High School Equivalency

The High School Equivalency Program is now available in-person.

Santa Clara Adult Education Program is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

What is a High School Equivalency (HSE)?

In California, adults who left high school before graduation have another way to secure a high school equivalency credential. There are two HSE exams, the HiSET and the GED.  

Please see David Grant, HiSET and GED instructor’s website for  student resources and more information.

What does a HSE credential mean for me?

It means that, through testing, you can demonstrate you have the same skills and knowledge as a high school graduate. And doing so can help you create a whole new future. Once you pass the test, California Department of Education will issue you a high school equivalency certificate.

What HSE programs do you offer?

We offer free classes to prepare you to pass one of the two exams, the HiSET and the GED.

What are the requirements?

  • The programs are open to adults 18 years of age or older.
  • Students should speak, read and understand English.
  • You do not need high school transcripts to pursue a HSE credential.

What is the schedule?

  • Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Wednesday and Thursday, 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Tuesday and Wednesday, 5:30 pm – 8:30 p

Do you offer the official HSE exams?

We offer the official HiSET exam. Financial aid may be available for the HiSET exam. Please see your instructor for more information.

How do I enroll in classes?

Please attend an orientation. Orientations are in room D2.

Please be on time.

No children in orientation.

No orientations the weeks of August 1 and 8; November 21; December 19 and 26; February 20; and April 17.

HiSET and GED past test results

I took the HiSET and GED test in the past. How can I find my test results?

We do not keep records of past test results. Please select one of the two options below to access your test results.

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