GED Classes Santa Monica, California

This post lists all HSE prep locations and testing locations in and around Santa Monica.

In California, you can take the computer-formatted GED® exam for High School Equivalency (HSE) testing.

Additionally, the state gave its OK to two alternatives for this purpose, the HiSET and TASC exams.

The HSE program is for adults who left high school prematurely and offers them another chance to earn an equivalent credential.

All three HSE exams measure knowledge at a level that compares to that of a graduating high school student.

The GED exam is entirely computerized and includes four individual subtests in Science, Math, Social Studies, and Literacy.

You can take these GED modules one by one as long as you pass all four subtests within two years. Only the GED!

The TASC and HiSET come with five tests as the section Literacy has two tests, one in reading and one in writing.

Santa Monica HSE prep locations

GED Requirements in California

Santa Monica Adult Education Center (Santa Monica-Malibu USD)
2510 Lincoln Blvd | Santa Monica | CA 90405 | Ph: (310) 664-6222 ext. 76202

Santa Monica College Community Education
1900 Pico Blvd | Santa Monica | CA 90405 | Ph: (310) 434-3400

Santa Monica Public Library
601 Santa Monica Blvd | Santa Monica | CA 90401 | Ph: (310) 458-8308

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Facilities around Santa Monica (cities by alphabet)

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Beverly Hills Adult School
255 S Lasky Dr | Beverly Hills | CA 90212 | Ph: (310) 551-5150

Culver City Adult Reading Program
4909 Overland Ave | Culver City | CA 90230 | Ph: (310) 842-4300

Culver City Adult School
4501 Elenda St | Culver City | CA 90230 | Ph: (310) 842-4300

West Los Angeles College
9000 Overland Ave | Culver City | CA 90230 | Ph: (310) 287-4419

Work Source 
110 S La Brea Ave | Suite 307 | Inglewood | CA 90301 | Ph: (310) 680-2007
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Valley Prep Tutoring Services
13749 Riverside Dr | Sherman Oaks | CA 91423 | Ph: (818) 788-8700

Lincoln Adult Education Center
318 Lincoln Blvd | Venice | CA 90291 | Ph: (310) 392-6434

Venice Community Adult Education
13000 Venice Blvd | Venice | CA 90066 | Ph: (310) 577-4230

Venice Skills Center-GED Plus Program 
611 Fifth Ave | Venice | CA 90291 | Ph: (310) 664-5888

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Santa Monica area HSE testing centers 

Santa Monica Adult Education
2510 Lincoln Blvd | Santa Monica | CA 90405 | Ph: (310) 664-6222

Culver City Adult School
4501 Elenda St | Culver City | CA 90230 | Ph: (310) 842-4300

Inglewood Adult School
106 E Manchester Blvd | Suite 350 | Inglewood | CA 90301, Ph: (310) 330-5225

Venice Skills Center
611 Fifth Ave | Venice | CA 90291 | Ph: (310) 664-5888

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The new GED exam includes four tests in these academic subjects: Literacy, Math, Science and Social Studies. Besides the new GED, California residents can also take the new alternatives, the TASC and the HiSET tests, but testing sites decide which exam(s) they are using, so contact a test center close to you.

The HSE (high school equivalency) diploma is accepted by practically all U.S. schools and employers. To see if you qualify for the HSE program, check out GED CA requirements. On this page is also a lot more HSE testing information available.

GED Passing score

In January 2016, the passing score for each of the four GED subtests was lowered to 145 from 150. More can be read in this article: GED Lowered Passing Score. TASC and HiSET have their own scoring systems. Online HiSET, GED, or TASC testing is not available. You are required to show at an official California testing site to sit for the tests in person.

HSE benefits

The GED program has been used for almost seven decades to assess test-takers’ knowledge and skills at the level that can be expected of high school seniors. The GED diploma is necessary to get into higher education, to get a decent job, and to qualify for job promotions. The GED exam is available in English and Spanish. The GED (General Education Development) examination is a nationally recognized set of four tests created to assess the skills and concepts typically learned during a regular four-year high school education.

Practically all employers, community colleges, and universities accept the GED certificate in lieu of a high school credential. The GED exam consists of four separate tests: Literacy, Mathematics, Social Studies, and Science. To pass, students must receive a score of no less than 145 points on each test module, so a total score of 580 points across the four test modules. HiSET and TASC are scored in their own ways.

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