If you don’t have a high school diploma, earning a GED (General Education Development) diploma is a great option. This is your route to improve your career prospects, increase your earnings potential, and further your education.
California uses two options for high school equivalency testing, the GED and the HiSET exams.
The assessments can be taken online and at official California test centers. Read more below.
Both options provide adults with the chance to obtain a certification that has the same legal value as a common high school diploma.
Both the GED and the HiSET assess knowledge and academic skills at a level that compares to that of high school graduates.
The GED exam is fully computerized and has four separate modules (subtests).
The GED subtests are in Language Arts (reading and writing combined), Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies.
The HiSET contains five subtests as the Language part has separate reading and writing subtests.
The HiSET exam is available in both paper-based and computerized formats whereas the GED is available only on a computer.
The five HiSET testing fields are Language Arts-Reading, Language Arts-Writing, Science, Math, and Social Studies
Daly City GED prep classes
Jefferson Adult Education (Career and Education Center-East Portable Building)
699 Serramonte Boulevard, Suite 111, Daly City, California 94015, Phone (650) 550.7890
Day GED prep classes are also offered at Serramonte, and evening GED classes are offered at Serramonte and Jefferson High School.
Jefferson Adult Education (War Memorial Community Center)
6655 Mission Street, Daly City, California 94014, Phone (650) 991.8086
GED classes provided by Jefferson Adult School
Woodrow Wilson Elementary
43 Miriam Street, Daly City, California 94014, Phone (650) 301.1255
GED classes provided by Jefferson Adult School
GED prep classes around Daly City
San Bruno County Jail
1 Moreland Drive, San Bruno, California 94066, Phone (650) 266.9566
Not publicly available
City College of San Francisco Adult Learning Center
1170 Market Street, Fourth Floor, San Francisco, California 94102, Phone (415) 561.1871
City College of San Francisco Mission Campus
1125 Valencia Street, San Francisco, California 94110, Phone (415) 561.1824 or (415) 920.6043
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San Mateo Adult School
789 Et Poplar Avenue, San Mateo, California 94401, Phone (650) 558.2100
Gateway Comm. School GED Classes
35 Tower Road, San Mateo, California 94402, Phone (650) 598.2153
South San Francisco Adult Education
825 Southwood Drive, South San Francisco, California 94080, Phone (650) 877.8844
Daly City area GED testing centers
Jefferson Union Adult Education (GED)
699 Serramonte Boulevard, Daly City, California 94015, Phone (650) 550-7891
City College of San Francisco Mission Center (GED or HiSET)
1125 Valencia Street, Room 114/105, San Francisco, California 94110, Phone (415) 561-1824
City College of San Francisco-John Adams Campus (HiSET)
1860 Hayes Street, San Francisco, California 94117, Phone (415) 561-1824
San Francisco Youth Guidance Center (HiSET)
375 Woodside Avenue, Unit 8, San Francisco, California 94127, Phone (415) 753-7800
San Mateo Adult School (GED)
789 East Poplar Avenue, San Mateo, California 94401, Phone (650) 558-2100
South San Francisco Adult Education Ctr (HiSET)
825 Southwood Road, South San Francisco, California 94080, Phone (650) 877-8844
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Online HiSET and GED testing
The HiSET and GED exams are now offered in a proctored, online format as well. To take the GED exam online, candidates need to score in the “green zone” on the GED Ready practice test. To learn more about the online GED test, <- check out this article.
If you wish to learn more about the HiSET-At-Home online proctored option, go to this post: The Online HiSET Test.
Taking GED practice tests
Among the most important things that you can do to be successful on the GED exam is taking multiple practice tests. These are available through a few different sources, including online. Look for interactive programs that will allow you to learn from your mistakes after you have made them.
You can also buy prep books which will not only go through all of the materials which will be on the test. They will also offer you the kinds of practice tests that are most in sync with the test that you will be taking.
Make sure that you are taking your time when going through these tests to learn more from them, and reading newspapers is always good for your language skills.
Preparation is key
Whenever you are trying to get a GED (General Education Development) diploma, there are many things that you will have to do. The method of preparation that you will have to go through will allow you to be ready to take the test so that you will only have to take it one time. The better that you prepare for the test, the easier it will be for you to pass it the first time.
Last Updated on June 15, 2022.