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Earn Your High School Disploma Equivalent

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Earning your High School Diploma Equivalent (i.e. GED or HiSET) will open the door to new jobs, credit programs at the college, and exciting career training programs. Now that the passing score for GED testing is 145, you’re more likely than ever to earn your diploma.

Your future is waiting! Get started at Allan Hancock College!

The AHC Basic Skills GED/HiSET exam preparation classes are designed for students who are 18 years of age or older who wish to earn a high school diploma equivalency certificate. Students are given instruction in reading, writing, basic math, social sciences, and science, and have the opportunity to take practice tests that will help them successfully complete all GED exams. Classes are offered both daytime and evenings. These exam preparation classes are also offered bilingually (Spanish/English).

GED/HiSET Preparation Classes 

For more information about the AHC tuition-free noncredit classes or to schedule an appointment with a counselor prior to registration, please call Noncredit Student Success and Support Program (3SP) in the Community Education Building S: 1-805-922-6966 ext. 3740.

For the most current class information, visit Class Search. Select the term (e.g. Spring Fall) and click Select a Term. Next, select Community Education and click Select Class Type. Select BASK in the Subject box and click Submit.


Register online for the GED test at
Register online for the HiSET test here:


Community Education
Santa Maria Campus, Bldg S
1-805-922-6966 ext. 3209


Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.