GED Classes McAllen, Texas

This page includes a full listing of GED prep classes and testing sites in the McAllen region. Texas is using the GED test for the state’s High School Equivalency testing program.

The GED exam can be taken in an online proctored format or at an official Texas testing facility.


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The exam gives adults who never finished high school another shot at securing an equivalent degree.

The GED® test measures basic knowledge at a level comparable to that of graduating high school seniors.

The computer-based GED has four subtests that measure knowledge in the following subjects:

  • Math
  • Social Studies
  • Science
  • English Language Arts

These modules may be written individually. There’s no need to take the entire GED battery at once.

Until recently, there was no online GED testing possibility. Testing needed to be done at one of Texas’ official testing sites.

This, however, has now changed with the launch of an online GED testing option. For more information, check the bottom of this page.

For more information on the Texas GED exam, such as the scoring system, qualification requirements, or testing costs, go to our page “The Texas GED Exam.”

McAllen GED Prep Facilities

South Texas College (STC) Pecan Campus
3201 Pecan Boulevard, McAllen, TX 78501, Ph: 956 – 872-3585

South Texas College Pecan Plaza
2603 Pecan Plaza, McAllen, TX 78501, Ph: 956 – 872-3841
STC additionally offers a Continuing Education program that will simultaneously allow students to earn a GED and get certified in high-demand fields such as welding, EKG, phlebotomy, and more. Participants must have government-issued IDs, have been Texas residents for at least 1 year, and attain sufficient scores on a placement test.

South Texas College HEP Program (for migrant workers)
3201 Pecan Boulevard, McAllen, TX 78501, Ph: 956 – 872-3861
STC additionally offers the High School Equivalency Program (HEP) to help migrant and/or seasonal workers earn a GED. For more information, call 956-872-3861.

GED Requirements in Texas

McAllen Adult Learning Ctr
1800 S Main St, Suite 1100, McAllen, TX 78501, Ph: 956 – 984-6274

Region One Education Center (McAllen Adult Learning Center)
4305 N McColl Rd, McAllen, TX 78501, Ph: 956 – 984-6274
Region One offers free HSE (high school equivalency) classes in Hidalgo, Willacy, and Starr counties for anyone 18 and over. You may also call Region One at 956 – 984-6000

Sylvan North McAllen
901 Dove Avenue, McAllen, TX 78504, Ph: 956 – 467-1623

Workforce Solutions (McAllen Corporate Office)
3101 W Business 83, McAllen, TX 78501, Ph: 956 – 928-5000

In Texas, thanks to a TWC grant, GED test-takers can take the exam at no cost at all! Learn more about this fantastic opportunity to earn a GED for free in Texas <- here.

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Locations around McAllen (Cities by Alphabet)

Alamo Bowie Parent/Community Education Center
811 E Bowie St, Alamo, TX 78516, Ph: 956 – 354-2162

Marcia R. Garza Parent/Community Education Center
810 E El Gato Rd, Alamo, TX 78516, Ph: 956 – 354-2216

LUPE (La Union Del Pueblo Entero)
220 W Dawes Ave (Ste B), Alton, TX 78573, Ph: 956 – 584-3636

Region One Education Service Ctr
1900 W Schunior, Edinburg, TX 78541, Ph: 956 – 984-6270

Edinburg Career Center
2719 West University Dr, Edinburg, TX  78539, Ph: 956 – 380-0008

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (High School Equivalency Program)
300 N Sugar Rd, Edinburg, TX 78541, Ph: 956 – 665-2521
University Center 305 – Emilia Schunior Hall 2.207. The HEP (High School Equivalency Program) helps migrant and agricultural workers and their direct dependents earn a GED diploma.

