GED in California

California uses multiple options for high school equivalency (HSE) testing, the GED®, HiSET®, and TASC exams. HSE testing is for persons who couldn’t complete high school and offers them the opportunity to earn an equivalent degree.

All three tests measure knowledge at a level similar to that of graduating high school seniors.

The GED is fully computerized and a paper version is not available.

The TASC and HiSET exams are delivered in both computer-based and paper versions.

There is NO possibility of online testing. Each exam, GED, HiSET, and TASC, requires that applicants come to an official California testing facility and take the test in-person. All subtests may be taken individually.

Your diploma makes you eligible for job advancement or a well-paying job and you will also qualify for the military and for a great college education.

This page informs you about all GED, HiSET, and TASC resources that will prepare you to take the exam successfully.

California GED Testing Requirements

The minimum age in California is 16 but when you are 16 or 17, you must meet special requirements, so see your nearest testing site.

There is a California residency requirement. You won’t receive your diploma before your 18th birthday and if you request, you’ll receive a letter stating that your diploma is withheld until that date.

You must not be graduated from high school and not be registered for another education program.

Your GED diploma gives you the right to apply for college-level academic courses in all states.

You only can go for the GED, TASC, or HiSET test if you have no high school diploma or similar, and are not presently signed up for a school program.

California GED Prep Classes

Remember that you can always get your GED certificate that has the same value as a High School diploma. Completing the GED exam not only will increase your income potential, but it is also your access ticket to institutions of higher education as well.

You can get all set by studying online or you can choose to attend a traditional GED, TASC or HiSET Prep class near you. Click on your city or a city near you to see all the available prep locations.

Today there is no doubt that obtaining a High School diploma or a high school equivalency diploma is not only helpful but required for most employment possibilities.

If you drop out of high school and don’t earn your HSE credential, your salary will be almost 50% lower than a graduate student’s income on average! If you drop out of school and don’t take any actions, your chances for a quality life are considerably lower.

