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GED Classes Santa Ana, California

This post contains an overview of all GED® prep class locations and test centers in the Santa Ana, California, region.

California offers the GED for high school equivalency testing and also introduced two available alternative exams, the TASC and the HiSET.

Better career options

If you want to know whether you qualify, check out this post: GED in California, and take also advantage of these free practice tests for your GED exam. The GED exam is now fully computer-based and offers adults who did not complete high school another opportunity to earn a comparable credential which qualifies for higher education and will lead to better career options.

Adjusted GED passing score

The GED exam includes four individual subtests that cover the subject fields of science, math, literacy, and social studies. Each test requires a minimum score of 145 points to pass. This was early 2016 reduced (from 150) as it was apparently set too high initially. Read more here. TASC and HiSET come with five subtests and have different scoring systems.

GED Requirements in California

Santa Ana GED prep locations

Career College of California *)
201 E. 4th Street | Suite 200 | Santa Ana | CA 92701 | Phone: 714 . 795 . 3930

Adult H.S. Completion (QBICS Career College)
1125 E. 17th Street | Ste 210 | Santa Ana | CA 92701 | Phone: 800 . 869 . 1114  x NUL

Santa Ana / Ad. Education
1601 E. Chestnut Avenue | Santa Ana | CA 92701 | Phone: 714 .  558 . 5501

Spurgeon Intermediate School (Spanish GED – Santa Ana College)
2701 West 5th Street | Santa Ana |  CA 92703 | Phone: 714 . 241 . 5720

Centennial Education Ctr
2900 W Edinger Avenue | Santa Ana | CA 92704 | Phone: 714  . 241 . 5720

North-West College (Santa Ana Campus – Bridge Program)
1840 E. 17th Street | Santa Ana | CA 92705 | Phone: 714 . 795 . 2800

Santa Ana Jail | GED Program
62  Civic Center Plaza | Santa Ana | CA 92706 | Phone: 714 . 245 . 8100
This is not a public program

Santa Ana College | Ad. Education
1530 W. 17th Street | Santa Ana | CA 92706 | Phone: 714 . 564 . 6000

Centennial Education Ctr
2323 N. Broadway | Santa Ana | CA 92706 | Phone: 714 . 480 . 7489

Washington Elementary School (Spanish GED – Santa Ana College)
910 Anahurst Pl (Room 19) | Santa Ana | CA 92707 | Phone: 714 . 241 . 5720

Esqueda Elementary School (Spanish GED – Santa Anna College)
2240 S. Main Street | Room B-209 | Santa Ana | CA 92707 | Phone: 714 . 241 . 5720

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GED Requirements in California

Locations around Santa Ana (cities by alphabet)

Anaheim Ad. School GED Classes
830 South Dale Ave | Anaheim | CA 92804 | Phone: 714 . 999 . 5616
See all Anaheim area GED courses here: Anaheim GED Programs

Barbot Educational Support Services and Teaching Center (BESST)
2045 Meyer Place | Costa Mesa | CA 92627 | Phone: 949 . 515 . 6996

Adult Education (Newport-Mesa USD)
2985 Bear Street | Costa Mesa | CA 92626 | Phone: 714 . 424 . 5000

Oak View Library (Family Literacy Program)
17251 Oak Lane | Huntington Beach | CA 92647 | Phone: 714 . 375 . 5104

Huntington Beach Adult Education / GED
16666  Tunstall Lane | Huntington Beach | CA 92647 | Phone: 714 . 847 . 2873

Huntington Beach Adult School
17231 Gothard Street | Huntington Beach | CA 92647 | Phone 714 . 842 . 4227 ext. 4420

Huntington Beach Ad. School
15871 Springdale Street | Huntington Beach | CA 92649 | Phone 714 . 901 / 8106

Irvine Adult School
3387 Barranca Parkway | Irvine | CA 92606 | Phone: 949 . 936 . 7454

Vision21 Art & Design Portfolio School
18818 Teller Avenue | Irvine | CA 92612 | Phone 949 . 955 . 1545

Wieser Educational  
20722 Linear Lane | Lake Forest | CA 92630 | Phone 800 . 880 . 4433

Laguna Beach Adult Education
550 Blumont Street | Laguna Beach | CA 92651 | Phone: 949-497-7700

One Stop Career Center Long Beach
3447 Atlantic Ave | Long Beach | California 90807 | Ph: 562 – 570 – 3700
For all Long Beach region GED courses check out Long Beach GED Programs

Saddleback Valley Adult Education
25598 Peter A. Hartman Way | Mission Viejo | CA 92691 | Phone: 949 . 837 . 8830

Saddleback College |Adult Education
28000 Marguerite Parkway | Mission Viejo | CA 92692 | Phone: 949 . 582 . 4620

Mission Viejo Adult Education (Portable 26)
25631 Peter A. Hartman Way | Mission Viejo | CA 92691 | Phone: 949 . 837 . 8830

Corona del Mar High School Adult Education
2101 Eastbluff Drive | Newport Beach | CA 92660 | Phone: 949 . 515 . 6000

Santiago Canyon College | Continuing Ed. Division
1465 N. Batavia Street | Orange | CA 92867 | Phone: 714 . 628 . 5929

Capistrano Adult School
31431 El Camino Real | San Juan Capistrano | CA 92675 | Phone: 949 . 493 . 0658

