Listed in this post are all GED® prep class options and testing sites in Palm Springs and surroundings.
California has welcomed the computerized GED exam for its High School Equivalency (HSE) program.
California additionally embraced two alternative exams, the HiSET and TASC, that are offered both on paper and on a computer.
The HSE tests are for adults who never finished high school and offer them an opportunity to earn a diploma that is equivalent to a regular high school diploma.
The GED has four subtests on Literacy, Math, Science, and Social studies. For qualification information check GED in California.
The GED subtests can be taken separately and scores count for two years from your first registration. This does not apply to the TASC and HiSET.
The TASC and HiSET exams come with five subject fields (writing and reading are separate). You may also welcome these free practice tests for your HSE exam.
For a full report about the lowered GED passing score (brought down by five points in 2016), visit this GED News page.
TASC and HiSET have their own scoring methods.
Palm Springs HSE prep facilities
Palm Springs Adult School
333 S Farrel Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262, Phone: 760-416-8452
Palm Springs Adult School
2248 E Ramon Road, Palm Springs, CA 92262, Phone: 760-778-0494
Palm Springs Community School (Come Back Kids Program)
1350 E. Baristo Road, CBK Room, Palm Springs, CA 92262, Phone: 1-877-726-3225
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Locations around Palm Springs (cities by alphabet)
Banning Adult Education
541 North Alessandro Rd – Banning – California 92220 – Ph: 951.922.2740
Beaumont Adult Education HSE Program
1575 Cherry Ave – Beaumont – California 92223 – Ph: 951.845.6012
For all Riverside-region HSE prep locations check out Riverside GED Classes
Borrego Springs USD Adult Education
1315 Palm Canyon Dr – Borrego Springs – California 92004 – Ph: 760.767.5333
Mayfield College HSE Program
35-325 Date Palm Drive, Cathedral City, CA 92234, Phone: 877-248-7302
Adult School of Coachella Valley
1099 Orchard St | Coachella | CA 92236 | Phone: 760.398.6302
Center for Employment Training
49 Highway 111 | Ste 5 | Coachella | CA 92236 | Phone: 760.398.8889
Desert Center USD Adult Education
1434 Kaiser Road, Desert Center, CA 92239, Phone: 760-392-4217
Carl May Center (Come Back Kids Program)
65-950 Pierson Boulevard, Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240, Phone: 877.726.3225
Hemet Adult Education HSE Classes
26866 South Jacinto St | Hemet | CA 92545 | Ph: 951.765.5190
For all Temecula HSE prep facilities go to Temecula GED Programs
St Hugh’s Episcopal Church HSE Classes
25525 Tahquitz Dr, Idyllwild, CA 92549, Phone: 951-659-4471
College of the Desert (at Indio Workforce Center)
Eastern Valley Center, 44-199 Monroe Street, Indio, CA 92201, Phone: 760-776-7318
Coachella Valley Literacy Indio Library
200 Civic Center Mall, Indio, CA 92201, Phone: 760-342-2580
Riverside Co. Office of Education-Come Back Kids Charter-Indio Office
47-110 Calhoun St, Indio, CA 92201, Phone: 760-863-3000
Don F. Kenny Regional Learning Center (Come Back Kids Program)
47-336 Oasis St (Room 41), Indio, CA 92201, Phone: 1-877-726-3225
Desert Sands Adult School
83089 CA-111, Indio, CA 92201, Phone: 760-863-3693
Martha’s Village & Kitchen
83-791 Date Ave, Indio, CA 92201, Phone: 760-347-4741
Copper Mountain College
6162 Rotary Way – Joshua Tree – California 92252, Phone: 760.366.3791
Desert Sands Adult School
43-330 Palm Royale Drive, La Quinta, CA 92253, Phone: 760-863-3693
College of the Desert
43-500 Monterey Ave – Palm Desert – California 92260, Phone: 760-776-7318
Yucca Valley High School Adult Education
7600 Sage, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277, Phone: 760-365-3391
Morongo Basin Coalition for Adult Literacy
6078 Adobe Road, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277, Phone: 760-367-1146
Mayfield College Twentynine Palms Campus
73680 Buena Vista Drive, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277, Phone: 877-248-7302
(Corner of Adobe Road & Buena Vista Drive)
Morongo One Stop TAY (Transition Age Youth) Center
58945 Business Center Dr, Ste D, Yucca Valley, CA 92284, Phone: 760-228-9657
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Palm Springs area HSE testing centers
Palm Springs Adult School (Discontinued?)
333 South Farrel Dr – Palm Springs – California 92262, Phone: 760.416.8452
College of the Desert
43-500 Monterey Avenue, Palm Desert, CA 92260, Phone: 760-773-2559
Coachella Valley Adult School
1099 Orchard Street, Coachella, CA 92236, Phone: 760-398-6302
Don F. Kenny Regional Learning Center (HiSET)
47-336 Oasis Street, Indio, CA 92201, Phone: 1-877-726-3225
Copper Mountain Coll. | HSE testing
6162 Rotary Way | Joshua Tree | CA 92252 | Phone: 760.366.3791
You may also want to see: San Bernardino GED Classes
The GED diploma
Upon successful completion of the California high school equivalency exam, you will receive the High School Equivalency diploma which is regarded equivalent to a high school diploma by virtually all employers, government institutions, universities, and colleges. Each testing center can decide what testing system(s) it provides, so please contact a center near you for details.
Who can take the HSE exam?
