Listed here are all GED prep class sites and testing facilities in the San Mateo area. California is not only using the computer-formatted GED exam for its High School Equivalency testing program, but it also offers the HiSET exam.
Both exams can be taken online or at one of the state’s certified testing sites. Read more below about online GED and HiSET testing.
The HiSET® exam is offered both on-paper and on-computer whereas the GED® exam is fully computer-based.
The HiSET and GED assessments offer adults who quit high school without a diploma the chance to earn an equivalent degree.
Both exams measure knowledge at a level that compares to that of graduating high school seniors.
The GED exam has four subtests in Literacy, Math, Science, and Social Studies that can be taken separately.
The HiSET has separate reading and writing tests, so five overall, that may also be dealt with individually if you wish.
San Mateo GED prep sites
San Mateo Adult and Career Education
789 E Poplar Avenue | San Mateo | CA 94401 | Ph: 650 – 558 – 2100
Every year, San Mateo Adult School (a service of the San Mateo Union HS District) is serving more than 10,000 students. The school offers GED classes to qualifying applicants from the communities of San Mateo, Burlingame, San Bruno, Millbrae, Hillsborough, and Foster City. The school is committed to addressing the needs of those individuals who are traditionally underserved, particularly persons who are economically or academically disadvantaged.
Gateway Community School
35 Tower Road | San Mateo | CA 94402 | Ph: 650 – 598 – 2153
At Gateway, students can work toward their HSE (High School Equivalency) exam or attend classes that cover the core subject areas of a high school diploma.
San Mateo City Library Project Read
55 W Third Avenue | San Mateo | CA 94402 | Ph: 650 – 522 – 7848
NOT a GED program, but Project READ provides basic literacy instruction (reading, writing, speaking) in small groups and one-on-one tutoring. The Library also offers online GED prep resources.
GED prep locations around San Mateo
Half Moon Bay Library (Online Resources)
620 Correas Street | Half Moon Bay | CA 94019 | Ph: 650 – 726 – 2316
Hayward Adult School (The Center for Education & Career)
22100 Princeton Street | Hayward | CA 94541 | Ph: 510 . 783 . 4001
See all Hayward GED prep locations here: Hayward GED Classes
Sequoia District Adult School GED Program
3247 Middlefield Road | Menlo Park | CA 94025 | Ph: 650 . 306 . 8866
JobTrain GED Program
1200 O’Brien Drive | Menlo Park | CA 94025 | Ph: 650 . 330 . 6429
Mountain View Adult Education
333 Moffett Boulevard | Mountain View | California 94043 | Ph: 650 . 940 . 6039
Los Altos-Mountain View Sylvan Learning Center
2025 West El Camino Real | Mountain View | California 94040 | Ph: 650 . 417 . 9952
Palo Alto Adult Education GED Program
50 Embarcadero Road | Palo Alto | California 94301 | Ph: 650 . 329 . 3752
Puente Community Resource Center
620 North Street | Pescadero | CA 94060 | Ph: 650 . 879 . 1691
San Bruno County Jail GED Program
One Moreland Drive | San Bruno | CA 94066 | Ph: 650 . 266 . 9566
Not open to the public
City College of San Francisco GED Instruction
1170 Market Street | 4th Floor | San Francisco | CA 94102 | Ph: 415 . 561 . 1871
For all San Francisco area GED prep facilities visit San Francisco GED Prep Sites
S. Jose Job Corps
3485 East Hills D | San Jose | CA 95127 | Ph: 408 . 254 . 5627
To find out everything about GED classes in and around San Jose go to San Jose GED Classes
South San Francisco Adult Education GED Instruction
825 Southwood Drive | South San Francisco | CA 94080 | Ph: 650 – 877 – 8844
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Online proctored GED or HiSET testing
Students that want to secure their high school equivalency diploma can now sit for the HiSET and GED exams also in an online format. It used to be that online GED or HiSET testing was no option but those days are over.
The GED and HiSET are now also available in a proctored online format. To learn more about these developments, check out these posts: The online proctored GED exam, and for the HiSET, check out: The online proctored HiSET exam.
San Mateo area GED testing centers
San Mateo Adult School (GED)
789 E Poplar Ave | San Mateo | CA 94401 | Ph: 650.558.2100
Sequoia District Adult School (GED & HiSET)
3247 Middlefield Road | Menlo Park | CA 94025 | Ph: 650.306.8866 (x77907 for HiSET)
Mountain View-Los Altos Adult Education (GED)
333 Moffett Blvd | Mountain View | CA 94043 | Ph: 650.940.1333
City College of S. Francisco-Mission (GED & HiSET)
1125 Valencia St | Room 115 | San Francisco | CA 94110 | Ph: 415.561.1824
City College of S. Francisco-John Adams Ctr (HiSET)
1860 Hayes St | Room 45 | San Francisco | CA 94117 | Ph: 415.561.1824
Youth Guidance Ctr- San Francisco (HiSET)
375 Woodside Ave | Unit 8 | San Francisco | CA 94127 | Ph: 415.753.7800
Adult Education South San Francisco (HiSET)
825 Southwood Dr | South S. Francisco | CA 94080 | Ph: 650.877.8844
Last Updated on June 11, 2022.