Can I get my GED paid for?

Yes! With the Adult Education Block Grant, we can help you with GED testing fees.

Contact Shasta College

Cherish Padro

530-529-8980

Do you offer GED prep classes?

Yes! We have various community partners that are offering FREE GED prep classes. Complete the questionnaire form and someone will contact you to get you started.

Where can I find a GED testing site?

Great question!

GED testing center is located at Shasta College. Click here for more information: View Link>

What topics are on the GED?

There are 4 subjects:

Social Studies, Science, Reasoning and Math

Don’t worry, if you’re worried about passing a subject, we can offer FREE GED preparation!

Am I eligible to take the GED test?

If you are a resident of California and are an adult 18+, you are eligible

Be sure to complete the questionnaire so we can get you started!

What if I don’t have transportation?

Guess what, we can provide you with a bus pass! If a bus does not come to where you are, don’t worry. There are other options as well.

Where do I go for diploma completion?

SHASTA COUNTY

Anderson Adult School

Brandt Schriner (530) 365 – 6054 Ext. 50001

 

CYHBA (California Heritage Youth Build Academy)

Cathy Taylor (530) 378-5254

 

Shasta Adult School

Kathi Rodriguez (530) 245 – 2626

 

Shasta  College

Jim Kortuem (530) 242 – 7760

 

SMART  Business Resource Center

David Saechao (530) 245 – 1506

 

TEHAMA COUNTY

CYHBA (California Heritage Youth Build Academy)

Cathy Taylor (530) 378-5254

 

Tehama County Department of Education

Dave Span (530) 527 – 7055

 

Corning Adult School

Jason Armstrong (530) 824-7400 or (530) 824-8000

 

TRINITY COUNTY

 

 

 

 

Where can I get child care?

Department of Social Services/CalWORKs (Eligibility based program)

To see  if you qualify, click here Eligibility Requirements>

(530) 225 – 5000

Shasta College  CARE Program (Eligibility based program)

To see if  you qualify, click here Eligibility Criteria>

(530) 242 – 7540

 

 

 

What’s the difference between the HiSET and GED?

GED

  • Nationally recognized
  • Online test administered in Certified testing center
  • $140.00 test fee
  • $15.00 to retake failed section
  • For more information, Click Here>

HiSET

  • Recognized in 20 states (including California)
  • Paper/Pencil test
  • $100.00 test fee
  • Two free retakes
  • For more information, Click Here>
What states accept the HiSET?
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Hawaii
  • Illinois
  • Iowa
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • North Carolina
  • Oklahoma
  • Pennsylvania
  • Tennessee
  • Wyoming

For more information on HiSET Requirements by State or Jurisdiction, Click Here>

Does the military accept HiSET or GED?

Always talk to a recruiter to find out the requirements.

How much does it cost to take the HiSET?

The cost of the exam is $100.00, which includes 2 free retakes of any subjects if you did not pass them.

Where do I take the HiSET exam?

Shasta Adult School

2200 Eureka Way

Redding, CA 96001

Do California colleges accept the HiSET?

Yes.

What is ESL?

English as a Second Language helps individuals whose first language is not English. ESL courses are offered to help individuals succeed in work and college.

Where can I go for ESL classes?

Shasta County

Redding Library

Shasta College

 

Tehama County

Shasta College

Corning High School

What does the citizenship preparation consist of?
  • Citizenship preparation helps prospective citizens prepare for the citizenship test.
  • While improving English language skills, individuals will learn how to complete naturalization forms and prepare for the written and oral test for citizenship.
  • Focus on preparing for the oral and written test and interview.
  • Learn steps required to apply for citizenship (deadlines, eligibility, fees, grants, accommodations,  and exceptions).
  • Review of naturalization application.
  • Helps individuals make an appointment for final help in finalizing documents.

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