California GED Testing Centers

Alameda
Alameda Adult Education (HiSET) – 2201 Encinal Ave, Alameda, CA 94501, 510-522-3858
Alturas
Modoc Co. Office of Education – 112 E 2nd St, Alturas, CA 96101, 530-233-3111
Anaheim
American Career College-Orange Co (HiSET) – 1200 N Magnolia Ave, Anaheim, CA 92801, 562-595-8893 x 235
Antioch
Prospects High – 820 West 2nd St, Antioch, CA 94509, 925-779-7490
Apple Valley
Apple Valley Adult Ed. (HiSET) – 13063 Pawnee Rd, Apple Valley, CA 92308, 760-240-4252
Arcata
GED in CaliforniaHumboldt State University GED – 1 Harpst St, Arcata, CA 95521, 707.826.3611
Atascadero
DMH, Atascadero Street Hospital – Aztec Ad. Education
10333 El Camino Real, Atascadero, CA 93423, 805.468.2425
Atwater
Merced Adult School-Atwater, 2120 Spacecraft Dr, Atwater, CA 95301, 209-385-6584
Auburn
Placer Union HS District, 13055 Bill Francis Dr, Auburn, CA 95603, 530-885-8585
Bakersfield
Bakersfield Ad. School GED – 501 South Mt. Vernon Ave – Bakersfield – CA 93307, 661.835.1855
Beale Library GED Testing Lab – 701 Truxtun Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93301, 661.868.0701
Bakersfield College GED – 1801 Panorama Dr – Bakersfield, CA 93305, 661.395.4469
Baldwin Park
Baldwin Park Adult Ed. (HiSET) – 4640 N Maine Ave -Baldwin Park, CA 91706, 626-856-4115
Banning
Desert Edge High School, 1626 Hargrave Street, Banning, CA 92220, 909-922-7361
Barstow
Barstow Adult School, 720 E Main St, Barstow, CA 92311, 760.255.6131
High Desert New Beginnings, 1041 W Main St, Barstow, CA 92311, 760.949.2513
Beaumont
Beaumont Adult School, 1575 Cherry Avenue, Beaumont, California 92223, 951.845.6012
Berkeley
Berkeley Ad. School, 1701 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, California 94702, 510-644-6130
Bishop
Eastern Sierra College – 4090 W Line St – Bishop – California 93514, 760.872.5301
Bloomington
Colton Joint Unified Adult School – 18829 Orange St, Bloomington, CA 92316, 909-793-3115
Blythe
Palo Verde College, One College Drive, Blythe, CA 92225, 760-921-5460
Brawley
Brawley Adult Ed. Center, 104 Magnolia St, Brawley, CA 92227, 760.312.5100
Brentwood
Liberty Adult Education – 929 2nd St – Brentwood – CA 94513, 925.634.2565
Burbank
Burbank Ad. School – 3811 Allan Avenue – Burbank – California 91505, 818.729.5950
Castro Valley
Castro Valley Ad. & Career Ed – 4430 Alma Ave – Castro Valley – CA 94546, 510.886.1000
Ceres
Hanline Adult Education – 4231 Central Ave – Ceres – CA 95307, 209.556.1557
Project YES (HiSET) – 4295 Central Ave – Ceres – CA 95307, 209.556.1558
Cerritos
ABC Ad. School – 12254 East Cuesta Dr – Cerritos – CA 90701, 562.229.7960
Chino
Chino Valley Ad. School – 12970 Third St – Chino – California 91710, 909-627-9613
Chula Vista
Chula Vista Ad. School – 1034 4th Ave – Chula Vista – CA 91911, 619.691.5622
Citrus Heights
Sunrise Tech Center –  7322 Sunrise Blvd – Citrus Heights – CA 95610, 916.971.7654
Clovis
Clovis Adult School – 1452 David E. Cook Way – Clovis – California 93611, 559.327.2800
Coachella
Valley Ad. School –  1099 Orchard St – Coachella – CA 92236, 760.398.6302
Compton
Compton Adult School – 1104 East 148th St – Compton – CA 90220, 310.898.6470
Concord
Mount Diablo Adult Education, 1266 S. Carlos Avenue, Concord, CA 94518, 925-685-7340
Corona
Corona/Norco Adult School, 300 Buena Vista Avenue, Corona, CA 92882, 951-736-3325
El Prado Adult School (HiSET), 16756 Chino-Corona Road, Corona, CA 92880, 909-597-1771 x 7005
Covina
Tri-Community Adult Education, 160 N Barranca Ave, Covina, CA 91723, 626-974-4200
Crescent City
College Of The Redwoods/Del Norte (HiSET), 883 W Washington Blvd, Crescent City, CA 95531, 707-476-4520
Educational Resource Ctr (HiSET), 400 W Harding Ave, Crescent City, CA 95531, 707-464-0750
Culver City
West LA College, 9000 Overland Ave, Culver City, CA 90230, 310.287.4200
Daly City
Jefferson Adult School, 699 Serramonte Blvd – Daly City – California 94015, 650.550.7891
Delano
Delano Ad. School –  1811 Princeton St – Delano – CA 93215, 661.725.4173
Downey
Downey Ad. School – 12340 Woodruff Avenue, Downey, California 90241, 562.940.6200/6231
El Cajon
Foothills Adult Education Center, 1550 Melody Lane, El Cajon, CA 92019, 619-401-4122
El Centro
Central Union Adult School, 2345 S Second St, El Centro, CA 92243, 760-312-7050
