How to Get a GED in San Diego, CA

There are three steps to obtaining your GED in San Diego, CA:

1)Study. Studying for the test is important. You may think you know everything, but chances are you don’t. If you want to pass the test, you must study. Classes are available at San Diego Continuing Education Centers around the county.

Centers to study at:

Centre City/Skills Center
1400 Park Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92101
Downtown

C�©sar Ch�¡vez campus
1960 National Ave.
San Diego, CA 92113

Educational Cultural Complex
4343 Ocean View Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92113

Mid-City campus
3792 Fairmount Ave.
San Diego, CA 92105

Navajo campus
6696 Wandermere Dr.
(at Patrick Henry High)
San Diego, CA 92120

North City campus
8401 Aero Dr.
San Diego, CA 92123

Miramar campus
Serving Mira Mesa and Scripps Ranch
10440 Black Mountain Rd.
San Diego, CA 92126
Point Loma campus
3249 Fordham St.
San Diego, CA 92110

Clairemont campus
3890 Modoc St. (at Clairemont High)
Corner of Clairemont Drive & Balboa Ave.
San Diego, CA 92117

Mission Bay campus
4375 Lee St. (at Mission Bay High)
San Diego, CA 92109

If you don’t want to study in classroom form, you can search the net for websites with GED prep or buy GED prep testing books from a local bookstore.

2)Register for the test. Testing appointments are required and there is a fee, payable at the time of testing by cash or money order. Visit one of the centers below to register:

Centers to take the test at:

Centre City campus
1400 Park Blvd. (Downtown)
(619) 388-4670

West City campus
3249 Fordham (Pt. Loma)
(619) 221-6977

3)Take the test. Get a good nights sleep the night before and eat breakfast the day of.

Passing the GED will earn you a high school equivalency certificate. Visit http://www.sdce.edu/ged/index.php for more information or telephone contact information for each center.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
(Information compiled from the California Department of Education)

Am I eligible to take the GED test?
You must be a resident of California and meet one of the following requirements:

Must be within 60 days of when he or she would have graduated had s/he remained enrolled in school (if you are testing under this status, you must not be enrolled in school).

You are 17 years of age, have been out of school for 60 consecutive days and provides a letter of request for the test from the military, a post-secondary educational institution or a prospective employer.

The individual is 17 years of age and is incarcerated in a California state or county correctional facility; persons testing under these conditions must meet all of the following criteria:

The examinee does not have a realistic chance of completing the requirements for a high school diploma.

The examinee has adequate academic skills to successfully complete the GED test battery.

The examinee understands the options available regarding acquisition of a high school diploma, the high school equivalency certificate or the high school proficiency certificate, and the requirements, expectations, benefits, and limitations of each option.

The examinee has sufficient commitment time left to complete the entire GED test battery; however, if released before the test is completed, the examinee may complete testing at an authorized testing center.

NOTE: Persons who pass the GED test at age 17 will not receive the equivalency certificate until their 18th birthday; a letter of intent is issued which states that the certificate is being held pending the examinee’s 18th birthday.

What type of identification do I need to take the test?
You’ll need identification when you register for the test and at the actual time of testing. The identification must be current and include the examinee’s name, date of birth, photograph, address and signature. Acceptable identification includes:

Driver’s licenses issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles.
Identification cards issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles.
Identification cards issued by the military.
Identification cards issued by U.S. or foreign governments.
Passports issued by U.S. or foreign governments.
Identification cards issued by post-secondary schools.

How much does it cost to take the test?
Testing prices are set by the individual centers, it is approximately $100 but will vary by center.

Are accommodations available for those with disabilities?
Yes. If an examinee has a specific learning disability, an emotional disability, an attention deficit disorder, or a physical disability, accommodations are available.

To request accommodations, contact the testing center at least 30 days before you plan to test. The testing center must submit a form to the State GED Office requesting the testing accommodation.

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