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General Equivalency Diploma


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Get your GED 

About GED 

The GED is a test you can take for your diploma equivalency.  Our local providers offer preparation programs for the GED. Teachers offer a blend of in-class, online and individualized instruction to help you succeed. Earning your high school diploma equivalency shows employers you’re ready for the job and can open the door to higher education.  

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Who are these classes for?

What will you learn?

Classes are for adults who are ready to earn their diploma equivalency. Instruction is in both English and Spanish.

  • Focus on preparing for and passing the GED test to earn your high school diploma equivalency

  • Develop strong study habits, understand the exam format and take practice tests

  • Improve your skills for college or career training

From our alumni...

“The people are so nice and so is my teacher. I am so thankful for her! Everyone is so friendly and we all have a laugh every day. I just love it.”
- Shams Murshid


294 Green Valley Road Watsonville CA  95076

840 N. Branciforte Ave. Santa Cruz, CA 95062

6500 Soquel Drive Aptos, CA 95003

318 Union St. Watsonville, CA 95076

Providers, Classes and Pricing for GED 

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Take a look at some of the pricing and providers offering classes in Santa Cruz County.
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Tips: Before you start...

Here are a few things to know about program requirements and preparation

  • The GED program provides you with an orientation and assessment to understand where you need the most support

Providers offering GED 


WASC Adult Education

Watsonville/Aptos/Santa Cruz Adult Education offers educational programs to support your career growth, learn a new language, earn your diploma equivalency or create a pathway to college.


Classes and Pricing:

  • GED preparation classes are FREE at WASC Adult Education

  • Students are required to attend an orientation and complete assessment

  • In-Person classes require that you attend classes 12 hours per week

  • Classes are held in the morning and evenings and new classes start each semester

  • Classes are for adults who speak English or Spanish

Provider Tips:  

  • Call for more information about classes 

  • More WASCAE tips


Community Bridges - La Manzana and Live Oak Community Resources​

Community Bridges staff build a warm, friendly, safe place for the community to access resources that offer stability and hope for the future. La Manzana and Live Oak Community Resources is part of the Community Bridges family.


Classes and Pricing:

  • Community Resources

  • Classes are focused on improving reading and writing (literacy) in Spanish and English 

  • Includes graduation certificates for elementary and secondary education

  • Classes meet weekly


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Senderos is a multi-service nonprofit creating successful pathways for the Latino community of Santa Cruz County and building cross-cultural connections locally and abroad. Tutoring and scholarships offered at Senderos for youth and adults promote biliteracy, biculturalism, academic skills, and higher education. 

Class and Pricing:

  • Classes are FREE through the Plaza Comunitaria program at Senderos

  • Classes are in-person

  • Classes are primarily for adults who speak Spanish. Teachers are bilingual

Provider Tips:

  • Registration is open throughout the school year. You may start at any time

  • If you need help registering, visit or call Senderos. Contact Nereida Robles at or (831) 854-7740

  • More Senderos registration tips


Cabrillo College Extension


Cabrillo College Extension offers online GED preparation courses. 


Class and Pricing:

  • The GED preparation courses are offered online through Cabrillo Extension

  • Price is $129 per class

  • Classes last six weeks

  • New classes start every month. Learn about session dates on the Cabrillo College Extension website under Ed2Go

Provider Tips:

  • Bilingual Cabrillo customer support people are available at both Aptos and Watsonville campuses to help you 

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