Register Today for the High School Diploma Program 

Get your diploma and achieve your goals through the High School Diploma Program at NOCE.

A smiling high school diploma attending the Anaheim campus high school lab

Earn Your High School Diploma With NOCE!  

NOCE high school diplomas are issued to adult learners, 18 years of age and older. The NOCE High School Diploma Program operates as an open-entry lab where you as a student can work individually and at your own pace on various required subjects. All labs have instructors and staff members to assist you with completing your courses.  Select high school subjects are offered online. Take the next step with us!   

  • Be a graduate   
  • Earn more money  
  • Get a better job   
  • Transition to college  

New Students: Steps to Register

1. Apply to NOCE!

New students can enroll in the NOCE High School Diploma Program by following the steps on our registration page for new students.

Part 1: Complete the NOCE Interest Form

  • Complete your contact information
  • Click submit

Part 2: Create an OpenCCC Account

You will receive a Welcome email from the California Community College Website with your account information and a code. Important: This code is NOT your student ID.

Do you need a step-by-step guide? Visit How to Create an OpenCCC Account – Application Part 1

Part 3: Complete the Noncredit College Application

Complete the form with your information. If you have questions or need assistance please contact StarHelp at 714.808.4679 

  • In 24-48 hours, you will receive your Student ID.

Do you need a step-by-step guide? Visit How to Apply to NOCE – Application Part 2


Once you’ve applied to NOCE…

2. You must complete a general orientation through myGateway. 

To access myGateway, visit myGateway and use your Student ID and password to log in. 

For step-by-step instruction on how to access the online orientation, check out the page below:


3. Obtain and send your official transcripts from any high school program that you previously attended.

Official transcripts are delivered in a sealed/unopened envelope from the institution. Mail the official transcripts to the NOCE Wilshire Center at 315 E. Wilshire Avenue, Building 300, Fullerton, CA 92832, ATTN: HS RECORDS


4. After you have completed your orientation, you must meet with a counselor.

Call  714.808.4682 or email counseling@noce.edu to schedule an appointment with a counselor. When you meet with your counselor, your Student Educational Plan will be developed and will include what courses you must complete to earn your diploma. 

*New students must upload vaccination records or exemption forms on myGateway and be cleared prior to entering their selected high school lab. Once cleared, students may complete the diploma intake process and complete a Registration Form with their high school instructor to be added to their high school subject.  


5. Attend class at your selected high school lab to enroll in your high school subject.

First Floor: Room 139  

  • Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.  
  • Monday – Thursday: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.  
  • Phone: 714.808.4582

TE2-205*  

  • Monday – Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.  
  • Fridays: 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.  
  • Phone: 714.484.7438 

WIL 117/118*  

  • Monday – Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.  
  • Fridays: 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.  
  • Phone: 714.992.9538

6. Select high school subjects are offered online.

Register for online classes using  myGateway . Attend class online by logging into Canvas on the start date.


7. CASAS assessment is required.

Effective 2022 Fall Semester CASAS assessment is required by NOCE. There will be a CASAS pre-test and post-test administered to High School Diploma and GED/HiSET Prep Program students. Be sure to schedule your CASAS test prior to the first day of classes each academic year.

For more information on the CASAS assessment please call 714.808.4539.


Please visit NOCE’s Vaccine Mandate page for the latest updates.


Returning Students:

Continuing students: 

If fully vaccinated, must upload a vaccination record via MyGateway and be cleared prior to entering the high school lab. You will continue working on the subjects on your Student Educational Plan (SEP). CASAS assessment is required. Students must complete a Registration Form with their high school instructor to be added to their course. Always take your printed NOCE Student ID/Access Card to the lab to scan in/out.  

Please visit NOCE’s Vaccine Mandate page for the latest COVID-19 vaccine mandate updates.

Returning students (out over one year): 

Must meet with their counselor to update their Student Educational Plan (SEP).  Students must upload vaccine records or exemptions on myGateway and be cleared prior to entering their designated high school lab.  Once cleared, students may enter the high school lab to meet with their instructor to complete the intake process and a Registration Form. CASAS assessment is required. Always take your printed NOCE Student ID/Access Card to the lab to scan in/out.  

Please Note:

  • Anaheim High School Lab students should plan to stay in the lab for two (2) hours on their first day back
  • Cypress and Wilshire High School Lab students do not have a time commitment on their first day back. 

All returning students must take their Student Educational Plan (an electronic copy is fine) to the lab on their first day and should always take their printed NOCE Student ID/Access Card to the lab

Please visit NOCE’s Vaccine Mandate page for the latest COVID-19 vaccine mandate updates.


Basic Skills CASAS Assessment Information

Effective 2022 Fall Semester NOCE requires High School Diploma and GED/HiSET Prep Program students to take the comprehensive adult student assessment systems (CASAS). CASAS tests asses basic and academic skills in real-world contexts.

There will be a CASAS pre-test and post-test administered to High School Diploma and GED/HiSET Prep Program students in the Basic Skills Program.

In-Person Testing Hours From August 15 – December 9, 2022

Testing LocationAddressDaysTesting Hours
Anaheim Campus – Room 702AB1830 W. Romneya Drive
Anaheim, CA 92801
Mondays & Wednesdays8:30 a.m.
11 a.m.
1:30 p.m.
3:30 p.m.
6 p.m.
Anaheim Campus – Room 702AB1830 W. Romneya Drive
Anaheim, CA 92801
Fridays8:30 a.m.
11 a.m.
1:30 p.m.
Cypress Center – Room 2119200 Valley View Street,
Building TE2
Cypress, CA 90630
Tuesdays8:30 a.m.
11 a.m.
1:30 p.m.
Wilshire Center – Room 105315 E. Wilshire Avenue,
Building 100
Fullerton, CA 92832
Thursdays8:30 a.m.
11 a.m.
1:30 p.m.

Online Testing Hours From August 15 – December 9, 2022

To schedule your remote CASAS assessment please visit the registration link or text 714.808.4539.

DaysTesting Hours
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays11 a.m.
Tuesdays and Thursdays8:30 a.m.
11 a.m.
3:30 p.m.
6 p.m.

For more information about CASAS please call: 714.808.4539

Important Reminders:

Please bring your Student ID and a Photo ID. Late arrivals will not be accepted.

Please ensure you have access to logging into myGateway before coming in for testing.

If you are taking in-person classes on campus you will need to upload a COVID-19 vaccine record or request an exemption online via myGateway. Campus clearance status will be verified prior to entering the assessment lab. For more information, visit: noce.edu/vaccine