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GED Classes Monterey, California

Listed here are all GED® prep class sites and testing centers in the Monterey region.

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

HSE testing provides persons who didn’t complete high school with the opportunity to earn an equivalent degree.

All three HSE exams assess knowledge and skills at a level that compares to that of high school grads.

The GED is completely computer-based, and the TASC and HiSET are available in both paper-and-pencil and computerized versions.

There are four separate GED modules (subtests) in Math, Science, Literacy, and Social Studies that must be passed within two years.

The HiSET and TASC have five subtests (Literacy has individual writing and reading tests) that cannot be taken separately.

Monterey HSE prep locations

GED Practice Tests for CA

Monterey Peninsula Unified School District
700 Pacific Street, Monterey, CA 93940, Phone: 831-392-3517

Monterey Public Library (Testing & Education Reference Center)
625 Pacific Street, Monterey, CA 93940, Phone: 831-646-3932
Online and downloadable HSE preparation material from Peterson’s as well as online practice tests.

If we overlooked a prep site, or if we should make any adjustments, please inform us via this contact form.

Locations around Monterey (cities by alphabet)

GED CA Requirements

Carmel Adult School
8421 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93923, Phone: 831-624-1714

North Monterey Adult Education
13998 Castroville Boulevard, Castroville, CA 95012, Phone: 831-633-7069

NMCUSD Adult Ed. HSE Program
8142 Moss Landing Road, Moss Landing, CA 95039, Phone: 831-633-3343 x 1227

Pacific Grove Adult Education Center *)
1025 Lighthouse Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950, Phone: 831-646-6580

Salinas Adult School
20 Sherwood Place, Salinas, CA 93906, Phone: 831-796-6900
See all Salinas area options here

Monterey Adult School
200 Coe Avenue, Room 9, Seaside, CA 93955, Phone: 831-392-3517

Monterey Ad. School (Martin Luther King School – Spanish HSE classes)
1713 Broadway, Room B-6, Seaside, CA 93955, Phone: 831-392-3565

Soledad Community / HSE Education Program
690 Main Street, Soledad, CA 93960, Phone: 831-678-6300

Center for Employment Training
930 Los Coches Drive, Soledad, CA 93960, Phone: 831-678-0448

Soledad Correctional Training Facility HSE Program
Highway 101 North, Soledad, CA 93960, Ph: 831-678-3951
Restricted admission

If we did not include a facility, or if you want us to make adjustments, please feel free to contact us here.

California Free Online GED Classes

You may also want to check out all GED classes in and around San Luis Obispo

Monterey area testing centers

Monterey Peninsula Unified School District
700 Pacific Street, Monterey, CA 93940, Phone: 831-392-3517

Pacific Grove Adult Education
1025 Lighthouse Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950, Phone: 831-646-6580

Salinas Adult Education Center
20 Sherwood Place, Salinas, CA 93906, Phone: 831-796-6907

Monterey Adult School – Hayes Education Center
200 Coe Avenue, Seaside, CA 93955, Phone: 831-899-1615

Check also: San Francisco area GED Classes

Tips for writing a good GED essay

What is the HSE Test?

The HSE (high school equivalency) Test is an exam that, upon successful completion, leads to a diploma that’s equivalent to a regular high school diploma. The General Education Development (GED) exam is a set of four independent tests that allow you to show that you have the competencies that are comparable to those who have a high school degree. The TASC and HiSET tests offer that same chance but come with five tests because they include two literacy tests (one on writing, one on reading) where the GED has one Literacy test.

Hundreds of thousands of men and women take on the GED, TASC, or HiSET exam each year because they would like to improve their job options or get access to a college education. Candidates who successfully complete the test will be honored with the California High School Equivalency Certificate, which is nationwide recognized by colleges, employers, and government agencies.

The passing score on the GED modules was lowered to 145 at the beginning of 2016, so 580 at least overall. At the TASC, you need to have 500 (out of 800) points to reach the passing score on each test (so 2500 overall or more) and your essay must have at least a 2-points score. The HiSET passing score is 8 (out of 20) on each subject test, your essay must be 2 points or higher, and the total score must be 45 or higher.

Online HSE testing?

The HSE exams are NOT available online, you must appear in person if you want to sit for the examination at an official testing center. Be warned that internet sites that tell another story are fraudulent. They only want to steal your money and their “diplomas” or “GED tests” are fake and worthless. Preparation offered by online programs is okay, though, so use this website’s online GED video program to get all set.

About Monterey

Monterey (population 29,000) is situated on the southern tip of Monterey Bay, on the Pacific coast of Central California. The region has a very agreeable climate year-round that invites for great whale watching, surfing, kayaking, and scuba diving. The area around Monterey is fantastic for playing golf, quality shopping, or driving the stunning coastline to Big Sur.

The city offers fabulous, uncrowded beaches, the world’s best seafood restaurants, top-notch hotels that overlook Monterey Bay, and from there you can watch pelicans, seals, sea lions, and otters. Monterey boasts many spectacular tourist attractions, great shops and restaurants, and the best hotels.

Further education options

After earning your HSE diploma, you may choose to go on with your education. Take a look at this overview of your Monterey area options:

Monterey Peninsula College (980 Fremont St, Monterey, CA 93940, 831-646-4000)
Brandman University – Monterey (99 Pacific St, Ste 375-B, Monterey, CA, 93940, 800-746-0082)
Middlebury Institute of International Studies Monterey (460 Pierce St, Monterey, CA 93940, 831-647-4123)
Golden Gate University – Monterey (550 Camino El Estero. Ste 103, Monterey, CA, 93940, 408-373-4176)
Naval Postgraduate School (University Circle, Monterey, CA 93943, 831-656-2441)
Defense Language Institute (1759 Lewis Rd, Monterey, CA 93944, 831-242-5119)
College Living Experience: Monterey (787 Munras Ave, Monterey, CA 93940, 800-486-5058)
Monterey Navy Flying Club – Flight School (1600 Airport Rd, Monterey, CA 93940, 831-372-7033)
Creative Edge the Way-The Arts (8 Stratford Place, Monterey, CA 93940, 831-373-7809)
Maurine Church Coburn School of Nursing (980 Fremont St, Monterey, CA 93940, 831-646-4258)
Monterey Flyers Flight School (1184 Airport Rd, Monterey, CA 93940, 831-372-5310)
California State University, Monterey Bay (100 Campus Ctr, Seaside, CA 93955, 831-582-3000)
Monterey College of Law (100 Colonel Durham St, Seaside, CA 93955, 831-582-4000)
Marinello Schools of Beauty (1760 Fremont Blvd, Seaside, CA 93955, 800-648-3413)
Hartnell College (411 Central Ave, Salinas, CA 93901, 831-755-6700)
Cet Salinas (421 Monterey St, Salinas, CA 93901, 408-287-7924)
Heald College-Salinas (1450 N Main St, Salinas, CA 93906, 831-443-1700)

*) Pacific Grove Adult Education

Pacific Grove Adult Education started out in 1932 as just one single wood chop class. The school has served the Pacific Grove community for more than 80 years and educates (on a yearly basis) more than 2,000 adult learners. The school’s programs range from Parent Education and Pre-Schools programs to programs set up to improve applicants’ employability. The school additionally provides Computer Education classes, High School Diploma courses as well as GED preparation classes and GED testing.

Pacific Grove Adult Education also serves the international community through ESL (English as a Second Language) courses, and via the school’s Foreign Language Academy.

The school’s “Active Older Adult” classes are very popular with the community’s senior citizens, and “Community Interest” classes are also popular and wide-ranging. The school is attracting a very diverse group of students to the available programs.

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