In this post, you find all GED® prep class sites and testing facilities in the Anaheim region.
California welcomed the computer-formatted GED exam for its HSE (high school equivalency) testing program.
On top of that, the state also embraced the TASC and the HiSET for this purpose.
GED testing must be done entirely on a computer whereas the HiSET and TASC are offered both on-computer and on-paper.
The GED exam comes with four separate tests in the academic fields of Literacy, Math, Science, and Social Studies.
You can take one GED test (module) at a time and you’ll have two years to deal with the remaining three tests. This only counts for the GED!
HiSET and TASC testing is done through five subtests as their Literacy sections include individual Language Reading and Language Writing tests.
There is NO online TASC, HiSET, or GED test. You must show up, in person, at an official California HSE testing site.
Anaheim HSE prep classes
Adult HS Completion Program
1855 S Sta Cruz Street – Anaheim – CA 92805 – Phone (714) 893 – 4317
Esperanza High School (Adult Transition Program)
1830 Kellogg Drive – Anaheim – CA 92807 – Phone (714)701 – 9562
American Career College *)
1200 N Magnolia Avenue – Anaheim – CA 92801 – Phone (714) 763 – 9066
School of Continuing Education-Anaheim
1830 W Romneya Drive – Anaheim – CA 92801 – Phone (714) 808 – 4582
Anaheim Adult School
830 S Dale Avenue – Anaheim – CA 92804 – Phone (714) 999 – 5616
Are maybe any adjustments required? Should we add a prep location? Please inform us via this contact page.
Locations around Anaheim (cities by alphabet)
ABC Adult Education HSE Program
12254 Cuesta Drive – Cerritos – CA 90703 – Phone (562) 229 – 7960
School of Continuing Education (Cypress College Lab)
9200 Valley View Street – Room CE – Cypress – CA 90630 – Phone (714) 484 – 7438
Adult School Downey
12340 Woodruff Avenue – Downey – CA 90241 – Phone (562) 940 – 6200
See all Downey area options here
School of Continuing Education (Wilshire Center)
315 E Wilshire Avenue – Fullerton – CA 92832 – Phone (714) 992 – 9918
California State University Fullerton HEP
800 N State College Blvd – Fullerton – CA 92831 – Phone (657) 278 – 2011 (please call for the number to sign up)
The HEP (High School Equivalency Program) is developed by the U.S. Department of Education to help seasonal agricultural and migrant workers earn a HSE diploma so they can improve their job options, go for higher education, or qualify for military service.
The program is offered now in Orange County for the first time, thanks to a $2.4 million grant that the school can use over the next five years. In the 2015 academic year, more than 5,000 migrant worker students receiver HSE education in the U.S. via the HEP program, and nearly 70 percent of these students earned an HSE diploma. Please call the school for the direct number to sign up for this great opportunity.
Lincoln Education Center
11262 Garden Grove Boulevard – Garden Grove – CA 92843 – Phone (714) 663 – 6291
Crystal Cathedral-Family Literacy Center
12141 Lewis Street – Garden Grove – CA 92840 – Phone (714) 971 – 4047
Chapman-Hettinga Education Ctr
11852 Knott Street – Garden Grove – CA 92841 – Phone (714) 663 – 6525
La Mirada Campus Adult School
15920 Barbata Road – La Mirada – CA 90638 – Phone (714) 670 – 9279
Biola University Adult Education Program
13800 Biola Ave – La Mirada – CA 90639 – Phone (562) 903 – 4742
Long Beach Adult School
3701 East Willow St – Long Beach – CA 90815 – Phone (562) 427 – 2253
Find all Long Beach HSE courses here: Long Beach GED Programs
LA City College
855 North Vermont Avenue – Los Angeles – CA 90029 – Phone (323) 953 – 4000
Take a look at all Los Angeles area GED courses here: GED Programs in the Los Angeles area
Santiago Canyon College (Orange Education Center) **)
1465 North Batavia Street – Orange – CA 92867 – Phone (714) 628 – 5942
Placentia-Yorba Linda Adult Education-Placentia
2137 N Kraemer Blvd – Placentia – CA 92870 – Phone (714) 779 – 6042
Rowland Adult & Community Education
2100 Lerona Ave – Rowland Heights – CA 91748 – Phone (626) 965 – 5975
Bridge Program North-West College
1840 East 17th St – Santa Ana – CA 92705 – Phone (714) 795 – 2800
All Santa Ana prep facilities can be found here: Santa Ana GED Courses
Placentia-Yorba Linda Adult Education-Yorba Linda
4175 Fairmont Boulevard – Yorba Linda – CA 92886 – Phone (714) 779 – 6042
In case you want a location listed, or if you have comments/adjustments, we welcome you to contact us here.
