Listed on this page is an overview of all GED prep facilities and testing sites in the El Centro area. California uses two options for high school equivalency testing: the GED and HiSET exams.
The GED® and HiSET® exams may be taken online or at one of California’s HSE (high school equivalency) testing centers. Read more below.
Both exams are for individuals who left high school prematurely and give them a chance to earn an equivalent degree. The assessments measure fundamental knowledge at a level that compares to that of high school students after four years of education.
The HiSET is available both on paper and on a computer, while the GED is fully computer-formatted.
The GED has four individual subtests that measure a candidate’s knowledge of these subjects:
- Language Arts
- Social Studies
These tests can be taken separately and in any order you prefer.
The HiSET exam has two literacy tests (1 on writing and 1 on reading), so five in total, that can also be taken separately.
To read more about GED and HiSET testing fees and qualification requirements, visit GED In California.
El Centro GED Prep Classes
Central Union Adult Education
2345 S 2nd St – El Centro – CA 92243 – Phone: (760) 336-4500 or (760) 312-7050
Imperial Valley Regional Occupational Program
687 State St – El Centro – CA 92243 – Ph: (760) 482-2600
NOT a GED program, but the Imperial Valley Regional Occupational Program offers youth services for youth ages 14-24, including work readiness skills, mentoring and counseling, and paid and unpaid work experiences.
Imperial Pathways Charter School (Imperial Co. Office of Education)
253 E Ross Ave – El Centro – CA 92243 – Ph: (760) 312-5524
CET (Center for Employment Training)
294 South 3rd St – El Centro – CA 92243 – Ph: (760) 337-6565
CET offers the “Career Pathways Program” that allows you to work toward a GED while pursuing a technical education certificate.
One-Stop Business and Employment Services (Referral)
1550 Main St – El Centro – CA 92243 – Ph: (760) 337-5000
SER/Jobs for Progress HEP (Program for seasonal and migrant workers)
155 W Main St – El Centro – CA 92243 – Ph: (760) 352-8514
Herbert Hughes Correctional Center GED Program
328 Applestill Rd – El Centro – CA 92243 – Ph: (760) 339-6367
No availability for the public
Prep Sites around El Centro (Cities by Alphabet)
Brawley Union High School District Adult Education
480 N Imperial Ave – Brawley – CA 92227 – Ph: (760) 312-5100
Manzanita SCTCA Tribal Education
39-A Crestwood Rd – Boulevard – CA 91905 – Ph: (619) 766-3236
Robert Morales Adult Education Center
1201 Kloke Rd – Calexico – CA 92231 – Ph: (760) 768-3914
One-Stop Business and Employment Services-Calexico
301 Heber Ave – Calexico – CA 92231 – Ph: (442) 265-6192
Niland Family Resource Center
501 W Main St – Suite 4, Calipatria – CA 92233 – Ph: (760) 348-2101
Calipatria State Prison Adult School
7018 Blair Rd – Calipatria – CA 92233 – Ph: (760) 348-7000
Not publicly available
Holtville Adult Education
522 W 8th St – Holtville – CA 92250 – Ph: (760) 356-1304
Holbrook Adult School
322 N Imperial Ave – Imperial – CA 92251 – Ph: (760) 555-3207
AZ Western College (Downtown Ctr)
1351 South Redondo Center Dr – Yuma – AZ 85365 – Ph: (928) 317.7674/6181
For all Yuma Area GED prep facilities, <- check here
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El Centro Area GED Test Centers
From El Centro, Cities listed by Alphabet
Central Union Adult School (GED)
2345 S 2nd Street | El Centro | California 92243 | Phone 760.312.5070
CALRegional Education Center (HiSET, Suite G)
1151 S 4th Avenue | El Centro | California 92243 | Phone 760.312.7052
Palo Verde College Adult Education (GED)
1 College Drive | Blythe | California 92225 | Phone 760.921.5460
Brawley Adult Education Ctr (GED)
104 Magnolia Street | Brawley | California 92227 | Phone 760.312.5100
Arizona Western College (College Community Ctr, Bldg 3C, GED)
2020 South Avenue 8 E | Yuma | Arizona 85365 | Phone 928.344.7641
Check out GED testing in California to find out if you qualify.
Online GED and HiSET Testing
Testing over the Internet is now possible for qualifying candidates. Until recently, testing was exclusively possible face-to-face at certified testing centers, but that has now changed. To learn more about online HiSET testing, <- check here.
To qualify for online GED testing, candidates must score in the “green zone” of the GED Ready® practice test. To learn all about online proctored (OP) GED testing, <- check out this post.
Go to GED.com, where a lot of GED program information is available, and when you create your own account via MyGED, you will be guided through the processes step-by-step. You need an email address (if you don’t have one, you can create one right there online) and a major credit or debit card.
Through digitalization, the registration and scheduling process for your GED tests has become extremely easy. Everything is done online on the official GED Testing Service website, GED.com.
GED Passing Score
Your GED scores are calibrated on a 100 to 200 scale. On each of the four GED sub-exams, the passing score is 145. There are three passing score ranges:
- 145-164 = high school equivalent score range
- 165-174 = college-ready score range
- 175-200 = college-ready PLUS credits score range
On the HiSET exam, you must reach at least a score of 8 out of 20 on each of the five sub-exams. Your overall score must be in the 45-100 range, and your essay score must be at least 2 out of 6.
Last Updated on November 24, 2023.