The University of Texas-Pan American
September 25, 2016

Eligibility Criteria

  • Age Requirement
    • Be 18 years of age or older (please note that there is no upper age limit)
    • Be 17 years of age with parental permission
    • Be 16 years of age with court order and parental pemission
  • Entrance Assessment
    • Score at an eighth grade-level or above on the Tests of Adult Basic Education (TABE) survey, consisting of Reading, Language, and Mathematics
    • Provide verification of having acceptable GED scores
  • An official government issued photo ID
    • Acceptable photo ID: State or national identification, driver's license, learner's permit, passport, or other form of government issued ID (national or foreign)
    • Alternative forms of identification may be used to enter the program but an official ID as outlined above must be provided in order to schedule and take the official GED exams
  • Provide verification of having in the past 24 months:
    • Worked for a minimum of 75 days conducting eligible agricultural work (applicant may qualify under work performed by self or by that of an eligible family member living in the home and contributing to the household income); or
    • Been eligible to participate or have participated in the Title I-C Migrant Education Program in school; or
    • Been eligible to participate or have participated in a Workforce Investment Act Section 167 (WIA 167) program

Other Considerations


Although not eligibility criteria to enter the program, applicants should take into consideration the following issues...

  • They should demonstrate a willingness to study in preparation for passing the GED exam
  • They should be able to commit to regularly attending and participating in class
  • They should be proficient enough in the English language to perform productively
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