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How much do GED Prep classes cost?

  • Classes are FREE!

I just registered. Now what?

  • Once registered, you will receive a GED practice test (essentially a condensed version of the official exam). When the practice test is completed and scored, you will receive your results and determine which subjects require more studying before taking the official GED test.

I'm ready to take the GED Test. How do I register?

  • Please visit our Testing Site page for registration information, hours of availability, and more.

How do I get my GED Test transcript?

  • We have GED Test transcripts dating back to 1990. Please contact Kris Owen to retrieve your transcript.
  • If you took the exam prior to 1990, please visit for more information.

I'd like to earn my high school diploma. Do you offer this service?

  • Yes! Our high school diploma program is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. We offer students a flexible schedule conducive to successful completion of their high school diploma. Students may apply credits earned from other accredited high schools or colleges. It is recommended that prospective students bring in their high school transcripts for our counselors to review in determining classes needed to complete their high school diploma. Students may enter the program at any time.  For more information, please visit our High School Diploma page.

GED Prep and Testing

GED Test Preparation

The Simi Institute for Careers and Education offers a comprehensive GED® test preparation program. This independent study program includes the GED® practice tests, teacher support as needed, online resources and extended hours for the learning lab. Both a traditional classroom lab and a blended home study program are available (pending Covid-19 restrictions). Students will be given online access to GED® test preparation and the blended home study program after taking a standardized math and reading test and completing 12 hours of attendance. The blended home study program has attendance requirements and requires a minimum of two hours of study per day. Register at any time.

PLEASE NOTE: This program may have a waiting list depending on teacher availability.

This course is FREE!

Spring 2023

Dates: January 11 - June 1, 2023

Days: Monday - Thursday

Time: M/W: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm; T/Th: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Room: 404

Prerequisites: None

GED Test Information

Simi Institute for Careers and Education is an official testing facility for GED® Testing Service.  Upon passing the exam, test candidates will be issued a high school equivalency credential from the state of California. To register to take the GED® test on our campus, visit or call 1.877.EXAMGED.  Payment and test scheduling are done online.  Examinees only come to the adult school on their selected test date.

Test Requirements:

  • 18 years of age or older (or within 60 days of 18th birthday).

  • Not a graduate of a U.S. high school.

  • Candidates must be California residents with a valid driver’s license, identification card, or government-issued passport.  

Photo ID must be presented at time of testing. Acceptable forms of ID Include a California driver’s license, California ID, or passport with a current picture and proof of California residency. The identification must be current and must include name, birth date, picture, address and signature. In the event that California residency cannot be verified with just one of the above, proof of residency must be provided by bringing an additional document in the form of a bank statement, utility bill or rental agreement.

Test Fees:

$140 full test (4 subject tests)

$35 individual subject test

  • Not recommended to take all 4 subject tests on the same day.

Spring 2023 registration

Register today for the next available seat.

New! skip the wait list when you test first

Take all four subject tests first and we will create a customized lesson plan AND move you to the top of the GED® Prep class wait list!

Once your test scores are posted, please make a counseling appointment with Kris Owen in the Counseling Office (Room 402) during business hours. 

From there, you will be placed in our GED® class within 2 - 3 weeks.


Kris Owen

805.579.6200, ext. 1615