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We offer free GED preparation classes in Eng­lish and Spanish. We prepare you for the GED exam by offering courses in four areas: Math, Science, Social Studies, and English Literature.  These are the same areas that you will be tested on during the GED exam.
A GED meets the same standard as a high school diploma.  Both are required to qualify for all federal and most state financial aid.  The California College Promise Grant (CCPG), formerly known as the Board of Governors (BOG) fee waiver, does not explicitly require a high school diploma or GED.  Getting your GED certificate can make a big difference in your ability to get and keep a job.
We are also a Pearson VUE-authorized GED testing center. You can take the GED exam at Los Angeles Mission College. Visit our GED Exam page for further information.
GED® Resources
HiSET  Preparation Classes are offered at Independence Adult Center. Call (408) 928-9300 to enroll. We are a HiSET official assessment site. Classes are FREE.
The HiSET Preparation Program is a set of teacher-directed classes in Reading, Writing, Social Studies, Science, and Math including the Open Lab for both offline and online individualized support. A seventh-grade reading, writing, and math level are required for this program, If a student doesn't meet the seventh-grade reading level they will be referred to our Pre-GED/HiSET class to build their skills and then transition back to the HiSET program.
Spring semester Classes begin: on January 10-May 25
Steps to Enroll in HiSET Preparation 
Step 1: Attend orientation and assessment. Call (408) 928-9300 to sign up for the Student Orientation
Step 2: Complete assessment tests to determine program placement. 
Step 3: Schedule a counseling appointment
Step 4:  The counselor will give your class schedule 
Please save at least 2  hours to complete this process. The enrollment process must be completed before you can start attending class.
Attendance is very important, a 80% attendance rate is required for all East Side Adult Program classes. 
Classes are:
  • Monday - Friday    - 8:50 am - 12:00 pm
  • Monday - Thursday - 6:00 pm - 9:10 pm   
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