Listed on this page are all GED® prep facilities and test centers in and around Glendale.
California is using the computer-formatted GED test for its high school equivalency (HSE) testing program.
Additionally, California welcomed two alternative HSE tests, the HiSET and TASC, which are offered on-paper and on-computer.
The GED exam comes with four separate modules (or subtests) in Social Studies, Science, Math, and Literacy.
These four tests must be passed within a 2-year period of time. This counts only for the GED!
The TASC and HiSET exams include five subject tests. Their Literacy section has separate writing and reading tests.
Testing is done at one of California’s state-designated testing sites. Online HSE testing is not possible.
Glendale HSE prep sites
Glendale Community College
1122 E Garfield Ave, Glendale, CA 91205, Ph: 818-240-1000 x 5686
North-West College-Glendale Campus Bridge Program
221 N Brand Blvd, Lower Level, Glendale, CA 91203, Ph: 818-696-0102
Glendale Community College
1500 North Verdugo Road – Glendale – CA 91208 – Phone: 818 . 240 . 1000 ext. 5686
Glendale Career College
240 North Brand Boulevard – Lower Level – Glendale – CA 91203 – Phone: 818 . 696 . 0101
Facilities around Glendale (cities by alphabet)
Burbank Adult School
3811 Allan Ave, Burbank, CA 91505, Ph: 818-558-4611
Rinaldi Adult Education Center
17540 Rinaldi St, Ste 6, Granada Hills, California 91344, Ph: 818 . 366 . 9171
Hollywood Tutoring & Testing Company
7033 W Sunset Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028, Ph: 323-301-3475
North Valley Occupational Center
11450 Sharp Avenue, Mission Hills, California 91345, Ph: 818.365.9645
North Hollywood Adult Education Center
10952 Whipple St, North Hollywood, CA 91602, Phone: 818-508-3600
Pacoima Skills Center Adult Education
13545 Van Nuys Blvd, Pacoima, CA 91331, Ph: 818-899-7087
LA Public Library Adult Literacy
14345 Roscoe Blvd, Panorama City, CA 91402, Ph: 213-623-4078 x 139
1355 North Raymond Avenue – Pasadena – California 91103 – Phone: 626-744-4034
See more Pasadena area options on this page
San Fernando Adult School
11133 O’Melveny Ave, San Fernando, CA 91340, Ph: 818-898-7920
Sun Valley One-Stop Career Center
9024 Laurel Canyon Blvd, Sun Valley, CA 91352, Ph: 818-504-0334
North Hollywood-Poly Community Adult School
12431 Roscoe Blvd, Sun Valley, CA 91352, Ph: 818-394-3950
East Valley Skills Center
8601 Arleta Avenue, Sun Valley, California 91352, Ph: 818.759.5841
Los Angeles Valley College
5800 Fulton Ave, Valley Glen, CA 91401, Ph: 818-947-2600 ext. 4042
NVOC Aviation Center
16550 Saticoy St, Van Nuys, CA 91406, Ph: 818-785-7511
Van Nuys Adult School
6535 Cedros Ave, Van Nuys, CA 91411, Ph: 818-778-6000
Children of the Night | Without Walls (WOW)
14530 Sylvan St, Van Nuys, CA 91411, ph: (800) 551-1300 ext. 3
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Testing sites in the Glendale area
Glendale Community College
1122 East Garfield Avenue, Glendale, California 91205, Ph: 818.243.3184
Burbank Ad. School
3811 Allan Avenue, Burbank, California 91505, Ph 818.558.4611
Los Angeles Valley College
5800 Fulton Ave, Valley Glen, CA 91401, Ph: 818-947-2976
The GED (General Education Development) testing program (like the alternatives HiSET and TASC) is supporting adults who were never in the positions to graduate from high school in their efforts to earn a credential that is the equivalency of a regular HS school diploma. The GED diploma will doubtlessly improve their employment options and prospects and allows for a post-secondary education in university or college.
The GED passing score was reduced to 145 per individual test (down from 150) in early 2016. If you want to learn more, check out this GED Passing Score Changes article. These exams are scored in different ways. For eligibility criteria go to GED California qualification requirements.
Online testing is NO option
Despite what some websites want you to believe, there is NO online GED, TASC, and HiSET testing option. These websites offer bogus diplomas that are sure not to be accepted by employers or schools. The HSE exam is simply not available online. You must appear (in person) at one of California’s official testing centers and take the tests in person. Please be aware that online-bought documents have no value whatsoever and are a waste of your money!
Four GED subject tests
The GED exam consists of four individual subtests (nodules) in these academic fields: Science, Literacy, Social Studies, and Math. Now you have the option to sit for one of the subtests (modules) when you’re ready to do so, but you must complete the entire battery within two years. The TASC and HiSET are not modular and are scored in a different way than the GED.
California GED alternatives
Since January 2014, there are two more alternatives available for California residents to acquire their high school equivalency (HSE) diploma. The state approved the HiSET and the TASC assessment systems to be used for that purpose, and testing sites can decide for themselves which of the three (or all) they will use, so please contact a test center close to you for details.
The TASC and HiSET are available in both paper- and computer-based versions and are cheaper than the GED exam. The TASC and HiSET exams contain five testing fields: Language Writing, Language Reading, Math, Science, and Social Studies.
Grants for Hispanic and Latino Students
Scholarship, based on merit, are available to Hispanic students who demonstrate exceptional results in their particular academic field. Although there is no need in the USA to repay the offered financial aid, students are required to attain a minimum grade point average to acquire merit-based scholarships that are presented by several private and public providers.
Hispanic merit-based scholarship grants allow students from Hispanic origins to pursue their goals to obtain higher education without having to break their savings. These scholarships can be used even for students who pass the GED test and got their diploma if they can prove that the scholarship will be used for education that will lead to a new job.
This is really a great thing. Getting the GED diploma is challenging for many adult students. My sister is involved in helping these students so I know it first hand. The “National Hispanic Recognition Program” (NHRP) offers outstanding students from Hispanic backgrounds the opportunity to be selected by motivated universities and colleges.
On an annual basis, The National Hispanic Recognition Program selects some 5000 well-performing students throughout the United States to be included in their list of promising students that is sent to universities and colleges that demonstrated a fascination with the program. When students are included in the NHRP list, they have a far better chance to receive fantastic offers from many different colleges and universities.
In the USA, prospective college students need to identify themselves as being of Hispanic origin and are required to take the PSAT/NMSQT test if they want to qualify for the National Hispanic Recognition Program, and a minimum grade point average is required as well.
Residents of Hispanic origin who live in Maryland and who are at the moment studying in high school can receive merit-based scholarship grants via the US Hispanic Youth Entrepreneur Education (USHYEE) program to engage in college studies. This program gives high school students an excellent chance to obtain a total worth of $5000 in grants.
The total of $5000 is paid in four even amounts over a time period of four years, implying the student will be given $1250 annually from USHYEE. Students who are interested in these scholarship grants need to have a minimum GPA of 2.75 and the motivation to engage in studies in the following fields to benefit from the grant: Science, Engineering, Mathematics, and Technology.
When you are a committed student who would like to make it big in the universe of education, it is very important for you to obtain the highest level of information about the many different scholarship programs available, so you will increase your possibilities of obtaining a great scholarship deal. There is actually no restriction at all to just how many scholarships you can submit an application for at any given time.
You probably are better of if you would apply for several scholarships, instead of counting on just some of them. Given the above, you should never let the price tag of an academic education restrain you from acquiring your highly desired degree.