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Earn Your High School Equivalency Certificate!

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​This program is tuition-free to anyon​e over 18 living in the state of California​

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Earn your Equivalency Certificate in as little as 4 months.

Convenient Online Classes * Group lessons* One-on-One Instruction.

Class​ Schedule

Monday through Thursday
8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
5:00 PM to 9:00 PM​

Program Details

This programs teaches the topics you need to pass your HiSET/GED Equivalency Certificate. 
Classes are offered online via Zoom and are taught in Spanish.

Ready to get started? 

​Step 1:
Click on the Register now button below.​​
​Step 2:
Complete the application. When it asks for course details, just write 'HiSET/GED' in the course name.
​Step 3: 
You will receive a confirmation email and instructions on how to get started in class.

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Equivalency Certificate FAQs

What is a High School Equivalency Certificate?

You earn a high school equivalency certificate by taking the GED or HiSET exam. A passing score on either of these exams is equal by law to a California high school diploma, per the California State Board of Education​.​​
​How much does it cost?

Our test preparation classes are free but there are fees to take the GED/HiSET tests.  

What is the difference between the GED/HiSET and the Adult High School Diploma?

The GED consists of four tests and the HiSET consists of five tests that will award students a High School Equivalency certificate from the state of California.  The core content areas include: Reading and Writing (Reasoning Through Language Arts), Mathematical Reasoning, Science, and Social Studies.  On the other hand, a high school diploma, is awarded after students complete 160 units and 3 proficiencies.  Both programs prepare our students to transition to college or to enter the workforce.

​Are the GED and HiSET exams offered in Spanish?
What is the difference between taking the GED or HiSET in English vs. Spanish?

Both tests will award students a High School Equivalency Certificate to transition to college or to enter the workforce.  Classes are offered in English and Spanish, and students may take the exams in the language of their choice.  Where appropriate, students who take the GED or HiSET in Spanish should take advantage of our English as a Second Language (ESL) program.

How long will it take to earn my GED or HiSET?

Our classes are held in a lab setting which allows you to work at your own pace.  The more you attend class and prepare for the exam, the quicker you will be ready for the actual GED/HiSET exam.​​

What modes of testing are available for each test?

The GED official exam is only offered on a computer format.  On the other hand, the HiSET offers students the option of paper or computer testing formats.  ​

How much will it costs to take the exams?
The GED exam costs $35 per section plus a one-time $20 sitting fee, for a total cost of $160.  HiSET exam costs vary by site, but it is approximately $24 per section plus a one-time $20 state fee, for a total cost of $140.  For both exams, you may test in one section a time and pay as you go.   If you don't pass a section, the exams allow for re-takes.  Please see the official GED Testing Services website:​  or the official HiSET website:  for more information. 

​Are there any scholarships available?
Yes, Based on financial need and class attendance a current student may qualify for a scholarship to cover the cost of the HiSET​​ exam fees.

Quick Links​

HiSET / GED Course Catalog​
​​​Faculty Directory
​​HiSET Testing & Scholarships

Have Questions or need support? 

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or call us at 714-628-5900.​