CalRegional Ed. Ctr (HiSET), 1151 S Fourth St, El Centro, CA 92243, 760-336-4545
El Monte
El Monte Adult School, 10807 Ramona Boulevard, El Monte, CA 91731, 626-258-5800
Escondido
Escondido Ad.  School – 220 W Crest Street, Escondido, CA 92025, 760.739.7300
Eureka
College of the Redwoods, 525 D St, Eureka, CA 95501, 707.476.4500
The Job Market (HiSET), 409 K St, Eureka, CA 95501, 707.476.4520
Fairfield
Fairfield/Suisun Ad. School – 900 Travis Blvd – Fairfield – California 94533, 707.421.4155
Fontana
Adult Evening High School, 10755 Oleander Ave – Fontana – California 92337, 909.357.5490
Fort Bragg
Mendocino College (HiSET), 1211 Del Mar Dr – Fort Bragg – California 95437, 707-468-3000 ext. 6662
Fortuna
Gene Lucas Ctr-HiSET Testing – 3000 Newburg Rd, Fortuna, California 95540, 707-476-4520
California Conservation Corps-HiSET Testing – 1500 Alamar Way, Fortuna, California 95540, 707-476-4520
Fremont
Fremont Ad. School – 4700 Calaveras Avenue, Fremont, California 94538, 510.793.6465
Fresno
Fresno Central USD, 2698 N Brawley Ave, Fresno, California 93722, 559.276.5230
Gardena
George Kiriyama School (HiSET), 18120 S Normandie Ave, Gardena, CA 90248, 213.765.2573
Glendale
Adult Community Training Center, 1122 E Garfield, Glendale, CA 91205, 818-243-3184
Gonzales
Gonzales Adult Education (HiSET), 401 4th St, Gonzales, CA 93926, 831-675-1081 x 2661
Granada Hills
Rinaldi Adult Education (HiSET) – 17540 Rinaldi St (Ste 6), Granada Hills, California 91344, 818.832.8063
Grass Valley
Nevada Joint Union HS District, 11645 Ridge Road, Grass Valley, CA 95945, 530-273-3351 ext. 217
Greenfield
Gonzales Adult School-HiSET, 239 El Camino Real, Greenfield, CA 93927,  Ph: 831-675-1081
Hanford
Hanford Adult School – 905 N Campus Dr – Hanford – CA 93230, 559.583.5905
Crossroads Charter Academy – 418 W 8th St – Hanford – CA 93230, 559.583.5060
Happy Camp
Community Computer Center – 25 Fourth Ave, Happy Camp, CA 96039, 530.493.1485
Hawthorne
Hawthorne HiSET Testing – 12500 Ramona Ave, Hawthorne, CA 90250, 310-355-0001
Hayward
Hayward Adult School, 22100 Princeton Street, Hayward, CA 94541, 510-783-4001
Healdsburg
Healdsburg Community Ctr (HiSET), 1557 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg, CA 95448, 707.527.4978
Hemet
Hemet Adult School – 831 East Devonshire Avenue – Hemet – California 92543, 951.765.5190
Hesperia
Hesperia Adult School, 16527 Lemon Street, Hesperia, CA 92345, 760-244-1771
Mirus Secondary School (HiSET), 14135 Main St, Suite 201, Hesperia, CA 92345, 760.947.7100
Hollywood
Hollywood Alternative Ed. (HiSET), 5936 Santa Monica Blvd – Hollywood – CA 90038, 213.765.2573
Huntington Beach
Huntington Beach Adult School, 16666 Tunstall Ln, Huntington Beach, CA 92647, 714-847-2873
Imperial
Valley College, 380 E Aten Road, Imperial, CA 92251, 760-355-6216
Indio
Don F Kenny RLC (HiSET), 47-336 Oasis St, Indio, CA 92201, 951-922-7376
Inglewood
New Opportunities Charter School (HiSET), 110 S LaBrea Ave, Inglewood, CA 90301, 310.946.0399
Joshua Tree
Copper Mountain College, 6162 Rotary Way, Joshua Tree, California 92252, 760-366-3791
Kentfield
College of Marin Testing Office, Student Services Bldg, Rm 238, Kentfield, CA 94904, 415-485-9469
Kerman
Unified Alternative Education Center, 15405 Sunset Street, Kerman, CA 93630, 559-842-3504
Klamath
Yurok Tribe (HiSET Test), 190 Klamath Blvd, Klamath, CA 95548, 707-476-4520
La Puente
Hacienda La Puente Adult Ed (HiSET), 14101 E Nelson Ave, La Puente, CA 91746, 626-934-2801
Lake Balboa
Van Nuys Altern. Education (HiSET), 15810 Saticoy St, Lake Balboa – CA 91406, 213.765.2573
Lake Elsinore
Valley Adult School – 520 Chaney Ave – Lake Elsinore – California 92530 – 951.253.7093
Los Pinos High School – 39251 Ortega Hwy – Lake Elsinore – California 92530 – 951.678.2511
Lakeport
Lakeport Mendocino College HiSET – 1005 Parallel Dr – Lakeport – CA 95453 – 707.467.1032
Lancaster
Antelope Valley Ad.  School (GED-HiSET) – 45110 Third Street East – Lancaster – CA 93535, 661.942.3042
Lancaster HiSET Testing – 1424 W Ave I – Lancaster – CA 93534 – 661.268.6502
Larkspur
Tamalpais Adult School – 375 Doherty Dr – Larkspur – CA 94939 – 415.945.3780
Livermore
Livermore Adult Ed, 1401 Almond Ave – Livermore, CA 94550, 925-606-4722
