GED Classes Pasadena, California

This article comes with a full listing of GED® prep facilities and testing locations in the Pasadena, California, region.

California has allowed all three nationally available tests for HSE (high school equivalency) testing, GED, HiSET, and TASC. Online HSE testing is NOT possible.

You are required to show up at a state-approved testing site in person.

The four tests

The GED exam must be taken on a computer and contains four tests in Math (Mathematical Reasoning), Literacy (Reasoning through Language Arts), Science and Social studies.

The GED passing score on each subtest is 145 out of 200 points.

You have 2 years to pass all 4 subject tests.

TASC and HiSET Tests

The high school equivalency (HSE) test enables you to demonstrate that you have the skills and knowledge at the level of graduating high school seniors.

HiSET and TASC are offered in both paper-based and computer-based formats and include five subject tests (the literacy sections have separate writing and reading tests).

To check what you know take a free GED Practice Test.

Pasadena GED Practice Tests

Pasadena GED prep classes

Pasadena Reads
1355 North Raymond Avenue – Pasadena – CA 91103 – Phone: 626.744.4034

Pasadena City College (Community Education Center)
3035 East Foothill Boulevard – Pasadena – CA 91107 – Phone: 626.585.3006

North-West College-Pasadena Campus (Bridge Program)
530 East Union Street – Pasadena – CA 91101 – Phone: 626.389.8536

Jackie Robinson Community Center 
1020 North Fair Oaks Avenue – Pasadena – CA 91103 – Phone: 626.744.7300

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GED Requirements in California

Locations around Pasadena (cities in alphabetic order)

Garfield Adult Education Center
217 North Garfield Avenue – Alhambra – CA 91801 – Phone: 626.308.2247
All Alhambra options can be found on this page

Altadena Library District (Let’s Read Program)
2659 Lincoln Avenue – Altadena – CA 91001 – Phone: 626.798.8338

Arcadia Adult Education
234 Campus Drive – Arcadia – CA 91006 – Phone: 626.447.2165

Azusa Adult School
1134 S Barranca Avenue – Azusa – CA 91740 – Phone: 626.852.8400

Baldwin Park AEC (Adult Education Ctr)
13307 Francisquito Avenue – Baldwin Park – CA 91706 – Phone: 626.856.4161

Baldwin Park Ad. & Community Education
4640 North Maine Avenue – Baldwin Park – CA 91706 – Phone: 626.939.4456

Burbank Adult Education
3811 Allan Avenue – Burbank – CA 91505 – Phone: 818.558.4611

Mount Olive Alternative Education
1400 Mt. Olive Drive – Duarte – CA 91010 – Phone: 626.599.5902

El Monte/Rosemead Ad. Education
10807 Ramona Boulevard – El Monte – CA 91731 – Phone: 626.258.5800
See all El Monte prep sites on this page

Glendale Comm. College HSE Program
1122 East Garfield Avenue – Glendale – CA 91205 – Phone: 818.240.1000 ext. 5686
More Glendale options are listed here

Rinaldi Ad. Education HSE Classes
17540 Rinaldi Street – Ste 6 – Granada Hills – CA 91344 – Phone: 818.366.9171

East Los Angles Education & Career Center
2100 Marengo Street – Los Angeles – CA 90033 – Phone: 323.223.1283
Check out all LA area options here: Los Angeles area GED Programs

Monrovia Adult School
920 South Mountain Avenue – Monrovia – CA 91016 – Phone: 626.471.3035

Monrovia Career Center
920 South Mountain Avenue – Monrovia – CA  91016 – Phone: 626.471.3052

Los Angeles Learning Disabilities Association
37 Auburn Avenue – Ste 3 – Sierra Madre – CA 91024 – Phone: 626.355.0240

Temple City School for Adults 
9229 Pentland Street – Temple City – CA 91780 – Phone: 626.548.5050

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Pasadena area GED testing centers

Garfield Adult Education Center
217 North Garfield Avenue – Alhambra – CA 91801 – Phone: 626.308.2247

Baldwin Park Adult Education
13307 Francisquito Avenue – Baldwin Park – CA 91706 – Phone: 626.856.4161

Glendale Comm. College GED Testing
1122 East Garfield Avenue – Glendale – CA 91205 – Phone: 818.243.3184

Adjusted GED scoring

Please note that the GED passing score was recently (early 2016) adjusted by five points to 145 (down from 150).

There is NO online HSE testing. You will have to show up in person at a state-approved official GED /HiSET/TASC testing site.

High School Equivalency Diploma

The GED (or HiSET-TASC) test diploma is equivalent to a standard high school diploma, and all across the nation recognized and accepted as such. Testing centers decide which HSE exam(s) they will use so be wise and check the options offered at a test center near you. The GED test alternatives TASC and HiSET include five testing subject fields (reading, writing, science, math, and social studies) and are still offered both on a computer and on paper, whereas the new GED exam is available only computer-based.


The new GED exam allows you to take one of the four tests at a time and within a 2-year time-frame. To qualify, you must be at least 18, not have a secondary education degree, and not be engaged in any other school program. For efficient preparation check out this website’s free GED -HiSET-TASC video lessons!

GED passing score

The GED exam is scored on a 100-200 points scale, and you are required to score at least 145 on each individual test. Averaging is not possible, so your overall score (four tests) needs to be no less than 580. Scoring is as follows: 145-164: high school equivalency passing score; 165-174: college ready passing score; 175-200: college ready + college credit score.

Is there an online GED exam?

There is NO online HSE testing option. If you want to acquire an HSE diploma you need to take the tests at an official GED -HiSET-TASC testing center. Websites that try to make you believe something else are fraudulent and only want to steal your money. Please be aware that online-obtained documents will be rejected by potential employers and educational institutions!

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