High School Equivalency (HSE) Preparation (GED/HiSET)
We offer FREE GED/HiSET preparation classes in English and Spanish at the Santa Rosa, Petaluma, and SRJC Roseland campuses, as well as at various off-campus locations.
- Getting Started
If you are a new student at SRJC, apply and register online at www.santarosa.edu/app/admissions/steps-new-students. If you need help registering, go to the Admissions & Records office in Plover Hall.
After registering as an SRJC student, you can enroll in any of our GED/HiSET preparation courses.
Remember, you must pay for a parking permit if you park on campus.
There are no entry requirements, but there are specific requirements for students under 18 years of age. For more information, please visit Admissions and Records or call (707) 527-4685.
- Frequently Asked Questions
1. How long will it take me to prepare to pass the GED or HiSET test?
This depends on your previous schooling, your attendance, and your motivation. After your orientation, our instructors will help you set realistic goals. You can also take GED or HiSET practice tests; these scores will give you a better idea of your readiness.
2. Should I prepare for the GED, HiSET or CHSPE test?
The GED and HiSET tests are recognized throughout North America and can be taken two months before your 18th birthday or anytime thereafter. The California High School Proficiency Exam (CHSPE) is recognized only in California, but it is appropriate if you are under 17-and-1/2 years of age. Our classes and open-lab emphasize GED or HiSET, but also offer materials appropriate for the CHSPE.
3. Where can I take the GED or HiSET test when I am ready?
CURRENTLY, ALL IN PERSON GED & HISET TESTING IS SUSPENDED UNTIL THE END OF THE FALL 2021 SEMESTER OR UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO CAMPUS CLOSURE BECAUSE OF COVID-19. GED/HiSET TESTS ARE BEING ADMINISTERED ONLINE.
TODOS LOS EXAMENES DE GED Y HISET ESTAN SUSPENDIDO POR EL MOMENTO HASTA FINAL DEL SEMESTRE DEL OTOÑO 2021 O HASTA NUEVO AVISO POR EL CIERRE DEL COLEGIO Y LA CONTINGENCIA DE COVID-19. LOS EXAMENES SON ADMINISTRADO EN LINEA.
4. What happens after I pass my GED or HiSET?
We encourage you to see an SRJC counselor and set your educational goals.
5. Can I take credit classes at SRJC without having my GED or HiSET first?
Yes, in general the only requirement for taking classes at SRJC is that you must be 18 years or older before the first day of the semester and no longer enrolled in high school—you do not need to have your GED first. Students still in high school or underage may take classes if they have approval from their high school principal and parent on the Concurrent Enrollment Form. Go to Admissions & Records for more information.
However, you will not qualify for financial aid unless you have a high school diploma or have passed the GED or HiSET.