This page lists all GED prep sites and testing centers in the Salinas region. California is using two options for high school equivalency testing, the HiSET and GED.
Both of these options can be taken online or at an official testing site. More information on online HiSET and GED testing can be found below.
The exams offer persons who couldn’t graduate high school the chance to get hold of an equivalent degree.
The GED® is entirely computer-based, while the HiSET® exam is available both on paper and on a computer.
The GED exam has four independent subject tests in the academic fields of
- Social Studies
- Language Arts
HiSET testing includes five subtests, as the Literacy part includes separate writing and reading tests. You can also take the HiSET subtests separately.
You have the freedom to take the GED subtests (modules) when you’re all set to do so.
Go to “GED in California” to learn all about the cost of GED and HiSET testing in California and eligibility criteria.
Salinas GED Prep Facilities
Salinas Adult School
20 Sherwood Pl – Salinas – CA 93906 – Ph: (831) 796.6900/7770
Location: ROP Center (El Puente School HiSET Program)
Center for Employment Training
24 Alvin Dr – Salinas – CA 93906 – Ph: (831) 424.0665
The Adult Education Career Pathways program at CET allows you to pursue a technical education while working towards your GED diploma.
1465-B N Davis Rd – Salinas – CA 93907 – Ph: (831) 240-0995
Sylvan Satellite Location (@Mission Park Elementary School)
403 W Acacia St – Salinas – CA 93901 – Ph: (831) 240-0995
Hartnell College High School Equivalency Program (HEP)
1752 E Alisal St – Salinas – CA 93905 – Ph: (831) 770.7070
Hartnell College provides High School Equivalency instruction for migrant and seasonal farmworkers.
Rancho Cielo Youth Campus
710 Old Stage Rd – Salinas – CA 93908 – Ph: (831) 444-3533
Locations around Salinas (Cities by Alphabet)
N. Monterey Adult Basic Education
13998 Castroville Blvd – Castroville – CA 95012 – Ph: (831) 633.7069/3343 ext 1608/1217
Gilroy Adult Education (Gilroy USD)
8750 Hirasaki Crt – Gilroy – CA 95020 – Ph: (669) 205.5290
Gilroy Adult Basic Education
7881 Murray Ave – Gilroy – CA 95020 – Ph: (669) 205.5290/5291
Gavilan ACES (Adult & Career Educational Services)
Gavilan College GED Program
5055 Santa Teresa Blvd – Student Ctr Bldg, Rm 102 – Gilroy – CA 95020 – Ph: (408) 852.2824
Gonzales Adult Basic Education
650 Elko St – Gonzales – CA 93926 – Ph: (831) 675.1081
Parent Resource Center
401 4th St – Gonzales – CA 93926 – Ph: (831) 675.1081
Greenfield High School
239 El Camino Real, Greenfield, CA 93927, Ph: (831) 675.1081
GED classes are provided by Gonzales Adult School. Registration is at Portola Butler High School.
