Do I need to do anything before I complete my GED enrollment application with All Community Outreach?
Yes. Please create an account at GED.com as explained below:

  1. Go to https://ged.com/ and click on “Don’t have an account? Create one.”
  2. Enter all the requested information to create an account.
  3. Make sure you write down your login information and password from your GED.com account in order to complete your ACO’s GED enrollment application next.

What are the qualifications to enroll in the ACO’s GED prep classes? 

  1. Must be a Collin County resident, unless the individual is homeless.
  2. Do not have a high school diploma or GED.
  3. Must not be enrolled in any high school, including: public, private, charter or online school.
  4. If 17 years old or younger must have approval from The Texas Education Agency (TEA) to enroll in a GED program. *If you need help accessing information from TEA, please call us, and we will help you.

What are the required documents to enroll in the GED prep classes? 

  1. Bring one of the following valid ID listed below:
    1. Driver’s License or
    2. State ID or
    3. School ID or
    4. Homeless Shelter ID or
    5. Household bill in your name
  2. Proof of income, one of the listed below:
    a. Check stubs or stub from the last 30 days
    b. SNAP benefit letter
    c.  Social Security award letter
  3. Proof of residency:
    1. Lease/Mortgage statemen
    2. If homeless, please provide a letter from the shelter, family member or friend whom you are currently living.Optional* Social Security Card or knowledge of social security number (Social Security numbers are NOT required to obtain your GED or attend ACO GED Prep class.)

How do I ENROLL into ACO’s GED class?


Thank you for choosing ACO’s GED program! You are making one of the BIGGEST & BEST choices in your LIFE!

To get started, please complete the online form and contact ACO’s main office at (972) 727-9131 to schedule an appointment to complete your GED enrollment! Our business hours are Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 12:30pm  and 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm. We are so excited for your future success! We look forward to assisting you!


GED Score Requirements

The 2014 GED Test Series scores range from 100 to 200. To earn a State of Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency, you must achieve a minimum of 145* on each of the four exams. Scores of 165 through 174 earn a College Ready designation on the certificate.  Scores of 175-200 will be marked as College Ready + Credit, which may earn credit at participating colleges. Scores are typically available the same day you tested by logging into www.ged.com.  Certificates are issued approximately five business days after you pass your fourth exam.  TEA will email your initial certificate in a PDF file to the email address used to register for the exams.

You cannot combine scores from previous test series with the current series scores.  Incomplete scores from tests taken prior to January 1, 2014, are no longer valid.

For more information on current and previous test scores, please visit Test Score Requirements and Retesting Policy.

Changes to Minimum Passing Scores

Effective January 26, 2016, the minimum passing score for high school equivalency has changed from 150 to 145 on all GED subject area tests. As a result, tests taken since January 1, 2014 in the score range from 145 to149 are now passing. By early February, the state will award and email high school equivalency credentials to those who have now passed all four tests.

For Frequently Asked Questions and technical information, please visit www.GEDtestingservice.com/score-changes.


  1. How much do the new exams cost?

The four content areas cost $33.75 each, for a total of $135. Payment is mandatory to schedule an exam.  You can register and pay for one exam at a time. If you fail an exam, you can retake the exam two times for $13.75 within twelve months of the original failed attempt.  After the first three attempts, you have to wait an additional 60 days between retakes.

  1. How do I find the nearest testing center to me?
    You no longer need to contact the testing center directly.  When you log into www.ged.com to schedule the test, the registration system tells you the testing centers in your area and the test times available.
  2. 3. What language options does the new test have? 
    The 2014 series exams are available in English and Spanish.
  3. Can I take the exams in more than one language in Texas?
    Yes. Beginning with the 2014 series, you will be able to choose the language for each individual exam.  As long as the minimum passing score is met for each content area, a combination of languages can qualify for a credential.  The new certificate will note in which language each content area was taken.
  4. 5. When will I receive my scores?
    Currently, most scores are available within a few hours of testing.  Log back in to ged.com and click on My Scores in the blue bar at the top or Get your Scores on your Scores tile.
  5. How will I receive my initial Certificate of High School Equivalency with scores?
    Typically within five days of passing your 2014 series exams, the Texas Education Agency issues your State of Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency. TEA emails a PDF file of your certificate to the email address used to register for the exams. TEA no longer mails certificates through the US Postal Service.  
  6. How do I get my current scores to finish testing? 
    If you began testing after January 1, 2014, you established a login (your email address) and password as part of the registration process.  To review your scores, go to www.ged.com.  If you have forgotten your password, click on Forgot Password to receive an email with a new temporary password.
  7. Can I take the high school equivalency exams on paper?
    Beginning January 1, 2014, you must take the high school equivalency exams on computer at official testing centers.  Paper-based testing is no longer available.
  8. Can I take the high school equivalency exams online?
    No.  All exams are taken at computer-based testing centers.  To register, go to www.ged.com.
  9. Will my 2002 series scores remain valid for the new 2014 test series?
    No. You cannot combine scores from different test series. All incomplete 2002 GED test series scores expired on December 31, 2013. If you did not complete your testing, you need to complete and pass all four exams in the 2014 test series.
  10. Are accommodations available for the new exams?
    Yes. Modified testing conditions are available.  When the test-taker is registering atwww.ged.com, answer yes when asked “Do you need to request accommodated testing conditions for a documented disability?” and you will receive further instructions via email.  For detailed information on accommodations, please go to GED Testing Service Accommodations.
  11. Can I buy a voucher to pay for the GED exams?
    For voucher purchase information, please visit Pearson Vouchers.  This GED Testing Voucher FAQ provides additional information.
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