Posted in this article are all GED class sites and testing sites in the Sacramento area. California is using two options for high school equivalency testing: the GED and HiSET.
Both tests can be taken online or at one of California’s certified testing facilities. Check below for more details on online testing.
The GED® and HiSET® exams offer adults who left high school before graduation another chance at securing an equivalent diploma.
Both tests assess knowledge at a level similar to what can be expected of high school seniors upon graduation.
The GED has four subtests (independent modules) that assess a candidate’s academic proficiency in these content areas:
- Reasoning through Language Arts (reading and writing combined)
- Mathematical Reasoning
- Science (incl. Physics and Chemistry)
- Social Studies (incl. Geography and Biology)
You can write these modules individually and in the order you prefer.
The HiSET includes five tests (separate writing and reading tests) that can be taken individually as well.
Visit our post “GED Testing In California” if you want to learn more about the cost of GED or HiSET testing fees and qualification criteria in California.
Sacramento GED Prep Classes (by ZIP)
Sacramento Public Library
828 I St, Sacramento, CA 95814, Ph (916) 264-2920
Tutoring is offered at several branch locations across Sacramento. Please call for details.
Sacramento Corps YouthBuild
1231 I St, Suite 302, Sacramento, CA 95814, Ph (916) 443-3302
Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services
3333 Third Ave, Sacramento, CA 95817, Ph (916) 456-1980 ext. 2641
Education & Technology Center
3308 Third Ave, Sacramento, CA 95817, Ph (916) 456-1980 ext. 2641
California State University-Sacramento HEP (High School Equivalency Program)
6000 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95819, Ph (916) 278-4514
California State’s HEP is designed to help migrant and seasonal agricultural workers earn their high school equivalency diplomas. Additionally, the program aims to prepare students for higher education.
Creekside Adult Center (San Juan Unified School District)
2641 Kent Dr, Sacramento, CA 95821, Ph (916) 575-2320
Sacramento Regional Conservation Corps
6101 27th Street, Sacramento, CA 95822, Ph (916) 386-8394/8985
Not a GED program, but it is Sacramento Regional Conservation Corps’ mission to enrich the lives of young people by providing education, job skills training, and work experience on, for example, conservation projects. SRCC is Sacramento’s largest workforce training and education for adults ages 18 to 25.
Charles A. Jones Career and Education Center (HiSET)
5451 Lemon Hill Ave, Sacramento, CA 95824, Ph (916) 395-5800
Shingle Springs Tribal TANF Program
2033 Howe Ave, Suite 100, Sacramento, CA 95825, Ph (916) 760-1660/1661
Elk Grove Adult & Community Education (EGACE)
8401-B Gerber Rd, Sacramento, CA 95828, Ph (916) 686-7717
Sacramento Job Corps Center
3100 Meadowview Rd, Sacramento, CA 95832, Ph (916) 394-0770
Natomas Adult Education
3401 Fong Ranch Rd, Sacramento, CA 95834, Ph (916) 928-5220
Greater Sacramento Urban League
3725 Marysville Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95838, Ph (916) 286-8600
Highland Community Charter School (HiSET)
1333 Grand Ave, Sacramento, CA 95838, Ph (916) 844-2283
GED Prep Classes around Sacramento (Cities by Alphabet)
Center Adult School
3401 Scotland Dr, Antelope, CA 95843, Ph (916) 339.4685
Antelope Public Library GED Instruction
4235 Antelope Rd, Antelope, CA 95843, Ph (916) 264-5032/2889
Sunrise Tech Center
7322 Sunrise Blvd, Citrus Heights, CA 95610, Ph (916) 971.7654
More Citrus Heights area GED prep locations <- are listed here
Davis Adult & Community Education
315 W 14th St, Davis, CA 95616, Ph (530) 757-5380
Elk Grove Adult Education
9510 Elk Grove-Florin Rd, Elk Grove, CA 95624, Ph (916) 686-7717
See all Elk Grove area GED prep options <- here
Twin Rivers Adult School
703 Skvarla Ave, McClellan, CA 95652, Ph (916) 566-2785
Twin Rivers Ad. School