Lodi
Lodi Adult School – 542 East Pine St – Lodi – CA 95240, 209.331.7605
Loleta
Bear River Band of Rohnerville Rancheria (HiSET), 266 Keisner Rd, Loleta, CA 95551, 707-476-4520
Lompoc
Lompoc Adult School, 515 W College Avenue, Lompoc, CA 93436, 805-742-3100
Long Beach
School for Adults (HiSET) – 3701 E. Willow St, Long Beach, CA 90815, 562-595-8893 x 221/235
American Career College (HiSET) – 236 E 3rd St, Long Beach, CA 90802, 562-595-8893 ext. 235
California State University (HiSET) – 1250 Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90840, 562-985-4007
Los Angeles (By ZIP)
Fremont Community Adult School (HiSET), 7676 S San Pedro St – Los Angeles – CA 90003, 213.765.2573
Fremont Alternative Education (HiSET), 502 E 65th St – Los Angeles – CA 90003, 213.765.2573
Crenshaw Alternative Education (HiSET), 3741 Stocker St – Los Angeles – CA 90008, 213.765.2573
Jefferson Alternative Education (A Place Called Home-HiSET), 2830 S Central Ave – Los Angeles – CA 90011, 213.765.2573
Jefferson Community Adult School (HiSET), 1319 E 41st St – Los Angeles – CA 90011, 213-765-2573
Los Angeles Trade College, 400 W Washington Blvd – Los Angeles – CA 90015, 213.763-5576
Los Angeles USD (HiSET), 1646 S Olive St – Los Angeles – CA 90015, 213.765.2573
Los Angeles Technology Ctr (HiSET), 3721 W Washington Blvd – Los Angeles – CA 90018, 213.765.2573
Los Angeles Adult School (HiSET), 4650 W Olympic Blvd – Los Angeles – CA 90019, 213.765.2573
Eastside Aducation Center (HiSET) – 4355 Michigan Ave – Los Angeles – CA 90022, 213.765.2573
Los Angeles City Coll – 855 N Vermont Ave – Los Angeles – CA 90029, 323.953.4000
E. Los Angeles Service Ctr (HiSET) – 3921 Selig Pl – Los Angeles – CA 90031 – 213.765.2573
Wilson Community Adult School (HiSET) – 4500 Multnomah St – Los Angeles – CA 90032, 213.765.2573
East Los Angles Occupational Ctr HiSET, 2100 Marengo St – Los Angeles – CA 90033, 323.223.1283
Roosevelt Community Adult School (HiSET), 465 S Mathews St – Los Angeles – CA 90033, 213.765.2573
E. Los Angles Occupational Ctr (HiSET), 2100 Marengo St – Los Angeles – CA 90033, 323.223.1283
Manual Arts Adult School (HiSET), 4131 S Vermont Ave – Los Angeles – CA 90037, 213.765.2573
Franklin Adult School (HiSET), 820 North Ave 54 – Los Angeles – CA 90042, 213.765.2573
Crenshaw Campus (HiSET), 5010 11th Ave – Los Angeles – CA 90043, 213.765.2573
Emerson Adult Learning Ctr (HiSET), 8810 S Emerson Ave – Los Angeles – CA 90045, 213.765.2573
Los Angeles Southwest College, 1600 W Imperial Hwy – Los Angeles – CA 90047, 323.242.5583
Los Angeles Southwest Coll, 1600 W Imperial Hwy – Los Angeles – CA 90047, 323.242.5583
Maxine Waters EPC HiSET, 10925 S Central Ave – Los Angeles – CA 90059, 323.357.7700
Venice Community Adult School (HiSET), 13000 W Venice Blvd – Los Angeles – CA 90066, 213.765.2573
Lynwood
Lynwood Community Adult School, 11277 Atlantic Ave, Lynwood, CA 90262, 310.604-3096 (HiSET ), 310.603.1485 (GED)
Madera
Madera Adult School, 26355 Avenue 13, Madera, CA 93637, 559-675-4425
Malibu
Malibu USD Adult Education Center, 2510 Lincoln Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90405, 310-664-6222
Manteca
Manteca Ad.School (HiSET), 2271 W Louise Ave, Manteca, California 95337, 209-858-7330
Martinez
Martinez Ad. School – 600 F Street, Martinez, California 94553, 925-335-5890
Marysville
Yuba Co. Career Preparation Charter – 1104 E St, Marysville, California 95901, 530-749-4000
McClellan
Twin Rivers Adult School – 5703 Skvarla Ave – McClellan – CA 95652, 916-566-2785
McFarland
Golden State MCCF (HiSET) – 611 Frontage Rd – McFarland – CA 93250, 661.792.2731
Menlo Park
Sequoia Adult School – 3247 Middlefield Rd – Menlo Park – CA 94025, 650.306.8866
Merced
Merced Ad. School – 50 East 20th St – Merced – CA 95344, 209.325.2838
Milpitas
HiSET Testing Center, 1331 E Calaveras Blvd, Building J, Milpitas, CA 95035, 408-635-2692
Mission Hills
North Valley Occupational Center (HiSET), 11450 N Sharp Ave – Mission Hills – CA 91345, 818.345.9645
Modesto
Stanislaus County Office of Education, 2209 Blue Gum, Modesto, CA 95358, 209.558.8646
Petersen Educational Pathways, 715 13th St, Modesto, CA 95354, 209.238.6506
Monrovia
Monrovia Adult School – 920 S Mountain Ave – Monrovia – CA 91016, 626.471.3035
