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GED/HiSET

Earn your High School Equivalency Certificate with us!

We offer free classes to prepare you for the GED/HiSET examination. The exams are available in English and Spanish.
 

High School Equivalency Requirements:

All test takes must meet ALL the following State requirements:
  • You have not completed high school.
  • You are a California resident or member of the armed services assigned to duty in the state of California.
  • You have passed all portions of a High School Equivalency (HSE) Test that has been approved by the State Board of Education taken at a testing center that has been approved by California Department of Education

 

Test takers must also meet ONE of the following requirements:

  • You are 18 years of age or within 60 days of your 18th birthday
  • You are within 60 days of when you would have graduated from high school had you remained and completed the usual courses required for graduation
  • You are 17 years of age, have been out of school for at least 60 consecutive days and provide a letter of request from the military, a post-secondary educational institution, or employer that states the need for you to take a HSE Test.

GED

A student will be issued a GED upon successful completion of all four of the GED exams which are:
  • Reasoning Through Language Arts
  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Science
  • Social Studies

 

Passing score required for each test is 145 points or higher.


The cost per test is $35. Total for all four tests is $140. 


To take the GED Test you must have one of the following:

  1. A VALID California Driver's License or;
  2. A VALID California Identification Card or;
  3. A Government issued ID Card

 

GED Testing

RACE Computer Lab
Every Tuesday from 4:00pm-7:00pm
Schedule appointment through GED
 
For more information please visit GED

HiSET

A student will be issued a HiSET Certificate upon successful completion of all five tests which are:
  • Language Arts- Reading
  • Language Arts- Writing
  • Mathematics
  • Social Studies
  • Science

 

Passing score required for each test is 45 points or higher.


The cost per test is $25. Total for all five tests is $125.

Test Fee is non-refundable and testing must be completed within 12 months of registration.

 

To take the HiSET Test you must have one of the following:

  1. A VALID California Driver's License or;
  2. A VALID California Identification Card or;
  3. A Government issued ID Card
 

 

HiSET Testing
 
RACE Conference Room/Computer Lab
Available Monday-Friday, by appointment.
Please contact Counseling 
 
For more information please visit HiSET
 

 

Schedule an Appointment
 
Meet with our Counselors
Stephani Garcia
Call: 626-965-5975

Email: [email protected]

Ivette Valeriano
Call: 626-965-5975

High School Equivalency FAQs

What is a High School Equivalency Certificate?


A high school equivalency is a recognized alternative to a high school diploma. 

We offer two test preparation classes:

GED

HiSET


What scores are required to pass the High School Equivalency test?


GED- To pass the GED Test in California, you need a passing school of at least 145 on each of the four GED subject tests.

Reasoning Through Language Arts

Mathematical Reasoning

Science

Social Studies


HiSET- Each of the five subtests are scored on a scale of 1-20.

In order to pass you must do all three of the following:

Achieve a score of at least 8 on each of the five individual subtests

Score at least 2 of the 6 on the essay portion of the writing test

Have a total combined score on all five tests of at least 45


How will I know if I passed or failed the test?


For GED computer testing you will receive a scores are available email after the taking the test.

For HiSET paper testing scores will be available within five to ten business days of when the tests arrive in the testing center.


How long does it take to prepare for the GED/HiSET tests?


Length of completion varies depending on each student and the time they spend preparing for the exams. 


How much does it cost?


Our preparation classes are FREE. 

GED: The cost per test is $35. Total for all four tests is $140. 

HiSET: The cost per test is $25. Total for all five tests is $125.