GED Classes Modesto, California

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 be taken online or at an official California testing facility.

Online GED Classes

A simple and easy way of getting your GED diploma.

Learn fast, stay motivated, and pass your GED quickly.


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 covering the subjects of

  • Math
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • English Language Literacy

The sub-exams can be written separately and in any order.

The HiSET® exam has individual writing and reading subtests (five in total) that are also offered separately.

To learn more about eligibility criteria and test costs, check out GED Testing In California. 

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.

Project Yes-Modesto
1222 J St, Modesto, CA 95354, Ph: 209-556-1558

Sylvan Modesto
1532 Standiford Ave, Suite B, Modesto, CA 95350, Ph: 209-900-8305

GED Testing Requirements in California

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:
GED CA Practice Tests

Locations around Modesto (Cities by Alphabet)

Ceres Adult Education Center
4295 Central Ave, Ceres, CA 95307, Ph: 209-556-1557

Gustine Adult School
685 Wallis Ave, Gustine, CA 95322, Ph: 209-854-9575/2664

Free online CA GED prep course

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
See more Merced area GED prep sites <- here

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 Area 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

HiSET and GED Exams Online

You can now take both the GED and the HiSET online. Until recently, online HSE (High School Equivalency) testing was not possible. You had 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.’

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Modesto Area GED Testing Centers

Petersen Educational Pathways (Stanislaus Co. Office of Education, GED & HiSET)
715 13th Street | Modesto | CA 95354 | Ph: 209-238-6506/1507

Project YES Modesto (HiSET)
1222 J Street | Modesto | CA 95354 | Ph: 209-556-1558

From here, cities by alphabet

Hanline Adult Education Center (GED)
4231 Central Avenue | Ceres | CA 95307 | Ph: 209-556-1557

Manteca Adult School (HiSET)
2271 W Louise Avenue | Manteca | CA 95337 | Ph: 209-858-7330

Merced Adult School (GED)
50 E 20th Street | Merced | CA 95344 | Ph: 209-325-2838

Tuolumne County Adult School (GED, HiSET)
175 Fairview Lane | Sonora | CA 95370 | Ph: 209-536-2012 or 209-536-2075

Stockton Adult Education (GED)
1525 N Pacific Avenue | Stockton | CA 95204 | Ph: 209-933-7455

Jack Tone Adult Education School (HiSET)
7707 Austin Way | Stockton | CA 95213 | Ph: 209-467-7017

Tracy Adult Education School (HiSET)
1895 W Lowell Avenue | Tracy | CA 95376 | Ph: 209-830-3384 ext. 1665

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Last Updated on December 18, 2023.