GED Classes Escondido, California

Last Updated on April 27, 2024.

On this page, you can find all GED preparatory class sites and testing centers in the Escondido area. California is using two options for high school equivalency testing: the HiSET and GED exams.

The GED and HiSET exams may be taken in an online format or at one of California’s official testing centers. Read more below.

The assessments give adults who didn’t graduate high school another option to obtain an equivalent degree.

The GED exam comes with four separate subtests in

  • Mathematics
  • Science, including chemistry and Physics
  • Language Arts, writing and reading combined
  • Social Studies, including geography and biology

The four GED subtests are independent tests that can be taken one at a time and in the order you prefer.

The HiSET exam has five subtests (Literacy has separate reading and writing tests) that can be dealt with separately, too.

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The GED test is fully computer-based, whereas the HiSET can be done on a computer or on paper.

To read all about the costs of GED and HiSET testing in California and eligibility criteria, go to this post: GED Testing In California.

Escondido GED Prep Classes

Escondido Adult School
220 W Crest Street – Escondido, CA 92025, Phone 760-737-8000
Escondido Adult School’s programs have been at the service of Escondido and surrounding areas since 1968. The adult school is striving to meet the educational and vocational requirements of community members via the school’s adult education classes, Regional Occupational Programs, and community education courses.

Every year, some 10,000 students sign up for the school’s classes that are provided at 27 locations in the city. The school employs 87 committed instructors and 36 support employees. All applicants are required to take the GED exam on a computer in the school’s new Pearson VUE GED testing lab. Escondido Adult School is the only North County Adult Education Center offering the HiSET exam (at the school’s new computer-based HiSET testing lab).

North County Educational Opportunity Center Escondido (Palomar College)
1951 East Valley Parkway – Escondido, CA 92025, Phone 760-744-1150 ext. 8110

Escondido Education COMPACT (North County Youth Career Network)
220 South Broadway – Escondido, CA 92025, Phone 760-839-4515
North County Youth Career Network supports young adults ages 16-21 who are looking to earn their high school or GED diplomas.

Locations around Escondido (Cities by Alphabet)

MiraCosta College San Elijo Campus Adult Community Education
3333 Manchester Avenue – Cardiff, CA 92007, Phone 760-944-4449 or 760-795-8710 (Oceanside)

Carlsbad City Library Learning Center
3368 Eureka Place – Carlsbad, CA 92008, Phone 760-931-4500
NOT a GED program, but Literacy tutoring for adults in English and Spanish

Foothills Adult Ed. Ctr. (Grossmont Adult Education)
1550 Melody Ln – El Cajon – CA 92019 – Phone 619 – 588-3500
Check all El Cajon locations at -> El Cajon Area GED Courses

MCC Adult High School (Sunset High School)
684 Requeza Street – Encinitas, CA 92024, Phone 760-753-3860 or 760-795-8710 (MCC-Oceanside)

Sylvan Encinitas
160 N El Camino Real – Encinitas, CA 92024, Phone: 760-230-0121

MiraCosta College Community Learning Ctr
1831 Mission Avenue – Oceanside, CA 92057, Phone 760-795-8710
MiraCosta College offers a GED program that serves the north coastal communities of San Diego County.

Oceanside Public Library (Oceanside READS Learning Ctr)
330 N Coast Highway – Oceanside – CA 92054 – Phone 760-435-5680
READS Learning Center helps adult learners work toward their GED through one-on-one tutoring and prep classes.

Poway Adult School
13626 Twin Peaks Road – Poway – CA 92064 – Phone: 858-668-4024

Ramona Unified School District Adult Education (@Montecito High School)
720 Ninth Street – Ramona – CA 92065 – Phone 760-787-4306
Classes are held in the Nico Diaz Center

San Diego Adult Education-Centre City GED Classes
1400 Park Boulevard – San Diego – CA 92101 – Phone 619.388.4600
For a complete overview of San Diego locations, go to -> San Diego Area GED Classes

San Marcos Adult School
158 Cassou Road – San Marcos – CA 92069 – Phone 760-290-2550

Temecula Valley Adult School GED Instruction (MSJC)
32225 Pio Pico Rd – Temecula – CA 92592 – Phone 951.294.6512 or 951.487.3707 MSJC)
Check out all Temecula area locations here -> Temecula Area GED Courses

San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians (San Pasqual Community Services)
16400 Kumeyaay Way – Valley Center – CA 92082 – Phone 760-751-1474

Two Directions GED Classes
38 Claudina Lane – Rincon Reservation – Valley Center – CA 92082 – Phone 760-749-1196

Vista USD Adult School
510 Sunset Drive – Vista – CA 92081 – Phone 760-758-7122

Online Proctored HiSET And GED Tests

The GED and HiSET tests can be taken online as well. In the past, if you wanted to get hold of your equivalency credential, you had to appear at a state-designated test center in person. That has now changed.

If you want to learn more about the HiSET-AT-Home online testing option, check out our post about online HiSET testing. To qualify for online GED testing, applicants must first score in the “green zone” on the GED Ready test. You can learn more here: Introducing the online GED test.

GED Testing Centers in the Escondido Area

Escondido Adult Education School (GED, HiSET)
220 W Crest Street, Escondido, CA 92025, Phone 760-737-8000/8021

From here, cities by alphabet

Sunset High School (HiSET)
684 Requeza Street, Encinitas, CA 92024, Phone 760-753-3860

Murrieta Valley Adult School (GED)
24150 Hayes Ave, Murrieta, CA 92562, Phone: 951-696-3805

David L Long Regional Learning Center (HiSET)
41350 Guava St, Murrieta, CA 92562, Phone: 951-249-8700

MiraCosta College (GED)
1831 Mission Avenue, Building C, Room 137, Oceanside, CA 92058, Phone 760-795-6685/8710

Poway Adult School (GED, HiSET)
13626 Twin Peaks Road, Poway, CA 92064, Phone 858-668-4024

Montecito High School (GED)
720 Ninth Street, Ramona, CA 92065, Phone 760-787-4300

Vista Adult School-Sunset Campus (GED, HiSET)
510 Sunset Drive, Vista, CA 92081, Phone 760-758-7122

GED Registration & Cost

Registration for the GED tests must be done online at, and when you sign up with MyGED you can benefit from a great portal that will inform you on all processes that lead to your GED diploma and also about schools and their academic programs and job market options and developments.

The cost for the GED exam is $164 for all four tests ($41 per test), and you now have the option to take one test whenever you are ready; no need to do it all at one time. You will need to have a major credit/debit card, but if that’s a problem, you can purchase vouchers; just check with your testing center. The HiSET exam is slightly cheaper.

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