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GED Classes Richmond, California

This page includes a full listing of GED® prep facilities and testing centers in the Richmond, California, area.

The new GED® test has four individual “General Education Development” subtests. The GED is an internationally recognized test developed for measuring basic knowledge and competencies at a level that is expected of high school students upon graduation.

Multiple options

California also welcomed the alternatives TASC and HiSET for the purpose of high school equivalency testing. The tests are for adults, 18 and over, who left high school prematurely, and successful applicants will receive the California High School Equivalency Certificate. Check out the post GED testing in California to see if you qualify, and you may very well benefit from practice tests for your HSE exam.

Adjusted GED scoring

The GED passing score was reduced five points to 145 because it was apparently set too high. To learn more, check out this GED News page. TASC and HiSET come with their own scoring systems. Practically all employers and colleges and universities accept GED-TASC-HiSET graduates in the same way they accept high school graduates.

GED Requirements in California

Richmond GED prep facilities

Richmond Library (Literacy for Every Adult Program – LEAP)
325 Civic Center Place, Richmond, California 94804, Phone: (510) 307-8084

Alvarado Adult Education
5625 Sutter Street, Richmond, California 94804, Phone: (510) 559-2660 (ext. 236)

W. Contra Costa Adult Education 
6028 Ralston Avenue, Richmond, California 94805, Phone: (510) 215-4666

The Multicultural Institute
3600 MacDonald Avenue, Richmond, California 94805, Phone: (510) 848-4075 (ext. 1)

West County Detention Facility
5555 Giant Highway, Richmond, California 94806, Phone: (510) 262-4340
Not open to the public

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GED Requirements in California

Prep sites around Richmond (cities by alphabet)

Berkeley Adult Basic Education
1701 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, California 94702, Phone: (510) 644-6130

Oakland Adult Education
2607 Myrtle Street, Oakland, California 94607, Phone: (510) 879-3036
See more Oakland sites here

New Horizons Career Center
199 Parker Avenue, Rodeo, California 94572, Phone: (510) 799-2916

San Rafael Public Library (Marin Literacy Program)
1100 E Street, San Rafael, California 94901, Phone: (415) 485-3400

Richmond area HSE testing sites

W Contra Costa Adult School
6028 Ralston Avenue, Richmond, California 94805, Phone: (510) 215-4666

Berkeley Adult School
1701 S. Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, California 94702, Phone: (510) 644-6130

Acalanes Adult Education
1963 Tice Valley Boulevard, Walnut Creek, California 94595, Phone: (925) 280-3980

GED Requirements in California

GED – what’s new

The GED test has significantly changed. The new GED exam is computer-based and consists of a series of 4 tests. The old #2 pencil and darkening-the-circles format has been completely done away with. The GED (General Education Development) test is for people who, for whatever reason, never made it till the end in high school, and who wish to grab this second chance to get hold of a comparable diploma.

The certification that you are given when you have finished the California GED examination is acknowledged as equivalent to a regular high school diploma by state and federal institutions, recruiters and academic institutions all over the United States. There is no longer a need to take all four tests in one session. You now have the option to take one of the four tests when you feel sufficiently prepared, and your testing scores will stand for two years.

Is the GED, HiSET, or TASC offered online?

No, despite all contemporary revolutionary technical developments you still need to come to a state-approved testing site, the GED, TASC, or HiSET exam is just not available online. Internet sites that claim something else are fraudulent, and their ‘diplomas’ are not worth the paper they are printed on, so be warned. On taking the exam at a designated test site, you must bring a valid photo-ID such as DMV driver’s license or DMV ID card, Tribal ID card, Military ID card, or Passport. Research indicates that GED test takers have a better chance to pass the exam if they have become well-prepared.

TASC-HiSET-GED preparation

Some students prepare by attending classes, by studying from GED prep books or online materials. Other applicants feel they only need to brush up on some subject fields. Either way, get well prepared. Online preparation courses are a great help for students living in remote areas and also for those applicants who don’t have the time to attend classroom setting to prepare for the GED exam.

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