Anaheim area HSE testing centers
ABC Adult School
12254 Cuesta Dr – Cerritos – California 90703 – Phone: (562) 229 – 7960
California State University – Fullerton
800 N State Coll. Blvd – Fullerton – CA 92831 Phone (657) 278 – 2487
Rowland Adult Community Education
9100 East Killian Avenue – Rowland Heights – CA 91748 – Phone (626) 965 – 5975
Whittier Adult Education HSE Testing
9401 South Painter Street – Whittier – CA 90605 – Phone (562) 698 – 8121
The new GED
The GED exam is available only in a computer-based format. There are four separate tests (modules) that must be completed within two years. Registration is done online at GED.com and you must make an account at GED.com. This is where you schedule and pay for your tests. There’s also a lot of information available about the job market and schools of higher learning. See also this website’s free GED prep video classes if you want to get ready to take the GED, TASC, or HiSET exam fast.
GED passing score
If you want to learn all about the lowered GED passing score (it was brought back from 150 to 145 in early 2016), please visit this GED Passing Score News page. TASC and HiSET exams contain five tests as the literacy sections consist of two separate tests on writing and reading. These alternatives are scored differently. Successful test takers will receive the California High School Equivalency Certificate.
GED alternatives -TASC and HiSET
The High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) is provided by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) and is offered in computer-based and paper-based formats, just like the Test Assessment Secondary Completion (TASC), provided by CTB/McGraw-Hill. The GED exam includes four tests on the subjects Literacy, Math, Science and Social studies. The TASC and HiSET still have two separate tests (reading and writing) for the language section.
To pass the TASC test, students must attain at least a 500 score on each sub-test and two points for their essay (8 max). The HiSET exam can be passed if students reach a score of no less than 8 for each of the subject tests, a 2-point score for their essay, and 45 out of a possible hundred points overall!
Online GED (or TASC-HiSET) testing?
The simple answer is NO. Though everything about the new GED exam is “digitalized”, you still are required to report to a designated High School Equivalency Testing Site personally and please don’t forget to bring proper identification. Websites stating they can provide the GED exam online (or the diploma) are fraudulent, there just is NO online GED, TASC, or HiSET testing. Not all testing sites administer all three HSE test options so get well-informed!
*) American Career College
American Career College offers a great GED prep program free of charge to the members of the five communities where the school is located. The GED classes have helped thousands of students acquire their HSE diploma over the last twenty years. To support the school’s students succeed, American Career College is providing HSE preparation classes, practice tests, and HSE testing in an inviting and challenging environment.
The school will help you when you are convinced that you want to get your GED diploma. ACC offers these classes at no charge because it wants to give back to the communities by supporting students in their efforts to pass the High School Equivalency exam.
**) Santiago Canyon College
Santiago Canyon College’s continuing education division offers many free programs that encourage adult students to live up to their potential by developing the necessary skills to maximize their personal, career, and educational goals. The school’s Orange Education Center (OAC) offers adult programs in a day, evening, and weekend classes.
Applicants may sign up for these classes all through the year, and the classes are offered in an open entry/open exit format for the highest flexibility. The school’s GED classes are self-paced, and students can register for these classes year round when they are 18 years or older.
Applicants cannot hold a secondary education credential, and be partaking in another school program. Each applicant is assessed to the school can come up with an individualized study plan.
Obtaining the GED diploma shows employers and institutions of higher education that the holder has knowledge and skills at a level that compares to a high school graduate.