This is an overview of GED prep classes and testing locations in the Modesto region. California uses two options for high school equivalency testing, the HiSET and GED exams.
The HiSET and GED can both be taken online or at an official California testing facility.
The exams give individuals who quit high school before graduating another chance to earn an equivalent degree.
Both exams measure knowledge at a level that compares to that of graduating HS students.
The GED® includes four separate subtests in Math, Science, Social Studies, and Literacy that can be taken separately.
The HiSET® exam has individual writing and reading subtests (so five in total) that are also offered separately.
Modesto GED prep classes
Modesto Junior College Community Education
435 College Ave, Modesto, CA 95350, Ph: 209-575-6332
Modesto Junior College West Campus (Sierra Hall, Room 255)
2201 Blue Gum Ave, Modesto, CA 95358, Ph: 209-575-6332
LearningQuest (Stanislaus Literacy Ctr)
1032-A 11th St, Modesto, CA 95354, Ph: 209-548-9266
LearningQuest is located on the corner of 11th and K Streets. For Spanish, call 209-522-0656.
1222 J St, Modesto, CA 95354, Ph: 209-556-1558
1532 Standiford Ave, Suite B, Modesto, CA 95350, Ph: 209-900-8305
Cambridge Academies Enterprise Migrant Program
1301 K Street, Suite B, Modesto, CA 95354, Ph: 209-408-8193
Enterprise Migrant helps agricultural and migrant workers and their direct dependents earn a high school equivalency diploma through classes in English and Spanish. Classes are available in rural communities through collaboration with local agencies and churches.
Central Valley Opportunity Center (HEP for migrant workers)
1801 H Street, Suite A-4, Modesto, CA 95354, Ph: 209-577-3210
CVOC’s High School Equivalency Program (HEP) prepares farmworkers to earn a High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED). Holding the credential will enhance their employment options and allow for post-secondary studies or enrollment in a vocational training program.
Come Back Kids (CBK) Program
1100 H St, Modesto, CA 95354, Ph: 209-238-8600
NOT a GED program, but a rigorous High School Completion Program.
To check what you know, take a free GED Practice Test.
Locations around Modesto (cities by alphabet)
Ceres Adult Education Center
4295 Central Ave, Ceres, CA 95307, Ph: 209-556-1557
Mariposa County Library (Online Resources)
10322 Fiske Rd, Suite C, Coulterville, CA 95311, Ph: 209-966-2140
Gustine Adult School
685 Wallis Ave, Gustine, CA 95322, Ph: 209-854-9575/2664
Manteca USD-Education & Training Center
2271 W Louise Ave, Manteca, CA 95337, Ph: 209-858-7330
Manteca Sylvan Learning Center
1162 South Main St, Manteca, CA 95337, Ph: 209-456-5512
Wolfe Education Ctr
732 W 13th St, Merced, CA 95341, Ph: 209-381-5923/5916
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Newman Adult Education
890 Main St, Newman, CA 95360, Ph: 209-862-2309
Patterson Adult Education (@ Del Puerto High School)
640 M St, Patterson, CA 95363, Ph: 209-892-4720 or 209-895-7739
ATCAA Family Support Program
18080 Blue Bell East, Sonora, CA 95370, Ph: 209-533-5065 ext. 6
Stockton Adult School GED Program
1525 Pacific Ave, Stockton, California 95207, Ph: 209-933-7455
For all GED prep facilities in and around Stockton, go to Stockton GED Classes
Tracy Adult School
1895 West Lowell Ave, Tracy, CA 95376, Ph: 209-830-3384 ext. 1665
CDCR (Deuel Vocational Institution)
23500 Kasson Rd, Tracy, CA 95378, Ph: 209-835-4141
Not available to the public
Summerville Adult Education
17555 Tuolumne Road, Tuolumne, CA 95379, Ph: 209-928-4288/4228
MeWuk Tribal Council
19595 Mi-Wu Street, Tuolumne, CA 95379, Ph: 209-928-5333
Turlock Adult School
1574 E Canal Dr, Turlock, CA 95380, Ph: 209-667-0643
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Learning Matters Program
640 Minaret Avenue, Turlock, CA 95380, Ph: 209-667-7712
Calaveras Co. Adult Ed. GED Instruction
670 Church St, Vallecito, CA 95251, Ph: 209-736-6046
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HiSET and GED exams online
You can now take both the GED and the HiSET online. Until recently, online HSE testing was not possible. You were required to come to a state-designated test center and sit for the tests in person.
Fortunately, that has now changed. The GED and HiSET exams are now also available in an online proctored version as well. To learn more, visit ‘The online HiSET exam,’ and for GED information, check out -> ‘The online GED test.’
Modesto area GED testing centers
Stanislaus Co. Office of Education-Educational Options division – GED & HiSET
715 13th Street | Modesto | CA 95354 | Ph: 209-238-6502
Project Yes-Modesto – HiSET
1222 J Street | Modesto | CA 95354 | Ph: 209-556-1558
Hanline Adult Education Center – GED
4231 Central Avenue | Ceres | CA 95307 | Ph: 209-556-1557
Project YES – HiSET
4295 Central Avenue | Ceres | CA 95307 | Ph: 209-556-1558
Manteca Adult School – HiSET
2271 W Louise Avenue | Manteca | CA 95337 | Ph: 209-858-7330
Rolling Hills Testing Site – HiSET
2110 Prince Street | Newman | CA 95360 | Ph: 209-408-8193
Tracy Adult School – HiSET
1895 W Lowell Avenue | Tracy | CA 95376 | Ph: 209-830-3384
Last Updated on June 18, 2022.