TX 78586 | Ph: (956) 399-7818
San Benito Library GED Classes
101 West Rose St | San Benito | TX 78586 | Ph: (956) 361.3860
Dr. Enriqueta Ramos, together with some retired educators, offers GED help at no charge
La Union Del Pueblo Entero (LUPO)
893 South Sam Houston Blvd | Suite B | San Benito | TX 78586 | Ph: (956) 626.1718
Darrell B. Hester Juvenile Detention Center GED Program
2310 US 77 Business | San Benito | TX 78586 | Ph: (956) 399.3075
Not open to the public
Workforce Solutions Adult Education-Weslaco
2290 West Pike Blvd | Suite 100 | Weslaco |TX 78596 | Ph: 956 – 969-6100
See all Weslaco GED prep facilities <- here
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GED Online Test Introduced
It used to be that the GED exam could only be taken in person at an official Texas high school equivalency (HSE) test facility. Online HSE testing simply was not possible. But recently, we witnessed the launch of online proctored testing for the GED exam.
For more information on the recently introduced online proctored GED test, visit Introducing the online proctored GED test.
Harlingen Area GED Testing Sites
From Harlingen, Cities by Alphabet
Texas State Tech (Student Services Center, Room 101)
3303 Ash St | Harlingen | TX 78550 | Ph: 956.364.4310
Texas Southmost College GED Testing
80 Fort Brown St – Brownsville | TX 78520 | Ph: 956-295-3660
815 Arthur St | Brownsville | TX 78521 | Ph: 956-548-2302
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (at St. Joseph’s Academy)
101 St. Joseph Dr | Suite 100 | Brownsville | TX 78520 | Ph: 956-882-7083
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
1407 E Fr. Gonzalez Dr | Edinburg | TX 78539 | Ph: 956-665-7570
South Texas College
2603 Pecan Plaza | McAllen | TX 78501 | Ph: 956.872.3842
With the GED test, you can pay as you go, meaning you pay for each GED subject individually when you’re ready to take a subtest. The Texas fee is $36.25 per individual subtest, or $145 total when taken at a Texas test center. Online GED testing costs $42.25 per module, or $169 overall.
Registration is a simple process. You’ll have to create your account for MyGED at the website www.GED.com. Here, you’ll also get information on local policies, scheduling your tests, how to request accommodations, making payments, and so on.
Scheduling can be done 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Just log in and click on “Schedule Test.” When you’ve completed the questions, you can choose a testing location, your preferred language, which subject test you want to take, and the date and time you prefer. You have the option to schedule one test at a time.
You can take each subject test 3 times without any waiting time restrictions. After your third attempt, however, there’ll be a 60-day wait period before you can retest that subject again.
Last Updated on November 5, 2023.