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GED/HiSET Testing 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. 


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. 

Para registrarse para el examen de GED, por favor PRECIONE AQUÍ.  Para registrarse para el examen de HiSET, por favor PRECIONE AQUÍ.  La registración se hará solo en línea. Los exámenes serán los Martes, Miércoles, Jueves y Viernes en el Centro de Exámenes Petersen Educational Pathways. Los candidatos deben presentar una identificación válida de gobierno con foto al presentarse para el examen.

Tenga en cuenta: Los estudiantes deben llegar 15 minutos antes de la hora del examen para registrarse. El centro de pruebas proporcionará calculadoras portátiles, pero los candidatos pueden traer las suyas propia calculadora portátil. Para el examen de Pearson VUE GED, el modelo TI-30XS es la única calculadora de mano aprobada, o puede usar la calculadora TI-30XS incorporada de prueba. Revise las pautas de GED de Pearson VUE.

Request for GED/HiSET Transcript/Certificate

If you took the GED exam on or after 1990, you will need to request your transcript through the GED Testing Service Transcript Service  website.

If you took the GED exam before 1990 and do not see your test center listed below, your records are not stored with GED.   You can contact the test center to get a copy of your records.  If the testing center you tested at is on the list below, please visit the GED Testing Service Transcript Service website.

  • Modesto Junior College
  • Public Safety Center Trailer
  • Stanislaus Co. Honor Farm
  • Stanislaus Job Club - Literacy Center
  • Turlock Adult School

To request your transcript for the HiSET exam you will need to create an account and login into the Direct Website or through the HiSET Website.


Reserved parking arranged for all GED test takers on the 7th Floor at the 12th Street Parking Garage. Must identify yourselves as SCOE GED testers to parking garage attendant.

Ofrecemos estacionamiento reservado para los examinados de GED en el piso 7 en el estacionamiento de la calle 12. Deben identificarse como evaluadores de SCOE GED ante el encargado del estacionamiento.

Contact Us

715 13th Street, Suite C
Modesto, CA 95354

Key Contacts

Telka Walser

Director II

Anna Garcia

GED Testing Technician

Michele Morton

GED Testing Technician

Mirella Lopez

GED Proctor/Receptionist