High School Equivalency

Class Schedule:  January 22 – June 12, 2018

The GED® Testing program has been used for over 65 years to measure and evaluate the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue higher education, obtain specific jobs, gain promotions, and achieve personal goals. A GED® credential is considered the equivalent of a high school diploma and is recognized throughout the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. It is offered in both English and Spanish. Students with special needs can apply for  accommodations in advance.

The General Educational Development exam is a national test designed to measure the skills and concepts usually learned during four years of high school. Most employers (95%) consider it the equiv-alent of a high school diploma. Community colleges accept this in lieu of a diploma. The GED® test is entirely computer-based. There are four content areas: Reasoning through Language Arts, Mathematical Reasoning, Social Studies, and Science. To pass, you must receive a score of at least 150 on each test module and a total score of 600 across the four test modules.

Registration for the GED® Test is done online only

The examinee must have an e-mail address, a major credit card, and need to go online to register. In case an examinee does not have a credit card, he/she may purchase a voucher at the Oxnard Adult School office. The test fee will be $140. The fee to retake a previously failed test is $15. Examinees must be at least 18 years of age. A valid government issued photo ID is required. The fees may change.

Note: The GED® test was revised for 2014. Previous scores for incomplete or failed test sections of the 2002 GED® cannot be carried over to the new 2014 GED® test.

New GED test takers

Log on www.gedcomputer.com 

If re-taking tests

Click Log in to your account
To review scores click Review scores 

In addition to the GED®, candidates in the state of California are also able to take the HiSET® exam (High School Equivalency Test) to earn a high school equivalency certificate issued from the state. To schedule an exam, you must have an e-mail address and go online to create your profile. Go to HiSET.ets.org and enter the test takers tab. Find the tab marked create an account and fill in all the information. This website also offers free sample questions and practice tests to help you get ready for the exam. After you create your profile, print out the page with your HiSET ID number.

To schedule your examination, you must register at the Oxnard Adult School office. You must bring this ID number and a valid identification (CA Driver’s license or ID, military ID, passport or international government ID with current picture) when you schedule your test and on each test day. Name on ID must match the name on registration. Candidate must be 18 years or older and not a high school graduate.

The fee for first time examinees is $130 which includes all 5 tests and the CA Equivalency Certificate. The fee to retake a previously failed test is $15.  All testing fees must be paid at the Oxnard Adult School main campus with cash or by credit card only. There are NO refunds.

2018 HSE Testing Schedule GED® or HiSET®

JanuaryNo AM Tests23,24,25

Accommodations are available upon request through PearsonVue webpage (for GED) or HiSET webpage.