This post lists all GED prep facilities and testing centers in and around Bishop. California offers its residents two options to earn their high school equivalency diploma.
So the GED exam is not the only option in California. The state also welcomed the HiSET exam for high school equivalency testing.
GED® and HiSET® testing can be done both online and at one of California’s state-approved testing sites.
The exams measure general knowledge at a similar level as what is expected from graduating high school seniors.
The GED exam has four separate subtests (independent modules) in these fields:
- Social Studies
The HiSET comes with five tests (not modular), as the Literacy section has two separate tests on writing and reading.
The HiSET can be done on a computer or on paper, whereas the GED is entirely computer-based.
You have the liberty to sit for the GED and HiSET modules when you’re ready to do so; no need to take it all in one session.
To learn more about the cost of GED and HiSET testing in California and qualification requirements, visit GED in California.
Bishop GED Prep Locations
Cerro Coso Community College (Eastern Sierra College Center)
4090 W Line Street, Bishop, CA 93514, Phone: 760-872-1565
Eastern Sierra College Center (ESCC) is a part of Cerro Coso Community College. The school serves the region of California, including the Counties of
- Lone Pine
- Big Pine
- Death Valley
Job Spot INYO Adult Education
151 N. Main Street, Bishop, CA 93514, Phone: 760-299-5959
INYO American Indian Adult Education GED Instruction
166 Grandview Drive, Bishop, CA 93514, Phone: 760-878-2426 ext. 237
Owens Valley Conservation Camp 26 GED Program
2781 S Round Valley Road, Bishop, CA 93514, Phone: 760-387-2686
Not publicly available
Locations around Bishop (Cities by Alphabet)
Mono County Adult Education
37 Emigrant St, Bridgeport, California 93517, Phone: 760-914-4131
Please check if classes are given
Mineral Co. HiSET Classes (@Mineral County District Office, Room 37)
751 A Street, Hawthorne, NV 89415, Phone: 775-945-2909
Lone Pine Adult School
301 S Hay Street, Lone Pine, California 93545, Ph: 760-876-5579
Cerro Coso Comm. Coll. Eastern Sierra Campus-Mammoth Lakes
101 College Parkway, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546, Phone: 760-934-2875
Mono County Adult Education
451 Sierra Park Road, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546, Phone: 760-914-4131
Bishop Area Testing Sites
From Bishop, Cities listed by Alphabet
Eastern Sierra College Center Bishop-GED
4090 West Line Street, Bishop, CA 93514, Phone: 760.872.5301
Clovis Adult School Test Site-HiSET & GED
1452 David E Cook Way, Clovis, CA 93611, Phone: 559.327.2800/2856
Fresno Adult Education-HiSET & GED
2500 Stanislaus Street, Fresno, CA 93721, Phone: 559.457.6003
Hanford Adult School-GED
905 N Campus Drive, Hanford, CA 93230, Phone: 559.583.5905
Mineral County Adult Education-HiSET
751 A Street, Room 39, Hawthorne, NV 89415, Phone: 775.945.2909
Tulare Adult School-GED
575 W Maple Avenue, Tulare, CA 93274, Phone: 559.686.0225
Visalia Testing Center-HiSET & GED
3110 E Houston Avenue, Visalia, CA 93292, Phone: 559.730.7655/7646
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To see if you qualify, check out the page GED in California
GED Passing Score
The passing score on each individual GED subtest is 145 on a grading score that runs from 100-200. You can learn all about GED scoring on this page. The HiSET exam is scored in its own way. On each of the five HiSET exams, you must reach at least 8 out of 20 points, and your overall score must be at least 45. Additionally, you’ll have to get at least a score of 2 (out of a possible 6) for your essay.
Online GED and HiSET Testing
Taking the GED and HiSET exams online is now possible as well. It used to be that the tests needed to be taken exclusively at designated testing sites, but that has changed.
To be eligible for taking the GED exam online, candidates must attain “green” scores on the GED Ready® practice test. For more information on the online HiSET-At-Home exam, check out this Online HiSET Testing article, and to get more informed about the online proctored (OP) GED exam, check out Online GED Testing.
The certificate or diploma that you will receive after passing the now computer-formatted California GED exam, or the HiSET, is recognized and accepted as being equivalent to a normal high school diploma by recruiters, businesses, state and federal government agencies, and colleges all across the United States.
HiSET and GED
The HiSET is slightly more affordable than the GED and is still available in both paper and computer formats. GED preparation classes and the GED exam cover basic subject areas that high school students must master upon graduation.
Paper and pencil testing is no longer possible on the GED exam, but the state of California has decided that the alternative HiSET assessment can also be used by test centers. Test centers can decide by themselves which method(s) they will use. The HiSET exam offers both paper and computer formats.
Last Updated on November 10, 2023.