GED Classes San Mateo, California

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.


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The HiSET® exam is offered on paper and 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 covering the subjects of

  • Language
  • Math
  • Science
  • Social Studies

These sub-exams are independent modules that may be written separately and in any order.

The HiSET has separate reading and writing tests, so five overall, that may also be dealt with individually if you wish.

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To learn more about the costs associated with HiSET and GED testing and qualification requirements in California, check out this post: “GED In California.”

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) serves more than 10,000 students. The school is committed to addressing the needs of underserved individuals, particularly those economically or academically disadvantaged. The school offers GED classes to qualifying applicants from these communities:

  • San Mateo
  • Burlingame
  • San Bruno
  • Millbrae
  • Hillsborough
  • Foster City

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.

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GED Prep Locations around San Mateo

La Costa Adult School
498 Kelly Avenue | Half Moon Bay | CA 94019 | Ph: 650.712.7140

Hayward Adult School (The Center for Education & Career)
22100 Princeton Street | Hayward | CA 94541 | Ph: 510.783.4001
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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

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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 Area 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 Area 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 and HiSET Testing

Students looking to secure their high school equivalency diploma can now sit for the HiSET and GED exams in an online format as well. 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.

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San Mateo Area GED Testing Centers

San Mateo Adult School (GED)
789 E Poplar Ave | San Mateo | CA 94401 | Ph: 650.558.2100

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Jefferson Adult School (GED)
699 Serramonte Blvd | Daly City | CA 94015 | Ph: 650.550.7891

Hayward Adult Education (GED)
22100 Princeton St | Hayward | CA 94541 | Ph: 510.783.4001

Sequoia District Adult School (GED & HiSET)
3247 Middlefield Rd | Menlo Park | CA 94025 | Ph: 650.306.8866

Mountain View-Los Altos Adult Education (GED)
333 Moffett Blvd | Mountain View | CA 94043 | Ph: 650.940.1333

San Mateo County Office of Education (HiSET Testing)
101 Twin Dolphin Dr | Redwood City | CA 94065 | Ph: 650.598.2008

Canyon Oaks HiSET Test Center
400 Edmonds Rd | Redwood City | CA 94062 | Ph: 650.780.7500

City College of S. Francisco-Mission (HiSET)
1125 Valencia St | Room 115 | San Francisco | CA 94110 | Ph: 415.561.1824

Mission Neighborhood Centers (El Centro, GED)
1245 Alabama St | San Francisco |CA 94110 | Ph: 415.643.5600

Adult Education South San Francisco (HiSET)
825 Southwood Dr | South S. Francisco | CA 94080 | Ph: 650.877.8844

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Last Updated on January 6, 2024.