General Education Development (GED®)
The General Educational Development (GED®) exam has been used for over 65 years and is a national test designed to measure the skills and concepts normally learned during the four years of high school. The GED® High School Equivalency Certificate is considered the equivalent of a High School Diploma and is recognized throughout the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. Most employers and Community Colleges accept this in place of a High School Diploma.
The GED® test is 100% computer-based exam and is offered in both English and Spanish. Examinees are tested on 4 subject areas: Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, and Science. The examinee must score at least 145 on each subject area to pass. Subject area exam can be taken separately or together. Students with special needs can apply for accommodations in advance.
Registration: Registration can only be done online for the GED® Exam with a cost of $140 for all 4 subject area exams. The examinee must have an e-mail address and a major credit card to register. If the examinee does not have a credit card, they can purchase a voucher at the Oxnard Adult School office. Oxnard Adult School is an official Pearson VUE Test Center. The fee to retake a failed subject area exam is $15. Examinees must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid government issued photo ID. 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.
High School Equivalency Test (HiSET®)
The High School Equivalency Test (HiSET®) allows students to earn a California state issued High School Equivalency Certificate. The HiSET® High School Equivalency Certificate is considered the equivalent of a High School Diploma and is recognized throughout the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. Most employers and Community Colleges accept this in place of a diploma.
The fee for the HiSET is $130 which includes all 5 subject area tests. The 5 Subject areas include; Reading, Writing, Math, Science and Social Studies. The fee to retake a failed subject area test is $15. All testing fees must be paid at the Oxnard Adult School main campus in cash or credit card only.
Registration: Examinees must be 18 years or older and not a high school graduate; must have a valid email address and a valid ID (CA Driver’s license or ID, military ID, passport or international government ID with current picture).
- To schedule an exam, you must go online to create your profile.
- After you create your profile, print out the page with your HiSET ID number.
- Take the copy of the HiSET home page with the HiSET ID number and valid ID to Oxnard Adult School Office and register for the HiSET Exam.
- Name on ID must be identical to the name on registration (excluding accents). If it doesn’t, you may not be allowed to test, or your scores may be canceled after you take the test.
There are no refunds on test fees. There is a $5.00 certificate fee through parchment.com
New HisET test takers
To schedule your HiSET ® 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 the registration. Candidate must be 18 years or older and not a high school graduate.
2018 Testing Schedule GED® or HiSET®
|9:00 am – 1:00 pm||7, 8, 9||No AM Testing||9, 10, 11||6, 7, 8||11, 12, 13|
|4:30 pm – 8:30 pm||No PM Testing||18, 19, 20||23, 24, 25||27, 28, 29||No PM Testing|