Study for the GED/HiSET Exams With NOCE!  

The NOCE GED/HiSET Program helps adults prepare for their high school equivalency (GED or HiSET) exams by providing academic support and convenient classes online. Effective 2022 Fall, CASAS assessment is required.

NOCE provides support to students as they prepare to take the GED/HiSET exams. NOCE offers tutoring and classes at no cost to you! Take the next step with us!   

  • Tuition-Free Classes  
  • Instructor-Led Lessons  
  • Free Tutoring
  • Online Classes  

High School Diploma and GED/HiSET Prep Program Overview

Information Sessions

Note: All information sessions will be held virtually via Zoom video conferencing. You will receive an e-mail with meeting instructions before your workshop(s).

Info Session DatesTimeLocationEvent Information
Tuesday, October 11, 202210 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. VirtualSign Up Now
Tuesday, October 11, 20226 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.VirtualSign Up Now
Tuesday, November 8, 202210 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. VirtualSign Up Now
Tuesday, November 8, 20226 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.VirtualSign Up Now
Tuesday, November 15, 202210 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. VirtualSign Up Now
Tuesday, November 15, 20226 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.VirtualSign Up Now
Tuesday, December 6, 202210 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. VirtualSign Up Now
Tuesday, December 6, 20226 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.VirtualSign Up Now

High School Diploma vs. GED/HiSET 

The choice between earning a high school diploma or high school equivalency certificate (GED/HiSET) depends on your personal needs. However, here are some important factors to consider in making your decision:   

Factors:High School Diploma   GED/HiSET
Time to Complete The amount of time varies depending on the number of credits you need to complete your diploma, how many hours you can attend in-person per week, your skill levels in reading and math, and your ability to learn new material and stay focused throughout your program.  The amount of time it takes to prepare for and pass the GED/HiSET exam varies for each student. 
Format   Work at your own pace! Use textbooks to study high school subjects, pass subject tests, and earn credits toward a diploma. To obtain a high school diploma, students must finish a series of courses. This program requires you to regularly attend a high school lab to work on these courses.   A high school equivalency (GED/HiSET) certificate is earned from the State of California by passing the series of GED or the HiSET exams. The free, GED/HiSET Preparation courses help you prepare for the exams. NOCE offers tutoring and academic support. For more information, visit: GED.com 
Cost  The High School Diploma Program is free; textbooks and learning materials are provided for use in the High School labs at each NOCE Center.  The cost for the HiSET exam or GED varies. Please visit, GED.com for the latest costs for receiving your GED certificate.  
Location  The NOCE High School Diploma Program is available at all three NOCE Centers in Anaheim, Cypress, and Fullerton.  Select high school subjects are offered online. The GED/HiSET Prep Program is offered online.
Accommodations   You may qualify to receive special accommodations from our Disability Support Services Program if you have a verified disability.  You may qualify to receive special accommodations from our Disability Support Services Program if you have a verified disability.  

Questions? 

Anaheim Campus: AnaheimHighSchoolLab@noce.edu or call 714.808.4582 

Visit: First-floor room 139

Cypress Center: CypressHighSchoolLab@noce.edu or call 714.484.7438 

Visit: Room TE2-205

Wilshire Center: WilshireHighSchoolLab@noce.edu or call 714.992.9538 

Visit: WIL 117/118

If you need assistance with registering via MyGateway, contact our StarHelp line at starhelp@noce.edu or call 714.808.4679.  

Ready to Take the Next Step?

For more information on how to register to GED/HiSET preparation classes please visit the registration page.