Montebello
Montebello Adult School (HiSET), 149 N 21st St, Montebello – CA 90640, 323-887-7955
Moreno Valley
Moreno Valley Adult School, 13350 Indian St – Moreno Valley – CA 92553, 951-571-4790
Morgan Hill
Morgan Hill Adult School, 17940 Monterey Road, Morgan Hill, CA 95037, 408-201-6520
Mountain View
Los Altos Adult School – 333 Moffett Blvd – Mountain View – CA 94043, 650.940.1333
Monterey
Monterey Peninsula USD – 700 Pacific St – Monterey – California 93940, 831.392.3517
Murrieta
Murrieta Valley Adult School – 24150 Hayes Avenue – Murrieta –  California 92562, 951.696.3805
David L Long Regional Learning Ctr – 41350 Guava Street – Murrieta – California 92562, 951.249.8700
Napa
Napa Valley Coll. – 2277 Napa-Vallejo Hwy – Napa – California 94558, 707-256-7434
Napa Valley Adult Ed. – 1600 Lincoln Ave – Napa – California 94558, 707-253-3594
McPherson Elementary (HiSET) – 2670 Yajome St – Napa – California 94558, 707-527-4978
Norco
Corona/Norco Adult School, 300 Buena Vista Avenue, Corona, CA 92882, 951-736-3325
North Hollywood
North Hollywood Ad. School (HiSET) – 5231 Colfax Ave, North Hollywood, CA 91601, 213.765.2573
Norwalk 
Norwalk-La Mirada Ad. School, 15711 Pioneer Blvd, Norwalk, CA 90650, 562-868-9858 (GED), (562) 210-3990 (HiSET)
Novato
Novato Adult School (Marin Oaks High), 720 Diablo Ave, Novato, CA 94947, 415-897-4288
Oakhurst
Yosemite USD (HiSET), 50200 Rd 427, Oakhurst, CA 93644, 559.683.8801 ext. 366
Oakland
Oakland Adult Education, 2607 Myrtle St (Rm 122), Oakland – CA 94607, 510-273-2310
Oceanside
MiraCosta College, 1831 Mission Ave, Oceanside, CA 92058, 760-795-6685 (760)
Ontario
Chaffey Adult School, 1802 East 7th St, Ontario, CA 91764, 909.391.5365
Orland
Glenn Co. Adult Education GED, 129 E Walker St, Orland, CA 95963, 530.934.6320
Oroville
Oroville Adult Education (HiSET), 2750 Mitchell Ave, Oroville, California 95966, 530-538-5350
Butte College, 3536 Butte Campus Dr, Oroville, California 95965, 530-879-4318
Oxnard
Oxnard Ad. School – 1101 West Second St – Oxnard – CA 93030, 805.385.2578
Pacific Grove
Pacific Grove Ad. School – 1025 Lighthouse Ave – Pacific Grove – CA 93950, 831-646-6580
Palm Desert
College Of The Desert (Westfield Mall), 72-840 Hwy 111, Ste C-101, Palm Desert, CA 92260, 760-636-7941
Mirus Secondary School (HiSET), 72840 Highway 111, Ste 156, Palm Dessert, CA 92260, 760-947-7100
Palo Verde
Palo Verde College – 145 N Spring St – Palo Verde – CA 92225, 760.921.3804
Paramount
Paramount Adult Education, 14507 Paramount Blvd, Paramount, CA 90723, 562-602-8080
Pasadena
CIS Academy, 351 S Hudson Ave, Pasadena, CA 91109, 626-396-5620
Paso Robles
Cuesta College – 2800 Buena Vista Dr, Bldg N1100, Office N1109, Paso Robles, CA 93446, 805-591-6273
Petaluma
Santa Rosa Junior Coll. – 680 Sonoma Mtn. Pkwy, Petaluma, CA 94954, 707-778-3908
Phelan
Snowline Joint USD (HiSET), 9258 Malpaso Rd – Phelan, CA 92371, 760-868-5817 x 10390
Pico Rivera
El Rancho Ad. School – 9515 Haney St – Pico Rivera – California 90660, 562.801.7710
Pittsburg
Pittsburg Adult Education Center, 1151 Stoneman Avenue, Pittsburg, CA 94565, 925-473-4460
Placerville
El Dorado Co. Office of Ed. – 6767 Green Valley Road – Placerville – CA 95667, 530-295-2291
Pleasant Hill
Contra Costa County Off. of Education – 77 Santa Barbara Rd, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523, 925.942.5306
Pomona
Pomona Ad. School – 1515 West Mission Blvd – Pomona – California 91766, 909.469.2333
Porterville
Porterville Ad. School – 568 West Olive Ave – Porterville – CA 93257, 559.782.7030
Poway
Poway Adult School, 13626 Twin Peaks Road, Poway, CA 92064, 858-668-4024
Quincy
Feather River Adult Education GED Test Center – 501 Main St, Quincy, CA 95971, 530-283-6500 ext. 5268
Ramona
Montecito High School, 720 Ninth Street, Ramona, CA 92065, 760-787-4300
Rancho Cordova
Folsom/Cordova Adult School – 10850 Gadsten Way – Rancho Cordova – California 95670, 916.635.6810
Red Bluff
Tehama eLearning Adult Education – 724 Main St – Red Bluff – California 96080, 530.527.7055
Redding
Shasta College – 11555 Old Oregon Tr – Rm 2215 – Redding – California 96003, 530.242.7751
Redlands
Redlands Adult School – 10568 California St, Redlands – California 92373, 909-748-6930
