GED Classes San Luis Obispo, California

Last Updated on April 10, 2024.

Listed here are all GED preparatory classes and test centers in the San Luis Obispo region. California uses two exams for High School Equivalency testing, the GED and HiSET.

Online GED Classes

A simple and easy way of getting your GED diploma.

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Both the HiSET and GED can now be taken online as well. You can read more about online GED and HiSET testing below.

The HiSET® and GED® assessments give individuals who didn’t graduate high school one more shot at securing an equivalent degree.

Testing assesses knowledge at a level comparable to what graduating high school students must know.

The GED contains four independent subtests that measure a candidate’s knowledge level in these academic subjects:

  • Language
  • Social Studies
  • Math
  • Science

You can take these subtests (independent modules) one or more at a time and in any order.

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The HiSET has separate reading and writing tests, so five overall, that can be taken separately, too.

If you want to read more about the costs associated with HiSET and GED testing in California and qualification requirements, check out this page: “GED Testing In California.”

San Luis Obispo GED Prep Facilities

San Luis Coastal Adult School
1500 Lizzie Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, Ph: 805-549-1222
San Luis Coastal Adult School offers GED classes in

  • San Luis Obispo
  • Avila Beach
  • Los Osos
  • Morro Bay

Cuesta College Continuing Education
Highway 1, San Luis Obispo, CA 93403, Ph: 805-591-6273

Sylvan San Luis Obispo
11982 Los Osos Valley Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405, Ph: 805-706-8632

California National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Academy (Grizzly Youth Academy)
721 Mendocino Ave, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405, Ph: 805-782-6881/6882
Grizzly Youth Academy is a voluntary residential charter high school program of five months administrated by the National Guard together with the county’s Office of Education for at-risk youth aged 16-18 at Camp San Luis Obispo.

Many of the applicants are severely behind in their education when they come to the program with a high school diploma far out of reach. Through this program, they make a commitment to further their education. Here, they are encouraged to get their GED diplomas and take their lives to the next level, in college or on the work floor.

Grizzly Youth Academy is 1 of 2 National Guard Youth ChalleNGe programs in California, and across America, there are just over thirty of these programs. California puts a lot of effort into thwarting young adults’ progress in education, and quite a few students have come to a phase in life where if they don’t get their GED diplomas now, they may never get it.

CMC California Men’s Colony
Prison Highway 1, San Luis Obispo, CA 93409, Ph: 805-547-7900
This program is not available to the general public

Locations around San Luis Obispo (Cities in Alphabetic Order)

Lucia Mar Adult Education
1055 Mesa View Drive, Arroyo Grande, California 93420, Ph: 805-474-3000 ext. 1222

Avenal Adult Education GED Classes
205 North Park St, Avenal, California 93204, Ph: 559.386.9083

CDCR-Avenal State Prison GED Program
1 Kings Way, Avenal, California 93204, Ph: 559-386-0587
Not open to the public

West Hills College HEP Program
300 West Cherry Lane, Coalinga, California 93210, Ph: 559-934-2430
High School Equivalency Program for seasonal and migrant workers

Lucia Mar Adult Education (@Nipomo Elementary)
190 East Price Street, Nipomo, CA 93444, Ph: 805-474-3756 or 805-474-3000 x 1222

Lucia Mar Adult Education
1425 19th Street, Oceano, CA 93445, Ph: 805-474-3756 or 805-474-3000 x 1222
The Adult Education office is located in the Oceano Community Center at 1425 19th Street, Oceano (corner of Wilmar & 19th Street).

Cuesta College North County Campus
2800 Buena Vista Drive, Paso Robles, CA 93446, Ph: 805-591-6273

Allan Hancock College
800 S College Drive, Santa Maria, CA 93454, Ph: 805-922-6966 ext. 3209/3740
For all Santa Maria area GED classes, go to -> Santa Maria Area GED Courses

Templeton Adult School
964 Old County Road, Templeton, CA 93465, Ph: 805-434-5833
Templeton Adult School provides a High School Diploma Class, NOT a GED program. This is an open enrollment program, and the curriculum is competency-based, meaning students may progress at their own pace to earn their diplomas.

Online GED and HiSET Testing

If you’re looking to secure your high school equivalency diploma in California, you can do so online as well today. It used to be that there was no option to take the GED or HiSET exam online. That simply was not offered. You needed to go to an official test center and take the tests in person.

Well, that has now changed as the GED and HiSET assessments became available in proctored online formats as well. Read more here: online HiSET testing option, and for the GED exam, the online proctored GED exam.

San Luis Obispo Area GED Testing Centers

Cuesta College North County Campus GED Testing
2800 Buena Vista Dr (Bldg N1100, Office N1109), Paso Robles, CA 93446, Ph: 805-591-6273

Santa Barbara Community College GED Testing
310 W Padre St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105, Ph: 805-898-8153

Allan Hancock College HiSET Testing
800 S College Dr, Santa Maria, CA 93454, Ph: 805-922-6966

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