San Benito High School (Gavilan College)
1220 Monterey St – Room 455 – Hollister – CA 95023 – Ph: (408) 852.2824
Hollister Briggs Building (Gavilan College)
365 Fourth St – Room 4 – Hollister – CA 95023 – Ph: (408) 852.2824 or (831) 636.3783
San Benito County Free Library Literacy Program
470 5th St – Hollister – CA 95023 – Ph: (831) 636.4107
King City Adult School GED Classes (@Portola Butler High)
760 Broadway – King City – CA 93930 – Ph: (831) 385.4661
Morgan Hill Community Adult School
17960 Monterey Rd – Morgan Hill – CA 95037 – Ph: (408) 201.6520
Learning & Loving Education Ctr
16890 Church St – Morgan Hill – CA 95037 – Ph: (408) 776.1196
Monterey Peninsula Adult Education (Monterey USD)
700 Pacific St – Monterey – CA 93940 – Ph: (831) 392.3517
All Monterey area GED prep options <- can be found here
NMCUSD Adult Education
8142 Moss Landing Rd – Moss Landing – CA 95039 – Ph: (831) 633.3343 ext. 1227
Santa Cruz Adult Education
319 La Fonda Ave – Santa Cruz – CA 95062 – Ph: (831) 429.3966
Senderos Plaza Comunitaria
840 North Branciforte Ave – Santa Cruz – CA 95062 – Ph: (831) 854-7740
Silicon Valley Adult Ed. GED Program
760 Hillsdale Ave – San Jose – CA 95136 – Ph: (408) 723.6400/6450
Check out all San Jose area GED prep locations at San Jose Area GED Courses
Soledad Adult Education
690 Main St – Soledad – CA 93960 – Ph: (831) 678.6307
More Soledad GED class options <- are listed here
Watsonville-Aptos Adult Education
294 Green Valley Rd – Watsonville – CA 95076 – Ph: (831) 786.2160
Center for Employment Training
10 Blanca Ln – Watsonville – CA 95076 – Ph: (831) 728.4551
Through CET’s Adult Education Career Pathways program, you have the chance to pursue a technical education degree while simultaneously studying for your GED.
Watsonville Institute of Language & Culture
320 Rodriguez St – Watsonville – CA 95076 – Ph: (831) 786.8225
California Conservation Corps Monterey Bay
757 Green Valley Rd – Watsonville – CA 95076 – Ph: (831) 768-0150
National Farmworkers Jobs Program
349 Main St – Watsonville – CA 95076 – Ph: (831) 302-1520
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Salinas Area Testing Sites
From Salinas, Cities listed by Alphabet
Salinas Adult Education Center-HiSET and GED
20 Sherwood Pl | Salinas | CA 93906 | Phone (831) 796-6900 (GED) – (831) 796-6978 (HiSET)
Soledad Adult School (Hartnell Campus, HiSET)
752 E Alisa St | Salinas | CA 93905 | Phone (831) 678-6300
Pacific Grove Adult School-HiSET
1025 Lighthouse Ave | Pacific Grove | CA 93950 | Phone (831) 646-6580
Silicon Valley Adult Education-GED and HiSET
760 Hillsdale Ave | San Jose | CA 95136 | Phone (408) 723-6450
Check here for all San Jose test centers
Soledad Community Adult Education (HiSET)
690 Main St | Soledad | CA 93960 | Phone (831) 678-6300
Aptos Santa Cruz Adult Education-HiSET and GED
294 Green Valley Rd | Watsonville | CA 95076 | Phone (831) 786-2160
Online GED and HiSET Testing
People looking to earn their California High School Equivalency Diploma can take the HiSET or GED exam online as well. Until very recently, there was no option to take the GED or HiSET exam online. It just wasn’t available. Test takers were required to come to a state-designated GED test center and sit for the exam in person.
That has changed, though. The GED and HiSET exams are now also offered in an online, proctored format. You can read more here: Online proctored HiSET testing, and for the GED exam, check out The online proctored GED test.
So, you have finally decided to buckle down and take the GED or HiSET exam. In the job market of today, it is almost impossible to even get a job without a high school or equivalent diploma. Go to GED testing in California to see if you qualify and much more information.
Fortunately, when you get your HSE diploma, that is just what you will have. The high school equivalency diploma not only qualifies you for a better job, but it is also your ticket to higher education.
Most colleges and employers in this day and age consider a GED diploma as a true high school equivalency diploma. Therefore, there are really no grounds for you to feel substandard to your coworkers or classmates. As an added benefit, there are numerous scholarships available exclusively to GED diploma holders.
Make sure to get properly prepared. The tests haven’t become any easier. Successfully passing one of them will result in the California High School Equivalency Diploma, a credential that’s nationwide accepted in lieu of a high school degree. Testing centers may decide which exam they use, so get in touch with your nearest testing site for specifics.
Last Updated on November 25, 2023.