Colton-Redlands-Yucaipa Regional Occup Program – 1226 Indiana Ct, Redlands, CA 92374, 909-793-3115
Reseda
Reseda Community Adult Ed. (HiSET) – 18230 Kittridge St – Reseda – CA 91335, 213.765.2573
Ridgecrest
Cerro Coso Comm. Coll. – 3000 College Heights Blvd – Ridgecrest, California 93555, 760.384.6209
Riverside
Riverside Adult School – 6735 Magnolia Ave – Riverside – California 92506, 951.788.7185
Roseville
Roseville Adult School, 200 Branstetter Street, Roseville. CA 95678, 916-782-3952
Rowland Heights
Adult & Community Education, 2100 Lerona Ave, Rowland Heights, CA 91748, 626-965-5975
Sacramento
Elk Grove Adult & Community Education, 8401-B Gerber Road, Sacramento, CA 95828, 916-686-7717
Skills & Business Education Ctr – 5451 Lemon Hill Avenue – Sacramento – CA 95824, 916.433.2600
Winterstein Ad. School – 900 Morse Ave – Sacramento – CA 95864, 916.971.7419
Fremont Adult Education Ctr – 2420 N St – Sacramento – CA 95816, 916.277.6620
San Juan Choices School (HiSET) – 4425 Laurelwood Way – Sacramento – CA 95864, 916.979.8378
Creekside Adult Ctr (HiSET) – 2641 Kent Dr – Sacramento – CA 95821, 916.575.2320
Highlands Charter School (HiSET) – 1333 Grand Ave – Bldg B – Sacramento, CA 95838, 916.844.2283
Salinas
Salinas Adult Education Center, 20 Sherwood Place, Salinas, CA 93906, 831-796-6907/6900
Monterey Co. Alternative Ed. HiSET, 901 Blanco Cir, Salinas, CA 93901, 831-373-2955
Soledad Adult Ed. Hartnell Campus (HiSET), 1752 E Alisa St, Salinas, CA 93905, 831-678-6300
San Bernardino
San Bernardino Ad. School – 1200 N E St – San Bernardino – California 92405, 909.388.6000
San Diego
San Diego CC West City Testing Center – 3249 Fordham St – San Diego – CA 92110 – 619.388-1873
Juvenile Court & Community Schools Center – 6401 Linda Vista Rd – San Diego – CA 92111, 858.571.7224
Audeo Charter School (HiSET) – 10170 Huennekens St, San Diego – CA 92121, 858.678.2020
San Francisco
City College of San Francisco Mission Campus – 1125 Valencia St, Rm 115, San Francisco, CA 94110, 415.561.1824
City College of San Francisco Ocean Campus – 50 Phelan Ave, San Francisco, CA 94112, 415-561-1824
San Jacinto
Betty Gibbel Regional Learning Ctr, 1251 Eagle Rd, San Jacinto, CA 92543, 951-922-7361
San Jose
East Side Adult Education, 625 Educational Park Dr, San Jose, CA 95133, 408-213-0961 x 32
Silicon Valley Adult Ed, 760 Hillsdale Ave, San Jose, CA 95136, 408-723-6450
Campbell Adult & Community Ed, 1224 Del Mar Ave, San Jose, CA 95128, 408-626-3402
San Luis Obispo
San Luis Coastal Adult School (HiSET), 1500 Lizzie St – San Luis Obispo – CA 93401, 805.549.1222
San Mateo
San Mateo Ad. School – 789 East Poplar Ave – San Mateo – CA 94401, 650.558.2100
San Pedro
Harbor Occupational Ctr (HiSET) – 740 N Pacific Ave – San Pedro, CA 90731, 310-241-4800
Harbor Adult School (HiSET) – 950 W Santa Cruz St – San Pedro, CA 90731, 213-765-2573
San Pedro Alternative Ed. (HiSET) – 920 W 36th St (Building 945) – San Pedro, CA 90731, 213-765-2573
San Rafael
Marin Co. Office of Education – 1111 Las Gallinas Avenue – San Rafael – CA 94913, 415-499-5878
Santa Ana
RSCCD Corporate Training Ctr – 2323 N Broadway – Ste 315 – Santa Ana – CA 92706, 714-480-7560
Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Community College, 310 W Padre Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105, 805-898-8153
Santa Barbara City College, 300 N Turnpike Rd, Santa Barbara, California 93111, 805.964.6853
Santa Clarita
College of the Canyons – 26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd, Santa Clarita, California 91355, 661.362.3194
Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz Adult School, 350 Taylor Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, 831-427-4830
Santa Maria
Allan Hancock Coll. – 800 South College Dr – Santa Maria – CA 93454, 805.922.6966
Santa Monica
Malibu USD Ad. Education Ctr – 2510 Lincoln Boulevard – Santa Monica – California 90405, 310.664.6222
Santa Rosa
Santa Rosa Jr. Coll. – 1501 Mendocino Avenue – Santa Rosa – CA 95401, 707.527.4305
Seaside
Monterey Ad. School | Hayes Education Ctr – 200 Coe Ave – Seaside – CA 93955, 831.899.1615
Simi Valley
Simi Institute for Careers and Education, 1880 Blackstock Ave, Simi Valley, CA 93065, 805.579.6200
Soledad
