GED Classes Santa Monica, California

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

In California, you can take the computer-formatted GED® exam for High School Equivalency (HSE) testing, but the state additionally gave its OK to two alternatives for this purpose, the HiSET and TASC. To see if you qualify for the HSE program, check out  GED in California. On this page is also a lot more HSE testing information available.

Passing score

The GED, HiSET, and TASC exams are for adults who left high school prematurely and offer them another chance to earn a California High School Equivalency Certificate. In January 2016, the passing score for each of the four GED subtests was lowered to 145 from 150. More can be read this article: GED Lowered Passing Score.

GED level

All three HSE exams measure knowledge at a level that compares to that of a graduating high school student. The new GED exam includes four individual subtests in the fields of Science, Math, Social Studies, and Literacy. The TASC and HiSET come with five tests as the section Literacy has two tests, one in reading and one in writing.

For detailed HSE testing information, check out this post: HSE testing in California.

Santa Monica GED 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

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Facilities around Santa Monica (cities by alphabet)

GED Requirements in California

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

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

GED Requirements in California

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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

GED Requirements in California

Alternatives TASC and HiSET

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.

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.

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