In this post, you can discover all GED prep locations and testing sites in the Elk Grove area. California uses the entirely computer-formatted GED exam for its high school equivalency testing program.
Additionally, the state introduced the HiSET exam for this purpose.
The HiSET® and GED® tests can be taken both online and at California’s state-approved testing sites. Read more below.
The exams offer adults who could not complete their HS education the chance to acquire an equivalent credential.
The GED exam has four independent modules, or subtests, that assess a candidate’s skills and knowledge in
- Reasoning through Language Arts (150 minutes)
- Mathematical Reasoning (115 minutes)
- Social Studies (70 minutes)
- Science (90 minutes)
The GED allows test takers to take one of the subject tests (modules) at a time.
The HiSET exam is administered through five tests. The Language Arts section is split up into reading and writing tests.
The HiSET subtests can, if wished, also be taken separately and are available in both a paper-based and a computerized format.
To learn more about California GED and HiSET fees and eligibility requirements, visit our post GED In California.
Elk Grove GED Prep Locations
Elk Grove USD Adult Education
9510 Elk Grove-Florin Road – Elk Grove – California 95624 – Ph (916) 686-7717
Elk Grove Adult & Community Education (for adults with disabilities)
8810 Elk Grove Blvd – Elk Grove – California 95624 – Ph: (916) 685.7666/686-7717
Elk Grove Library
8900 Elk Grove Blvd – Elk Grove – CA 95624 – Ph: (916) 264.5032
Free one-on-one instruction and tutoring by trained volunteers. Books and instructional materials are provided at no cost.
10055 Franklin High Rd – Elk Grove – CA 95757 – Ph: (916) 264.5032
Locations around Elk Grove (Cities by Alphabet)
Galt Adult Education
12935 Marengo Rd – Galt – California 95632 – Ph (209) 745-5852
Marian O. Lawrence Library
1000 Caroline Ave – Galt – California 95632 – Ph: (916) 264.5032
Isleton Library One-on-One Tutoring
412 Union St – Isleton – California 95641 – Ph: (916) 264.5032
Lodi USD GED Instruction
542 E Pine St – Lodi – California 95240 – Ph: (209) 331.7605
Wind River Adult Education
445 Montezuma St – Rio Vista – California 94571 – Phone (707) 374-1730
Elk Grove Adult and Community Ed. GED Instruction
8401-B Gerber Rd – Sacramento – California 95828 – Ph: (916) 686.7717
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Walnut Grove Library
14177 Market St – Walnut Grove – California 95690 – Ph: (916) 264.5032
Elk Grove Area GED Testing Centers
Sunrise Technical Center (GED)
7322 Sunrise Boulevard | Citrus Heights | California 95610 | Phone 916.971.7654
Twin Rivers Adult School (GED)
5703 Skvarla Avenue | McClellan | California 95652 | Phone 916.566.2785
Folsom-Cordova Adult Education (HiSET)
10850 Gadsten Way | Rancho Cordova | CA 95670 | Phone 916.635.6810 or 916.294.9106
California State University (GED, Library South, Lower Level, Room 14)
6000 J Street | Sacramento | CA 95819 | Phone 916.278.6296
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Stockton School For Adults (GED)
1525 N Pacific Avenue | Stockton | California 95204 | Phone 209.933.7455
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To see if you are eligible, go to GED testing criteria in California
Online GED and HiSET Testing
The HiSET and GED exams are now available in an online format as well. It used to be that if you wanted to earn your California HSE diploma, you had to show up in person at one of California’s official testing centers. That now had changed.
To learn more about the online “HiSET-At-Home” option, check out this page: The Online HiSET Test. GED testers wanting to take the four GED subtests online first need to score “green” on the GED Ready® practice test. Check here for more information about -> the Online GED exam.
Four GED Tests
As said before, the GED exam comprises four independent subject tests covering Math, Science, Language Arts, and Social Studies.
These subtests can be completed one at a time and in your preferred order. HiSET testing is done through five tests that may also be taken separately.
The HiSET Literacy section has separate tests in Language Writing and Language Reading. The HiSET exam will require around 7.5 hours to complete.
In California, each GED subject test (module) costs $41 (so $164 for the entire GED battery), and this applies to both online and on-site testing. The HiSET subtests are slightly cheaper.
Your GED scores are calibrated on a scale running from 100 to 200. On each sub-exam, the minimum required score is 145. There are four GED scoring ranges:
- 100-144 is the GED below-passing score
- 145-164 is the GED high school equivalency (HSE) score
- 165-174 is the GED college-ready score
- 175-200 is the GED college ready + college credits score
Your HiSET subtests are calibrated on a 0 to 20 score. On each sub-exam, the minimum score is 8. Overall, you must reach scores in the 45-100 range, and your essay must have at least a 2 out of 6 score.
Last Updated on November 23, 2023.