GED Classes Merced, California

This article lists all high school equivalency prep sites and testing centers in the Merced area. California uses two options for this purpose: the GED and HiSET exams.

Both the HiSET and the GED can be taken online or at a state-approved test center. Read more below.

The exams give adults who were not in a position to complete high school the opportunity to earn an equivalent degree.

Both alternatives measure skills and knowledge at a level that compares to that of high school graduates.

The GED® (General Education Development) test is a series of four independent subtests in

  • Language Arts
  • Math
  • Science
  • Social Studies

The HiSET® exam contains five subtests. Here, the section Literacy comes with separate writing and reading tests.

You can take one of the four GED or five HiSET subtests (modules) at a time and in the order you wish.

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Merced GED Prep Sites

Merced Adult School GED Classes
50 E 20th Street – Merced – CA 95340 – Ph: (209) 325.2800

Wolfe Education Center Empower Program
732 W 13th Street – Merced – CA 95341 – Ph: (209) 381.5919/5926
The Empower Program is for adults and out-of-school youth ages 18 to 24 and provides paid and unpaid work experience as well as financial support for their GED diplomas. Qualifying applicants must first attend an orientation session.

Merced College GED Program
3600 M Street – Merced – CA 95348 – Ph: (209) 381.6540
Merced College offers a 6-week GED Program that starts in January, November, and December. The cost is $100. Location: Business Resource Center, 630 W 19th Street, Merced, CA 95340.

Catholic Charities Career and Education Center-Merced
336 W Main Street #1 – Merced – CA 95340 – Ph: (209) 383.2494

Merced County Jail Ministry
PO Box 1221 – Merced – CA 95341 – Ph: (209) 756.0678
This is not a publicly available program

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Locations around Merced (Cities by Alphabet)

Merced Adult School-Atwater
2120 Spacecraft Drive – Atwater – CA 95301 – Ph: (209) 325.2800

Chowchilla Adult Education (@Chowchilla Resource Center)
445 Trinity Avenue – Chowchilla – CA 93610 – Ph: (559) 665.5683

Mariposa County Library El Portal Branch
9670 Rancheria Flat Road – El Portal – CA 95318 – Ph: (209) 966.2140

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Firebaugh-Las Deltas Adult Education
1666 Saipan Avenue – Firebaugh – CA 93622 – Ph: (559) 659.3899

Fresno Adult Education (César E. Chávez Ed. Ctr.)
2500 Stanislaus St – Fresno – CA 93721 – Ph: (559) 457.6000
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Gustine Adult Education
685 Wallis Avenue – Gustine – CA 95322 – Ph: (209) 854.2664/9575

Le Grand Union High School District
12961 E Le Grand Road – Le Grand – CA 95333 – Ph: (209) 389.9403

Livingston Middle School (Spanish GED class)
101 F Street – Livingston – CA 95334 – Ph: (209 394.5450

Mariposa Adult Education GED Instruction
5058 Jones Street – Classroom 26 – Mariposa – CA 95338 – Ph: (209) 617.1206

Modesto Junior College (West Campus, Sierra Hall, Rm 255)
2201 Blue Gum Avenue – Modesto – CA 95358 – Ph: (209) 575.6332
For all Modesto area classes, check out Modesto area GED programs

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Yosemite Adult Education
50200 Road 427 – Oakhurst – CA 93644 – Ph: (559) 683.8801

Turlock Adult Education GED Classes
1574 East Canal Drive – Turlock – CA 95380 – Ph: (209) 667.0643

Learning Matters!! (@Good Shepherd Church)
640 Minaret Ave – Turlock – CA 95380 – Ph: (209) 667.7712

Central Valley Opportunity Center (CVOC)
6838 Bridget Court – Winton – CA 95388 – Ph: (209) 357.0062
CVOC offers the Migrant HEP (High School Equivalency Program) to prepare farmworkers for the GED or HiSET exam. For Merced call 209-357-0062, for Stanislaus 209-577-3210, and for Madera 559-662-0100.

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Merced Area GED Testing Centers

Merced Adult School-GED, HiSET (Room 110)
50 E. 20th Street, Merced, CA 95340, Phone (209) 325-2838/2800

From here, cities by alphabet

Hanline Adult Education-GED
4231 Central Avenue, Ceres, CA 95307, Phone (209) 556-1557

Sierra Vista Adult School (HiSET)
23370 Road 22, Chowchilla, CA 93610 – Phone (559) 665-5531

Valley State Adult School (HiSET)
21633 Avenue 24, Chowchilla, CA 93610 – Phone (559) 665-6100

Fresno Central USD (GED, HiSET)
2698 N Brawley Ave, Fresno, CA 93722, Phone (559) 276-5230

Fresno Adult School HiSET Testing
2500 Stanislaus St, Fresno, CA 93721, Phone (559) 457-6036

Petersen Educational Pathways (GED/HiSET, Stanislaus COE)
715 13th Street, Modesto, CA 95354, Phone (209) 238-6506

Project YES-Modesto (HiSET Testing)
1222 J Street, Modesto, CA 95354, Phone (209) 556-1558

Tuolumne County Schools Test Center-HiSET and GED
175 Fairview Lane, Sonora, CA 95370, Phone: (209) 536-2012

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Online GED, HiSET Testing

Online GED or HiSET testing was no option. You needed to come to a state-approved testing site and take the exam in person, but fortunately, that is changing. The GED and HiSET exams are now also offered in an online version. If you want to learn more, check out online HiSET testing, and for online GED testing, <- check here.

For Who is the GED?

The GED and HiSET exams are for adults who left high school prematurely, and students who pass one of the tests have demonstrated that they can function independently in college and the workplace.

Holding the High School Equivalency diploma will certainly result in better employment options, and it opens the doors to schools of higher education.


The HiSET exam contains five tests (two Language tests, one on writing and one on reading) and is available in a paper-based version and on a computer. Testing centers decide which exam(s) they use, so learn about the options in a test center near you.

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Last Updated on December 18, 2023.