GED Classes Hayward, California

Posted on this page are all GED® prep classes and testing sites in the Hayward region.

California uses three options HSE (high school equivalency) testing, the GED, HiSET, and TASC.

The HSE test offers adults who couldn’t finish high school the opportunity to earn an equivalent credential.

All three California HSE exams measure the level of academic knowledge in comparison to that of graduating HS graduates.

The TASC and HiSET exams are offered both on paper and on a computer whereas the GED is only available on a computer.

The GED exam comes with four separate subtests (modules) in literacy, math, science, and social studies.

You can take one GED subtest at a time and scores count for two years from the time of your first registration.

The HiSET and TASC exams include five subtests (individual writing and reading tests) that can be taken separately, too.

Hayward HSE prep sites

California GED Practice Tests

Hayward Public Library-Literacy Plus
835 C Street – Hayward – CA 94541 – Phone 510 – 881-7910

The Salvation Army HSE Instruction 
1027 A Street – Hayward – CA 94541 – Phone 510 -538-2759

The Hayward Center for Education & Careers-Hayward Adult School
22100 Princeton Street – Hayward – CA 94541 – Phone 510 – 293-8595

South Hayward Parish HSE Classes
27287 Patrick Avenue – Hayward – CA 94544 – Phone: 510 – 432-7703
GED preparation is offered on Tuesdays from 5:99 to 8:00 p.m.

Eden Area Regional Occupational Program (ROP)
26316 Hesperian Boulevard – Hayward – CA 94545 – Phone: 510 – 293-2900

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Locations around Hayward

Castro Valley Adult and Career Education
4430 Alma Avenue – Castro Valley – CA 94546 – Phone 510 – 886-1000

Adult Education of San Ramon Valley 
699 Old Orchard Drive – Danville – California 94526 – Phone 925 – 837-9452

200 Whitney Pl – Fremont CA – 94539 – Phone 510 – 490-6900
See all Fremont area GED prep facilities here: Fremont GED prep facilities

Next Step Education Center
2222 Curtis Street – Oakland – CA 94607 – Phone: 510 – 251-1731
Check all Oakland area options here

San Leandro Adult School
1448 Williams Street – San Leandro – CA 94577 – Phone 510 – 667-6287

San Leandro Adult School
2255 Bancroft Avenue – San Leandro – CA 94577 – Phone 510 – 618-4420

San Lorenzo Adult School
820 Bockman Road – San Lorenzo, CA 94580 – Phone: 510-317-4200

Gateway Comm. School HSE Program
35 Tower Rd – San Mateo – California 94402 – Phone: 650.598.2153
Discover all HSE prep programs in and around San Mateo here: San Mateo GED Classes

Venture School HSE Classes 
10540 Albion Rd – San Ramon – CA 94582 – Phone: 925 . 479 . 1200

New Haven Adult School
600 G Street – Union City – CA 94587 – Phone 510 – 489-2185

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Free California GED online prep course

Hayward area GED-HiSET-TASC testing centers

Hayward Adult School
22100 Princeton Street – Hayward – CA 94541 – Phone 510 – 293-8595

Castro Valley Adult and Career Education
4430 Alma Avenue – Castro Valley – CA 94546 – Phone 510 – 886-1000

Fremont Adult School
4700 Calaveras Avenue – Fremont – CA 94538 – Phone 510 – 793-6465

You may also be interested in our post that lists all Oakland area GED prep classes

GED test vs. HiSET and TASC

Reduced GED passing score

News about the lowered GED passing score (it was reduced to 145 points) can be found in this GED News post. The HiSET and TASC are scored differently. All three HSE exams must be taken at a certified testing center. There is NO online testing available.

GED alternatives

California has introduced the all-new GED test but offers two alternative testing systems as well: HiSET and TASC. California is allowing two alternative assessment systems for high school equivalency testing besides the GED exam: the HiSET (High School Equivalency Test) is provided by Educational Testing Service (ETS) and is available in computer-based and paper-based formats.

The TASC examination (Test Assessment Secondary Completion is provided by CTB/McGraw-Hill, and is also available in computer-based and paper-based formats. These two assessment systems still have two literacy sections (reading and writing are separate), so five tests in total. Test centers can decide which of the three testing systems they will use.