Tustin Adult Education
13780 Orange Street | Tustin | CA 92780 | Phone: 714 . 730 . 7394

American-Hispanic School | Adult High School Completion 
13552  Goldenwest Street | Westminster | CA 92683 | Phone: 714 . 893 . 4317

Orange County One-Stop Center North
5405  Garden Grove Boulevard | Ste 100 | Westminster | CA 92683 | Phone: 714 . 241 . 4900
This facility is closed. Go to: One-Stop Center Garden Grove (7077 Orangewood Ave, Ste. 200, Garden Grove, CA 92841, Phone: 714 . 241 . 4900)

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GED Requirements in California

Santa Ana area GED testing centers

RSCCD Corporate Training Center
2323 N Broadway | Suite 315 | Santa Ana | CA 92706 | Phone: 714 . 480 . 7560

Orange County Sheriff’s Department
550 N Flower Street | Santa Ana | CA 92703 | Phone: 714 . 647 . 6084
Not open to the general public

Huntington Beach Adult School
16666 Tunstall Ln | Huntington Beach | CA 92647 | Phone: 714 . 847 . 2873

Irvine Valley College
5500 Irvine Center Dr | Bldg A-300 | Rm A-3TC | Irvine, CA 92618 / 949 . 451 . 5468

Capistrano Adult School
31431 El Camino Real | San Juan Capistrano | CA 92675 | Phone: 949 . 493 . 0658

You may be also interested in looking at Los Angeles area GED Programs

GED Requirements in California

California GED (and TASC-HiSET) qualification criteria

If you want to take the GED in California, you need to be a California resident (or be a member of the armed forces assigned to California). Furthermore, you must meet specific criteria. You need to at least 18 years old (for 17-year old’s there are more restrictions). If you pass the GED exam at age 17, you will not obtain your California High School Equivalency Certificate until you turn 18. You will receive a letter of intent that indicates your certificate is being held until your 18th birthday. All applicants must present a valid government-issued photo ID at a test center each time they take a test.

California GED cost

In the state of California, the GED exam costs $35 per test (there are four tests or modules), so the entire examination is $140. The good thing is that you don’t need to pay the whole exam at once, you only pay for the test you register for. This flexibility is typical for the new GED exam. The GED is fully computer-based whereas the TASC and HiSET exams are cheaper and offered in both paper- and computer-formatted versions.

The GED alternatives – HiSET and TASC

California has decided to offer alternatives for the GED exam to its residents. Besides the GED, there are two nationally recognized assessment programs, the HiSET and the TASC and California testing centers can decide which one (or all three, if they want) they will use.

So check carefully with a test center near you for options. The  TASC and HiSET are available in both paper and computer formats and are cheaper than the new GED which is offered solely on a computer. Then again, many people think the GED Diploma is still the best HS diploma alternative for all those adults who have not completed high school.

GED prep tips

The best idea to get all set is attending a physical class. Most communities offer classes in their local high schools, universities or community colleges. Furthermore there a lot of privately organized initiatives. Check the listing above to see all options in the Santa Ana region. In case you have family or job obligations and find it difficult fitting traditional classes into your daily schedule or attending school once again, you can always opt for an online study-at-home program.

These programs let you work at your own pace and convenience, following your own schedule. The only precaution to make is to ensure the online education course you choose is genuine. Go through our reviews of GED classes and online courses and practice tests as they all prove helpful at getting you ready for the GED test.

Online GED (or TASC-HiSET) testing?

No, there is NO online GED (or TASC-HiSET) testing option. Websites that want to make you believe something else are fraudulent! To earn your GED diploma you must come to an official GED testing site, and sit for the four tests in person. This is also the case with TASC and HiSET.

Change your career with your diploma

You can make a complete career change once you get your GED diploma. However, make sure you carefully gauge your options before you do this. You need to first have a plan as the biggest mistake you risk making is changing careers without a plan in hand. This is important as even if you have a strategy, it takes months for the accomplishment of a career change after getting your GED.

So if you opt to change your career line without a plan you may end up adrift for a longer period. Your success is possible only if you have a detailed plan of action with details like strategies, research, finance, and education. Look through all possibilities before diving in. do not attempt to change career fields without first doing your research on all the available possibilities and career options you never considered.

*) Career College of California

Career College of California is investing in the communities by offering an encouraging learning setting committed to academic achievement. The school is dedicated to enhancing the quality of living in the community by offering GED prep classes free of charge. The school provides individualized study plans, GED practice tests, online study materials, and instruction in a one-on-one setting. The school’s teachers are trained for adult education.

Career College of California’s GED classes are set up to get adults who did not complete high school ready to for the GED exam, the nationwide accepted and recognized secondary education credential and the equivalent of a standard high school diploma. Holding the GED diploma allows students to further their education, and provides them with better options for the job market. Career College of California’s GED program includes two months of personalized instruction and includes all workbooks. GED classes are available on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The GED (General Education Development) examination comes with four individual tests on the subjects areas of Literacy, Science, Social Studies, and Math. The GED diploma does not replace the high school diploma, but it requires test-takers to score 60 percent higher than high school graduates. Holding the GED credential shows employers and college administrators that you have come to a level of academic proficiency that compares to, or exceeds, that of a graduating high school student.