GED California- FAQ

How to get a GED in California?

California uses three tests for high school equivalency (HSE) testing, the GED, HiSET, and TASC. You need to pass the four subtests of the GED exam or the five subtests of the HiSET or TASC to earn your California HSE diploma.

The GED® test is entirely computer-formatted while the TASC and HiSET exams are offered both on paper and on a computer.

What are the California GED testing requirements?

In California, GED test-takers must be at least 18 years old, though 16 and 17-year olds may also qualify if they have parental consent and are officially withdrawn from school. GED testing is only open to state residents.

Underage test-takers will not receive their diplomas before their 18th birthday. They get a letter stating that the diploma is withheld until they reach that age.

Who qualifies for the California GED test?

The GED, HiSET, and TASC exams are for adults who could not complete their regular high school curriculum. Upon successful completion of one of the exams, you’ll receive the California high school equivalency diploma, a credential that is accepted in lieu of a common high school diploma by employers, colleges, and universities.

Where are GED practice tests in California?

Taking practice tests is a great way to get all set for the California GED test. GED prep sites will offer practice tests and there are also many online GED practice tests available, often at no cost. Online learning has become very popular and it is a great solution for students living in remote areas.

What is the GED cost in California?

The California GED test costs $140 for the entire battery or $35 per individual subtest. Registration must be done online at the website You can take one of the four GED subtests at a time. The four subtests are in Math, Science, Language, and Social Studies. The HiSET and TASC exams are slightly cheaper and have separate reading and writing tests, so five in total.

Is there an online GED test in California?

The four GED subtests must be taken at an official GED testing center. There is NO online testing option. An online-obtained GED diploma has no value and will definitely not be accepted by schools and employers. This also counts for the TASC and HiSET exams. Not all testing sites offer all three exams so get well informed.

Where are online GED classes in California?

Online GED prep classes are great for students who can learn independently and have a sufficient level of self-discipline. Online education gives you the flexibility to study at a time that suits you best and from wherever you want. Usually, online GED classes include engaging video lessons, practice tests, and are a fine solution for students from remote areas.