Hidalgo County Community Service Agency (CSA)
2524 N Closner Blvd, Edinburg, TX 78541, Ph: 956 – 383 – 6249
For advice and referral only

Dustin Michael Sekula Memorial Library
1906 S Closner Blvd, Edinburg, TX 78539, Ph: 956 – 383-6246

Harlingen Adult Learning Ctr (Texas State)
1902 North Loop, Harlingen, TX 78550, Ph: 956 – 364-4590
All Harlingen area GED prep sites <- are listed here

Laredo College-Fort McIntosh Campus
West End Washington St, Laredo, Texas 78040, Ph: 956.721.5436
Check here for all -> Laredo area GED classes

LUPE (La Union Del Pueblo Entero)
122 N FM 491 (Box P/5), Mercedes, TX 78570, Ph: 956 – 565-2761

Workforce Solutions Mission
901 Travis St, Suite 7, Mission, TX 78572, Ph: 956 – 519-4300

LUPE (La Union Del Pueblo Entero)
1701 W Las Milpas Rd, Pharr, TX 78577, Ph: 956 – 787-5557

Rio Grande Valley Literacy Center
1005 W Gore St, Pharr, TX 78577, Ph: 956 – 961-4299

Pharr Napper Parent/Community Education Center
903 N Flag St, Pharr, TX 78577, Ph: 956 – 354-2159

Graciela Garcia Parent/Community Education Center
1002 W Juan Balli Rd, Pharr, TX 78577, Ph: 956 – 354-2166

Cesar Chavez Parent/Community Education Center
401 E Thomas Rd, Pharr, TX 78577, Ph: 956 – 354-2158

Carnahan Parent/Community Education Center
317 W Gore St, Pharr, TX 78577, Ph: 956 – 354-2216

Ramirez Parent/Community Education Center
1920 N Hibiscus St, Pharr, TX 78577, Ph: 956 – 354-2213

South Texas College Starr County Campus
142 FM 3167, Rio Grande City, TX 78582, Ph: 956 – 716-4743

Starr County Adult Learning Center
1 S Fort Ringgold St, Rio Grande City, TX 78582, Ph: 956 – 984-6276

La Union del Pueblo Entero (LUPE) Rio Grande City
104 E Main St, Suite B, Rio Grande City, TX 78582, Ph: 956 – 352-6248

Workforce Solutions (Rio Grande City Office)
5408 Brand St (Ste 1), Rio Grande City, TX 78582, Ph: 956 – 487-9100
For referral and advice only

South Texas College (Mid-Valley Campus)
400 N Border, F 129, Weslaco, TX 78596, Ph: 956 – 872-3585
For more information about STC’s HEP program for migrant workers and their family members, call 956 – 872-3861

LUPE (La Union Del Pueblo Entero)
Cesar Chavez Road and Business 83, San Juan, TX 78589, Ph: 956 – 787-2233

San Juan Parent/Community Education Center
715 S Standard Ave, San Juan, TX 78589, Ph: 956 – 354-2161

North San Juan Parent/Community Education Center (Lopezville)
901 Church St, San Juan, TX 78589, Ph: 956 – 354-2216

Workforce Solutions Weslaco Adult Education
2290 W Pike Blvd, Suite 100, Weslaco, TX 78596, Ph: 956 – 969-6100

Introducing the Online Proctored GED Test

In the past, the GED exam had to be taken in person at one of Texas’ state-designated HSE (high school equivalency) testing facilities. There was just no online GED testing option. But now, this has come to an end as we saw the launch of an online proctored GED testing option.

For more information about the new online proctored GED test, visit ‘The online proctored GED test.

Texas GED online prep

McAllen Area GED Testing Centers

South Texas College
2603 Pecan Plaza, McAllen, TX 78501, Ph 956-872-3842

Texas Southmost College (Oliveira Student Services Bldg)
80 Fort Brown Street, Brownsville, TX 78520, Ph 956-295-3660
All Brownsville GED testing sites <- can be found here

The University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley Campus
1407 East Freddy Gonzalez Drive, Suite 1.102, Edinburg, TX 78539, Ph 956-665-7583

Texas State Technical College (Student Services Ctr, Room 312)
1902 N Loop 499, Harlingen, TX 78550, Ph 956-364-4310

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Last Updated on December 14, 2023.