Soledad Adult Education (HiSET), 690 Main St, Rm 5, Soledad, CA 93960, 831-678-6300
Sonora
Columbia College, 11600 Columbia College Drive, Sonora, CA 95370, 209-588-5148
Tuolumne Co. Schools, 175 Fairview Ln, Sonora, CA 95370, 209-536-2000
South Gate
Tweedy Learning Ctr (HiSET), 5115 Southern Ave, South Gate, CA 90280, 213-765-2573
South San Francisco
SSF Ad. School – 825 Southwood Dr – S. San Francisco – California 94080, 650-877-8844
Stockton
San Joaquin County Office of Education, 2911 Transworld Drive, Stockton, CA 95206, 209-403-9500
School For Adults, 1525 N Pacific Avenue, Stockton, CA 95204, 209-933-7455
Stonyford
Clinton B. Nielson HS – 1333 Fouts Spring Rd – Stonyford – CA 95979, 530.963.3416
Sun Valley
East Valley Altern. Ed. (HiSET) – 12100 Allegheny St – Sun Valley – CA 91352, 213.765.2573
East Valley Skill Ctr (HiSET) – 8601 Arleta Ave – Sun Valley – CA 91352, 213.765.2573
Susanville
Lassen Library District GED – 1618 Main St, Susanville – CA 96130, 530.251.8127
Taft
Taft College GED Testing – 29 Cougar Ct, Taft, CA 93268, 661-763-7962
Tehachapi
Tehachapi Adult School – 400 S Snyder Ave, Tehachapi, CA 93561, 661-822-2112
Thousand Oaks
Conejo Valley Adult School, 1025 Old Farm Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360, 805.497.2761
Torrance
Southern California ROC – 2300 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance, CA 90501, 310-224-4200
Torrance Adult School (Levy Ctr) – 3420 W 229th Pl, Torrance, CA 90505, 310-533-4689
Harbor Branch Alternative Ed. (HiSET) – 1123 W 223rd St, Torrance, CA 90502, 213-765-2573
Tracy
Tracy Adult School (HiSET) – 1895 West Lowell Ave – Tracy – CA 95376, Ph: 209-830-3384
Truckee
Sierra Cont. High School – 11661 Donner Pass Rd – Truckee, California 96161, 530.582.2640
Tulare
Joint Union High School District, 575 W Maple Avenue, Tulare, CA 93274, 559-686-0225
Tustin
Irvine Valley College – 1624 Valencia Ave – Tustin – California 92782, 949-367-8340
Ukiah
Mendocino College (HiSET) – 1000 Hensley Creek Rd – Ukiah – CA 95482, 707-467-1032 (For migrant workers only)
Ukiah Adult School – 1056 North Bush St – Ukiah – California 95482 – 707.463.5217
Vacaville
Vaca Valley Adult School (HiSET) – 2100 Peabody Rd – Vacaville, CA 95696, 707-451-0182 x 4104
Valencia
Golden Oak Ad. School (HiSET) – 23201 Dalbey Dr – Valencia – CA 91355, 661.253.0583
Vallejo
Regional Ed. Center (HiSET) – 436 Del Sur St – Vallejo – CA 94591 – 707.556.8850
Valley Glen
Los Angeles Valley College – 5800 Fulton Ave – Valley Glen – CA 91401, 818.947.2976
Van Nuys
Van Nuys Adult School (HiSET) – 6535 Cedros Ave – Van Nuys – CA 91411, 213.765.2573
Venice
Venice Skills Ctr (HiSET) – 611 5th Ave – Venice – CA 90291 – 213.765.2573
Ventura
Ventura Ad. Education – 5200 Valentine Rd – Ventura – CA 93003, 805.289.1749
Visalia
Visalia Adult Education – 3110 E Houston Ave – Visalia – California 93292, 559.730.7655
Vista
Vista Ad. Education Ctr – 510 Sunset Dr – Vista – California 92081,  760.758.7122
Walnut
Mt. San Antonio College – 1100 N Grand Ave (Bldg 40, Rm 102) – Walnut – CA 91789, 909.274.5875
Wasco
Wasco Independence HS (HiSET) – 1445 Poso Dr – Wasco – CA 93280 – 661.758.7450
Watsonville
Aptos Adult School  294 Green Valley Rd – Watsonville – California 95076, 831-786-2100/2160
Weed
Siskiyou Training & Employment Program – 190 Boles St – Weed – California 96094, 530.938.3231
West Covina
Mirus Secondary (HiSET), 330 S California Ave, West Covina, CA 91793, 760.947.7100
Westminster
Huntington Beach Adult School, 1025 Westminster Mall, #1017A, Westminster, CA 92683, 714.592.1005
Whittier
School of Ad. Education (HiSET) – 9401 South Painter St – Whittier – California 90605, 562.698.8121
Willows
Glenn Adult Program, 451 S Villa Avenue, Willows, CA 95988, 530-934-6320
Wilmington
Wilmington Skills Ctr (HiSET), 217 Island Ave – Wilmington, CA 90744, 213-765-2573
Woodland
Woodland Ad. Education – 575 Hays Street – Woodland – California 95695, 530.662.0798
Woodland Hills
West Valley Occupational Ctr (HiSET) – 6200 Winnetka Ave – Woodland Hills – CA 91367, 213-765-2573
Yreka
Union High School District, 400 Preece Way, Yreka, CA 96097, 530-841-0740
Yucaipa
Yucaipa Adult School, 12358 6th St, Suite B, Yucaipa, California 92399, 909-790-6192

