Earning your GED diploma will open the door to new jobs, college, and career training
programs. And now that the passing score is 145, you’re more likely than ever to earn
your diploma. Your future is waiting! Get started at Allan Hancock College!
GED exam preparation classes are designed for students who are 18 years of age or
older who wish to earn a high school equivalency certificate. Students are given instruction
in the basic skills needed, and have the opportunity to take practice tests that will
help them successfully complete all GED exams. Classes are offered both daytime and
evenings. GED exam preparation classes are also offered bilingually (Spanish/English).
GED Preparation Classes
For more information about classes or to schedule an appointment with an counselor
prior to registration, please call Noncredit Student Success and Support Program (3SP) in the Community Education Building S: (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.
You can take the GED exam on a computer at the Allan Hancock College Testing Center,
Santa Maria Campus, Building A-406.
Register online for the test at www.ged.com before visit the Testing Center.
The GED exam consists of four subject areas:
• Social Studies
• Reading/Language Arts (writing)
You will need to receive 145 points on each of the four exams, for a total of 580
points, to earn your GED certificate. Each exam costs $35, payable online with a credit
or debit card, or agency voucher, for a total cost of $140. The AHC Testing Center offers GED testing almost every day; the dates are accessible online after you select the testing location.
Santa Maria Campus, Bldg S
805-922-6966 ext. 3209
Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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Instructor, Santa Maria High
"When I came to the US, I did not come to study; I came looking for a job to send money to my parents and younger siblings in Jalisco. All the time I was an AHC student, I was living in my older brother's house and kept working to support my family and save for tuition when I transfer to a university. Now that I have graduated with a master's degree and have been a teacher for eight years."
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