3222 Winona Way, North Highlands, CA 95660, Ph (916) 286-3838
Folsom-Cordova Ad. School
10850 Gadsten Way, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670, Ph (916) 294-9106
See more Rancho Cordova area GED prep options <- here
Roseville Ad. School
200 Branstetter St, Roseville, CA 95678, Ph (916) 782.3952
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Stockton School for Adults GED Program
1525 Pacific Ave, Stockton, CA 95204, Ph (209) 933-7455
To see all Stockton region GED prep facilities, visit Stockton area GED Programs
Washington Adult School (@Yolo High)
919 Westacre Rd, West Sacramento, CA 95691, Ph (916) 375-7740 ext. 1 (Yolo Ed)
Shingle Springs Tribal TANF Program
1355 Halyard Rd, Suite 180, West Sacramento, CA 95691, Ph (916) 760-1660/1661
Woodland Community College
2300 E Gibson Rd, Woodland, CA 95776, Ph (707) 995-7913
Woodland Adult Education
575 Hays St, Woodland, CA 95695, Ph (530) 662-0798
Yolo County Detention Center GED Program
140A Tony Diaz Dr – Woodland – CA 95776 – Ph (530) 668-5245
No public availability
Sutter Co. Adult Education GED Program
990-A Klamath Lane – Yuba City – California 95993 – Ph (530) 822.5810
Check out all Yuba City area GED classes here -> GED Programs in the Yuba City area
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Sacramento Area GED Testing Centers
From Sacramento, Cities listed by Alphabet
Elk Grove Adult and Community Education (HiSET, GED)
8401 B Gerber Rd, Sacramento, CA 95828, Ph: 916-686-7717
California State Testing Center (GED)
6000 J St, Sacramento, CA 95819, Ph: 916-278-6296
The Testing Center is located in Library South, Lower Level, Room 14
School for Integrated Academics and Technologies (HiSET)
3100 Meadowview Rd, Sacramento, CA 95832, Ph: 916-349-4353
Creekside Adult Education Center (HiSET)
2641 Kent Dr, Sacramento, CA 95821, Ph: 916-575-2349
Placer Union High School District (GED)
3775 Richardson Dr, Auburn, CA 95602, Ph: 530-537-2515
Sunrise Tech Center (GED)
7322 Sunrise Blvd, Citrus Heights, CA 95610, Ph: 916-971-7654
Twin Rivers Adult Ed GED Testing
5703 Skvarla Avenue, McClellan, CA 95652, Ph: 916-566-2785
Folsom-Cordova Adult School (HiSET)
10850 Gadsten Way, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670, Ph: 916-635-6810 or 916-294-9106
Roseville Adult Education (GED, HiSET)
200 Branstetter Street, Roseville, CA 95678, Ph: 916-782-3952
Woodland Adult Education (GED, HiSET)
575 Hays St, Woodland, CA 95695, Ph: 530-662-0798
Also interesting: Santa Rosa GED Programs
GED and HiSET Exams Online
Students who want to acquire a California HSE (high school equivalency) diploma can now also take the HiSET or GED exam online. It used to be that online GED and HiSET testing was not an option. Test-takers had to appear personally at one of California’s designated test centers and sit for one of the exams in person.
Well, that has changed. The GED and HiSET tests are now also offered in an online, proctored format. You can read more about this development here: ‘The online HiSET test,’ and for the GED exam, check out this post -> ‘The online proctored GED exam.’
GED, HiSET Passing Scores
The GED exam comes with a passing scale that goes from 100 to 200. You need to get a score of at least 145 points for each of the four separate tests, so no less than 580 in total. The four GED scoring ranges are:
- Below passing: 100-144
- High school equivalency: 145-164
- College-ready: 165-174
- College-ready plus credit: 175-200
The HiSET exam includes five testing subjects (literacy is divided into writing and reading sections) that can be taken on a computer or in a paper-based version. Testing centers can decide which one (or both) of the systems they will use.
To pass the HiSET exam, you need to score between 8 and 20 points on each of the five tests. Your essay result must be in the 2-6 points range, and your overall score cannot be under 45 points, excluding your essay. To get optimally prepared fast, check out the page about GED and HiSET video lessons.
Last Updated on November 24, 2023.