For California adults who did not complete high school, the HSE (High School Equivalency) program offers a great opportunity to get a diploma that allows for higher education and leads to better employment opportunities. When you pass the GED, HiSET, or TASC exam, you will receive the High School Equivalency Certificate. Please contact a testing site close to you as they can decide which of the three testing programs they are using.
The 4 GED tests
The tests are offered many times per year at many testing centers all across the state and are available in English, Spanish or French. The four GED subject tests are the same in every state: Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, and Math. TASC and HiSET have two separate Literacy tests on writing and reading, so five in total.
GED cost & registration
The California GED set of four GED tests costs $150 for all four tests ($37.50 per test). HiSET and TASC are cheaper. Upon registration you pay for only the test(s) you are going to take, you can prepare for and take one test every time you feel you are ready. Once you are ready to take a test, don’t forget to bring a valid Identity Card! This is a must every time you are taking up a test.
Go to GED.com for every thinkable detail and learn that the GED program is a whole lot more than just a group of tests. If you set your account with My GED you will discover a wealth of information regarding preparation, testing, test scheduling, how to change or cancel appointments, penalties if you don’t show up, school profiles, employment development and possibilities and more.
Higher education options
The HSE diploma gives you the chance to further your education. Here are some Palm Springs and nearby institutions of higher education:
– Kaplan College-Palm Springs (Palm Springs Mall, 2475 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262, 760-778-3540)
Kaplan College offers career-focused, hands-on programs while promoting the development of students’ positive self-esteem. The school provides education in the fields of Healthcare, Nursing. Information Technology, and more.
– Champion Institute of Cosmetology (611 S Palm Canyon Dr, Suite 205, Palm Springs, CA 92264, 760-322-2227)
The school offers various programs that will lead to exciting careers in the world of cosmetology.
– California Nurses Educational Institute (5200 E. Ramon Rd, Suite I-1, Palm Springs, CA 92264, 760-416-5955)
CNEI offers various nursing programs (e.g. Licensed Vocational Nurse – Certified Nurse Assistant – Home Health Aide) and also CPR and Continuing Education for CNA’s. The school’s programs have an excellent reputation.
– College of the Desert (43-500 Monterey Ave, Palm Desert, CA 92260, 760-346-8041)
This community college is located about a half hour southeast of Palm Springs and provides some 90 study programs in areas such as computer science, nursing, art, as well as many agricultural and desert-related programs.
– Chapman University (41-555 Cook Street, Suite 100, Palm Desert, CA 92211, 760-341-8051)
Chapman University offers a strong interdisciplinary curriculum where collaboration between the social sciences, humanities, and sciences supports students to earn their degrees in areas such as the performing arts, business, education, and film.
– University of California Riverside Palm Desert Center (75080 Frank Sinatra Drive, Palm Desert, CA 92211, 760-834-0800)
UCR Palm Desert offers various academic programs that combine the resources of the University of California, Riverside with the requirements and interests of the residents of the Coachella Valley area.
– California State University San Bernardino Palm Desert Campus (37500 Cook Street, Palm Desert, CA 92211, 760-341-2883)
The Palm Desert Campus of CSUSB offers various outstanding academic programs. Coachella Valley students have ready access to courses because of the school’s great online options and convenient scheduling at evening and weekend times. The school offers ten Bachelor’s degree programs as well as ten Master’s degree or Credential programs.
– University of Phoenix Palm Desert Learning Center (34100 Gateway Dr, Palm Desert, CA, 92211, 800-473-4346
The school helps Palm Desert area working students earn their academic degrees while dealing with the commitments of their daily lives. The school offers programs in the fields of Business, Teaching & Education, Nursing, Health Administration, Criminal Justice, Psychology & Social Sciences, Arts & Sciences, and Information Technology.
– Milan Institute (75030 Gerald Ford Dr, Suite 203, Palm Desert, CA 92211, 760-469-4545)
Milan Institute offers excellent training and job placement assistance to enable graduates to become professionals in their field. The school provides instruction in many fields, just to mention a few: Accounting, Medical or Dental Assisting, Computer Technology, Cosmetology, Nursing, and more.
– Mayfield College (35325 Date Palm Dr, Ste 101, Cathedral City, CA 92234, 760-328-5554)
Mayfield College is committed to helping students enhance the skills and knowledge they require in the professional fields of technology, business, and healthcare.
– Contractors State License School (67714 E Ramon Rd, Cathedral City, CA 92234, 760-424-8679)
The school offers programs to help you pass the California Contractors License Exam. California has more than 25 contractor license schools that are devoted to the Construction professional.
– SBB College Rancho Mirage (34275 Monterey Ave, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270, 760-656-2017)
The school provides business and career training to students from the Palm Desert region. The school moved to this location in 2011 to better offer its nursing and bachelor’s degree programs. The school features medical labs and a great learning resource center.
– Mt. San Jacinto Community College (1499 N State St, San Jacinto, CA 92583, 951-487-6752)
This community college is situated a 45-minute drive west of Palm Springs. The school offers around 90 degree-granting programs, from American Sign Language and business administration to winery technology.
– Copper Mountain Community College ( 6162 Rotary Way, Joshua Tree, CA 92252, 760-366-3791)
This school is located at about one-hour driving northeast of Palm Springs and offers some 45 certificate and degree study programs in business, child development, automotive technology, criminal justice, and fire technology, and a wide range of liberal arts tracks, such as eight degrees in the social sciences.