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GED, HiSET, TASC Scoring

GED test scoring: Below passing score: 100-144, Passing score (high school equivalency): 145-164, College ready score: 165-174, College ready plus up to 10 college credit hours: 175-200.

The HiSET passing score is 8 (out of 20) on each of the 5 subtests. You must score at least 2 out of 6 on your essay and your total result must be at least 45 points.

The TASC exam is measured on a scale that goes up to 800. Your score must be 500 or higher and this applies to each of the 5 subtests. So the minimum overall TASC score is 2500 points On the TASC essay, you must have at least a 2-points score.

HiSET vs GED vs TASC

The GED includes four individual subtests (modules) that can be completed separately. The four tests are in these fields: math, science, social studies, and literacy. The price of the GED in California is $140 for the entire battery of four separate tests. Retesting a GED subtest is $35 per subject.

GED testing is done exclusively on a computer. Before you register for any of the options, make sure you become as prepared as can be!

The TASC and HiSET are also modular and contain five subtests (the Language Arts section has separate reading and writing tests) and are available both on a computer and in a paper-based format.

HiSET and TASC are cheaper and include five tests that can also be taken individually.

How To Get A GED In California

If you are really serious about getting your HSE diploma, locate your nearest GED prep site or follow a good online GED course. Find out at a testing site near you which exam (GED, TASC, or HiSET) they use, and check examination dates.

Be sure to find out about cost and application deadline policy, as that may vary. Get optimally prepared. You will be able to find all sorts of preparation materials at your local bookstores, and there are also many facilities close to you where (often free) GED classes are available (see the list above).

Free Online GED Prep in California

At the time you are well prepared, take the GED (or TASC-HiSET) exam, pass all sections, and earn your California High School Equivalency diploma. You may also benefit from our video lessons, a great and sometimes fun way to get ahead.

Our lessons make sure that students won’t need to study for many years or days in a row in order to get all set for the real thing and receive their diplomas. Video instruction programs are known to be highly effective! I guess you’ll be ready within a year.

To summarize, in California you can take the GED, HiSET or TASC test and you will be awarded the California HSE (High School Equivalency) certificate. This HSE diploma gives you the chance to obtain good employment, find a better job, or get a college education.

There are a lot of traditional GED classes in California (check out the list above and you can also take advantage of this website’s free online classes and practice tests.

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