On this page, you can find all GED preparatory class sites and testing centers in the Escondido area. California is using two options for high school equivalency testing, the HiSET and GED exams.
The GED and HiSET exams may be taken in an online format or at one of California’s official testing centers. Read more below.
The assessments give adults who didn’t graduate high school another option to obtain an equivalent degree.
The GED® exam comes with four separate subtests in math, science, literacy, and social studies.
The four GED subtests are independent tests that can be taken one at a time.
The HiSET® exam has five subtests (Literacy has separate reading and writing tests) that can be dealt with separately, too.
The GED test is fully computer-based, whereas the HiSET can be done on-computer or on-paper.
Escondido GED prep classes
Escondido Adult School
220 W Crest Street – Escondido, CA 92025, Phone 760-737-8000
Escondido Adult School’s programs have been at the service of Escondido and surrounding areas since 1968. The adult school is striving to meet the educational and vocational requirements of community members via the school’s adult education classes, Regional Occupational Programs, and community education courses.
Every year, some 10,000 students sign up for the school’s classes that are provided at 27 locations in the city. The school employs 87 committed instructors and 36 support employees. All applicants are required to take the GED exam on a computer in the school’s new Pearson VUE GED testing lab. Escondido Adult School is actually the only North County Adult Education Center that offers the HiSET exam (at the school’s new computer-based HiSET testing lab).
Escondido Public Library (Online Resources)
239 S Kalmia Street – Escondido, CA 92025, Phone 760-839-5440
North County Educational Opportunity Center Escondido (Palomar College)
1951 East Valley Parkway – Escondido, CA 92025, Phone 760-744-1150 ext. 8110
Escondido Education COMPACT (North County Youth Career Network)
220 South Broadway – Escondido, CA 92025, Phone 760-839-4515
North County Youth Career Network supports young adults ages 16-21 who are looking to earn their high school or GED diplomas.
Locations around Escondido (cities by alphabet)
MiraCosta College San Elijo Campus Adult Community Education
3333 Manchester Avenue – Cardiff, CA 92007, Phone 760-944-4449 or 760-795-8710 (Oceanside)
Carlsbad City Library Learning Center
3368 Eureka Place – Carlsbad, CA 92008, Phone 760-931-4500
NOT a GED program, but Literacy tutoring for adults in English and Spanish
Foothills Adult Ed. Ctr. (Grossmont Adult Education)
1550 Melody Ln – El Cajon – CA 92019 – Phone 619 – 588-3500
Check all El Cajon locations at -> El Cajon GED Courses
MCC Adult High School (Sunset High School)
684 Requeza Street – Encinitas, CA 92024, Phone 760-753-3860 or 760-795-8710 (MCC-Oceanside)
160 N El Camino Real – Encinitas, CA 92024, Phone: 760-230-0121
MiraCosta College Community Learning Ctr
1831 Mission Avenue – Oceanside, CA 92057, Phone 760-795-8710
MiraCosta College offers a GED program that serves the north coastal communities of San Diego County.
Oceanside Public Library (Oceanside READS Learning Ctr)
330 N Coast Highway – Oceanside – CA 92054 – Phone 760-435-5680
READS Learning Center helps adult learners work toward their GED through one-on-one tutoring and prep classes.
Poway Adult School
13626 Twin Peaks Road – Poway – CA 92064 – Phone: 858-668-4024
Montecito H.S. Adult Education
720 Ninth Street – Ramona – CA 92065 – Phone 760-787-4334/4306
San Diego Adult Education-Centre City GED Classes
1400 Park Boulevard – San Diego – CA 92101 – Phone 619.388.4600
For a complete overview of San Diego locations, go to -> San Diego GED Classes
San Marcos Adult School
158 Cassou Road – San Marcos – CA 92069 – Phone 760-290-2550
Temecula Valley Adult School GED Instruction (MSJC)
32225 Pio Pico Rd – Temecula – CA 92592 – Phone 951.294.6512 or 951.487.3707 MSJC)
Check out all Temecula area locations here -> Temecula GED Courses
San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians (San Pasqual Community Services)
16400 Kumeyaay Way – Valley Center – CA 92082 – Phone 760-751-1474
Two Directions GED Classes
38 Claudina Lane – Rincon Reservation – Valley Center – CA 92082 – Phone 760-749-1196
Vista USD Adult School
510 Sunset Drive – Vista – CA 92081 – Phone 760-758-7122
San Diego County Library-Vista Branch (Online Resources)
700 Eucalyptus Avenue – Vista – CA 92084 – Phone 760-643-5144
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Online proctored HiSET and GED tests
The GED and HiSET tests can be taken online as well. In the past, if you wanted to get hold of your equivalency credential, you had to appear at a state-designated test center in person. That has now changed.
If you want to learn more about the HiSET-AT-Home online testing option, check out our post about online HiSET testing. To qualify for online GED testing, applicants must first score in the “green zone” on the GED Ready® test. You can learn more here: Introducing the online GED test.
GED testing centers in the Escondido area
After Escondido, Cities by Alphabet
Escondido Adult Education School (HiSET, GED)
220 W Crest Street, Escondido, CA 92025, Phone 760-739-7300
Murrieta Valley Adult School (GED)
24150 Hayes Ave, Murrieta, CA 92562, Phone: 951-696-3805
David L Long Regional Learning Center (HiSET)
41350 Guava St, Murrieta, CA 92562, Phone: 951-249-8700/922-7376
MiraCosta College (GED)
1831 Mission Avenue, Building C, Room 137, Oceanside, CA 92058, Phone 760-795-6685
Poway Adult School (GED, HiSET)
13626 Twin Peaks Road, Poway, CA 92064, Phone 858-668-4024
Montecito High School (GED)
720 Ninth Street, Ramona, CA 92065, Phone 760-787-4300
Vista Adult Education Center (GED)
305 East Bobier Drive, Vista, CA 92084, Phone 760-758-7122
Vista Adult School-Sunset Campus (GED, HiSET)
510 Sunset Drive, Vista, CA 92081, Phone 760-758-7122
GED registration & cost
Registration for the GED tests must be done online at GED.com, and when you sign up with MyGED you can benefit from a great portal that will inform you on all processes that lead to your GED diploma and also about schools and their academic programs and job market options and developments.
The cost for the GED exam is $140 for all four tests ($35 per test), and you now have the option to take one test whenever you are ready; no need to do it all at one time. You will need to have a major credit/debit card, but if that’s a problem, you can purchase vouchers; just check with your testing center. The HiSET exam is slightly cheaper.
Last Updated on June 16, 2022.