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Stanislaus County Office of Education

GED Test Services

The Stanislaus County Office of Education-Educational Options division offers two options for adults who left high school before graduation to secure a High School Equivalency (HSE) diploma.  You have the choice of taking the General Educational Development (GED) test or the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) exam to test your high school equivalency skills. 

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1100 H Street
Modesto, CA 95354
Phone: (209) 238-6506
Fax: (209) 238-6502

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Both GED & HiSET require registration online.  To register for the GED test, please CLICK HERE.  To register for the HiSET exam, please CLICK HERE.  Age requirement is 18 years of age or older (some 17 year olds who meet specific criteria for testing may also take the test). Tests are given on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at the Petersen Educational Pathways (PEP) Testing Center. Candidates must present a valid government issued picture ID when reporting for testing

Please note: Students MUST arrive 15 minutes before their test time to check-in. The test center will provide handheld calculators, but candidates are welcome to bring their own. For Pearson VUE GED testing, the TI-30XS model is the only approved handheld calculator, or you can use the test built-in TI-30XS calculator. Please review Pearson VUE GED guidelines. 

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Key Contacts

Anna Garcia

Titles: GED Testing Technician
Phone Numbers:
Work: 209-238-6503

Mirella Lopez

Titles: GED Proctor/Receptionist
Phone Numbers:
Work: 209-238-6506
Telka Walser

Telka Walser

Titles: Director III, Educational Options
Phone Numbers:
Work: 209-238-1507

Michele Williamson

Titles: GED Testing Technician
Phone Numbers:
Work: 209-238-6502