The four GED tests

The GED exam is no longer considered a finish line for adults, but much more a stepping stone towards higher education and better jobs with higher earnings. The GED exam continues to offer adults the chance to earn their high school credential, yet it goes much further and also measures applicants’ readiness skills for career and college.

Candidates’ fundamental knowledge and skills are examined via four tests on the subject matters of literacy, math, science, and social studies. GED graduates now again are tested in a way that examines their competencies in relation to students who have finished high school in a conventional way. The tests are in these subject fields: Reasoning through Language Arts (Literacy), Social Studies, Mathematical Reasoning (Math), and Science.

Job application

No matter if you have just completed college, starting out on your career or plan to start an internship, it is necessary that you make your interview preparations. An expert at job search and preparation for interviews, a professor at Illinois Computer Systems Institute shares some hints to stand out from the crowd and thus get your job, no matter which job application and interview it is.

It is important that you realize time is very valuable when you start your career. This can be anywhere like skipping over to Craigslist and starting where there are higher chances of your finding an open position. It all depends on your industry, which is why our expert suggests using the help of LinkedIn, Facebook and Career Services and the help of previous employers and co-workers like networking outlets where there is no wastage of your time. However, you will have to improve your resume to fit the 21st-century job market if you plan to look for employment sometime later in life. In fact, it is suggested to not using dates on the education section of your resume.

Experts suggest adding only your present and latest job skills, and to never mention anything more than 10 years old on your resume, unless the job you apply for is related to certain positions, and it is important for you to stay informed on the current trends and topics. The benefit of not mentioning your job skills is that it proves your age and career change is irrelevant and thus makes you a likable candidate for any job position. Experts also suggest not wearing any sequins or high heels to an interview. Manicured nails, limited jewelry, a plain, cleaned, a well-fitting and pressed suit, limited perfume or cologne, and neatly styled naturally colored hair are the best for the interview.

They advise covering all tattoos, removing piercings and carrying a briefcase with 3 resume and references copies each. In case you can’t afford new clothes for the interview, they suggest borrowing clothes or making a visit to resale shops for quality interview clothing. If you have to attend a company interview, you will have to be prepared for it.

Experts thus suggest you learn more about the company thoroughly and practice a short 30-second commercial discussing the attributes you assure to the company.  It is advisable you maintain eye contact during the interview and that you speak calmly and clearly. You have to mention your job option when you end the interview.

Further education options

Your GED credential opens doors to schools of higher education. Here are your Hayward area options:

California State University – East Bay (25800 Carlos Bee Blvd, Hayward, CA 94542, 510-885-3000)
Chabot College (25555 Hesperian Blvd, Hayward, CA 94545, 510-723-6600)
Life Chiropractic College West (25001 Industrial Blvd, Hayward, CA 94545, 510-780-4500)
Heald College-Hayward (25500 Industrial Blvd, Hayward, CA 94545, 510-783-2100)
Everest College (22336 Main St, Hayward, CA 94541, 510-582-9500)
Hayward Latter Day Saints Institute of Religion (1212 Turner Ct, Hayward, CA 94545, 510-783-5233)
NCP College of Nursing (21615 Hesperian Blvd, Hayward, CA 94541, 800-611-4054)
Impact Academy of Arts & Technology (2560 Darwin St, Hayward, CA 94545, 510-300-1560)
Advanced PRO Nursing Institute (2505 Technology Dr, Hayward, CA 94545, 510-266-0868)
Vallecitos CET, 597 C St, Hayward, CA 94541, 510-537-8400)
Marinello Schools of Beauty (22641 Main St, Hayward, CA 94541, 510-537-2005)
Carrington College San Leandro (15555 E 14th St, Ste 500, San Leandro, CA 94578, 510-964-3096)
Cornerstone International College (725 Whipple Road, Union City, CA 94587, 510-429-1700)

Online HSE testing?

This is NOT possible. You will have to go to one of the many California HSE testing sites and take the four GED tests in person (one by one if you wish, within two years) or the five-test HiSET or TASC exam and please, don’t forget to bring the right identification. If you come across websites that try to sell you a different story, beware. These con artists just want your money and their “online tests” and “diplomas” have no value. There just is no online HSE exam possibility.

Online preparation is a great option, though, and you may very well join this website’s totally free online GED video classes and practice tests.

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