This article lists all GED prep facilities and testing locations in the Pasadena area. California uses two exams for high school equivalency testing, the GED and HiSET exams.
Both tests are available online and at certified California test centers. You can read more about online GED and HiSET testing below.
The GED® and HiSET® exams offer persons who left high school before graduation the chance to obtain an equivalent credential.
The GED contains four tests measuring knowledge in these subjects:
- Social studies
These sub-exams may be written separately and in any order.
The HiSET exam has five tests that can also be taken separately (Language comes with separate writing and reading tests).
The HiSET exam is offered in both paper-based and computer-based formats, whereas the GED is totally computer-based.
Visit our page “GED in California” to learn more about California GED and HiSET testing costs and eligibility criteria.
Pasadena GED Prep Classes
Pasadena City College (Community Education Center, CEC-100)
3035 East Foothill Boulevard – Pasadena – CA 91107 – Phone: 626.585.3006
North-West College-Pasadena Campus (Bridge Program)
530 East Union Street – Pasadena – CA 91101 – Phone: 626.389.8536
NOT a GED program, but the school offers students the chance to earn their high school diplomas and sign up for the school’s credit-bearing programs.
Pasadena Unified School District GED Preparation (Twilight Adult Education)
351 South Hudson Avenue – Pasadena – CA 91101 – Phone: 626.396.5620 ext. 86129
Located in the main building of the School District (Room 142)
527 S Lake Avenue – Pasadena – CA 91101 – Phone: 626.551.4806
Locations around Pasadena (Cities in Alphabetic Order)
Azusa Adult School
1040 East Gladstone St – Azusa – California 91702 – Phone: 626-852-8400
Baldwin Park Adult and Community Education (BPACE)
4640 Maine Avenue – Baldwin Park – CA 91706 – Phone: 626.939.4456
Baldwin Park Adult and Community Education offers free HiSET testing for qualifying individuals. Those interested must sign up for a test prep class and complete a 12-hour orientation session during which they will learn how to set up a HiSET account and take the HiSET pretest.
Burbank Adult Education
3811 Allan Avenue – Burbank – CA 91505 – Phone: 818.729.5960
El Monte/Rosemead Ad. Education
10807 Ramona Boulevard – El Monte – CA 91731 – Phone: 626.258.5800
San Gabriel Valley Conservation Corps (YouthBuild)
3903 North Tyler Avenue – El Monte – CA 91731 – Phone: 626.444.5337
Glendale Comm. College GED Program
1122 East Garfield Avenue – Glendale – CA 91205 – Phone: 818.240.1000 ext. 5678
More Glendale area GED prep options <- are listed here
Rinaldi Ad. Education GED Classes
17540 Rinaldi Street – Ste 6 – Granada Hills – CA 91344 – Phone: 818.366.9171
Hacienda La Puente Adult Education School
14101 E Nelson Avenue – La Puente – CA 91746 – Phone: 626.934.2801
445 N Glendora Avenue – La Puente – CA 91744 – Phone: 626.934.6761
East Los Angeles Education & Career Center
2100 Marengo Street – Los Angeles – CA 90033 – Phone: 323.224.5970 or 323.276.7000
Check out all LA area options here -> Los Angeles area GED programs
Monrovia Community Adult School
920 South Mountain Avenue – Monrovia – CA 91016 – Phone: 626.471.3035
Sylvan San Marino
2970 Huntington Drive – San Marino – CA 91108 – Phone: 626.382.3582
South Pasadena Christian Church (Five Keys)
1316 Lyndon St – South Pasadena – CA 91030 – Phone: 323.685.2782
Temple City School for Adults
9229 Pentland Street – Temple City – CA 91780 – Phone: 626.548.5050
Pioneer Center (Tri-Community Adult Ed.)
1651 East Rowland Ave – West Covina – California 91791 – Phone: 626-974-6823
West Covina Sylvan Learning Ctr.
1730 West Cameron Ave – Ste 125 – West Covina – California 91790 – Phone: 626-722-4029
Pasadena Area GED Testing Centers
Cities listed by Alphabet
Baldwin Park Adult Community Education HiSET and GED Testing
4640 N Maine Avenue | Baldwin Park | CA 91706 | Phone: 626-939-4456
Burbank Adult School
3811 Allan Avenue | Burbank | CA 91505 | Phone: 818-729-5950
Tri-Community Adult Education GED and HiSET (Next to District office)
160 N Barranca Avenue | Covina | CA 91723 | Phone: 626-974-4200
El Monte Rosemead Adult Education HiSET and GED Testing
10807 Ramona Boulevard | El Monte | CA 91731 | Phone: 626-258-5800
Hacienda La Puente Adult Education HiSET and GED
14101 E Nelson Avenue | La Puente | CA 91746 | Phone: 626-934-2801
Franklin Adult School HiSET Testing
820 North Avenue 54 | Los Angeles | CA 90042 | Phone: 213-765-2573
You can check out all Los Angeles GED test centers <- here.
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Online GED and HiSET Testing
You can now sit for the HiSET and GED exams online as well. Until recently, online HiSET or GED testing was no option. That was simply not offered. Test-takers had to come, in person, to a state-designated testing site. That has now changed.
Today, the GED and HiSET exams are also available in an online, proctored format. To learn more about this development, visit ‘The online HiSET,’ and for GED information, check out; ‘Online GED testing.’
High School Equivalency Diploma
The California HSE (High School Equivalency) diploma, earned through the GED or HiSET test, is equivalent to a standard high school diploma, and all across the nation recognized and accepted as such.
Testing centers decide which HSE exam(s) they will use, so be wise and check the options offered at a test center near you. The HiSET exam includes five testing subject fields (reading, writing, science, math, and social studies) and is still offered both on a computer and on paper, whereas the GED exam with four subtests is available only in a computer-based format.
GED Passing Score
The GED exam is scored on a 100-200 points scale, and you are required to score at least 145 on each individual test. Averaging is not possible, so your overall score (four tests) needs to be no less than 580.
Scoring is as follows: 145-164: high school equivalency passing score; 165-174: college-ready passing score; 175-200: college-ready + college credit score.
The five HiSET sub-exams are scored on a 0-20 scale, and the passing score on each subtest is 8. Your total score must be at least 45, excluding your easy, which must yield at least a 2-score (out of 6).
Last Updated on November 24, 2023.