High School Equivalency (HSE)

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High School Equivalency (HSE) Preparation Classes

*Providing free, non-credit, open-entry HSE classes. Apply and register anytime throughout the semester! We will be offering three options for Fall classes - On-Campus, Fully Online or Hybrid. 
Fall Semester: Monday, August 23 - December 21, 2021

High School Equivalency (HSE) preparation classes are designed to ensure that students pass all sections of the HiSET® or GED test. *HSE classes are open enrollment, meaning students can register anytime throughout the semester.

Exam preparation through Saddleback College includes free classes offered in the subjects that you will be tested on the official exam: Math, Science, Social Studies, and Language Arts (Reading & Writing). These classes are offered in both English and Spanish. We also provide free placement and practice tests to assess student readiness for official testing. 

Welcome Back, Students! The Adult Education office located at Silverado High School is now open to the public for on-site student support services. Please Note: Face coverings are required for all students, staff and visitors. Learn more about our safety procedures at saddleback.edu/HealthandSafetySafety-Requirements                                     

                  Upcoming Spring Semester Schedule      

       Click here to view the Spring 2022 HSE Class Schedule.

                   *Spring 2022 classes will be held in -person and online January 18 - May 25.

Free COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic

Saddleback College is partnering with the Orange County Health Care Agency, Capistrano Unified School District, Union High School, and the South Orange County and CHEC Family Resource Centers to offer a free COVID-19 vaccination clinic that is open to the community. All walk-in based. No reservations required.

You're Invited!

Clinic details:

Location: Union High School - 31422 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

Date: Wednesday, October 13

Time: 3:00pm - 6:00pm


  • A photo ID with Date of Birth (DOB) is preferred, but other forms of identification will be accepted.
  • Legal status or proof of citizenship is NOT required.
  • Minors, ageds 12-17, must be accompanied by a parent or an adult legal guardian.

Click here for Community Vaccination Clinic Flyer (Information Available in English & Spanish)


Getting Started 

     Are you ready to begin the journey to earn your HSE Certificate? 

Follow these 5  Steps to Success!

 1. Create Assessment ID & Complete assessment exams
 2. Attend an HSE Orientation
 3. Submit Saddleback College Application & Register for Classes
 4. Attend free online HSE classes through Canvas
 5. Pass your HiSET Exams

*For questions / more information, please call us at (949) 336-2457 or email us at   scadulted@saddleback.edu We are available to assist you Monday - Thursday 8:30am-8:00pm

1. a) Create Assessment ID
Click here to create your assessment ID. The assessment (ASAP ID) number is needed when you attend your High School Equivalency Orientation. Your assessment (ASAP ID) number is used for your initial practice test in reading and math. Returning students can go directly to step 2.  

b) Complete your Reading and Math assessment (practice) exams. HSE assessment tests in Reading and Math are held every Wednesday from 10am to 6pm on a first come, first serve basis. The two practice Reading and Math tests will take about an hour each to complete. These are initial practice exams to help you determine your readiness and amount of preparation support needed to pass the official HiSET® or GED state exam. Please Note: You will need to use a Windows, Mac, Chromebook computer or an iPad to begin testing. 

➡ Click here to schedule your HSE CASAS assessment tests with our HSE Coordinator. 

*Assessment (practice) tests can be completed before or after attending an orientation.

2. Attend HSE Orientation
New students must attend a “Live” virtual HSE Orientation to learn about the program and to be able to register for classes. You may join us at either 10:30AM or 5:30PM for an HSE Orientation held via Zoom on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, November 9 (for Spring 2022 classes)

*For Fall 2021 classes, please contact Javier Corrales (HSE Coordinator) at (949) 336-2457 for more information on how to get started.

Click on the following link to attend the virtual HSE Orientation via your computer or smartphone: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/my/javiercorrales

 ​​Zoom Personal ID Number: ​949-831-5831

3. Submit Saddleback College Application & Register for Classes

           Click here to view the Spring 2022 HSE Class Schedule.

*Need help completing your application or registering for classes? Call our Admissions & Records support team (listed below) for assistance. 

❖ Nancy Ayala: (949) 627-0893

❖ Jacqueline Parra: (949) 627-0824

4. Attend free HSE classes online through Canvas
Study and prepare for your 5 Official HiSET Exams by attending your HSE classes online. *Fall 2021 classes begin August 23, 2021 and will be accessed through CANVAS

  • AEBE 702NC - Language Arts I (Social Studies, Science)
  • AEBE 703NC - Language Arts II(Reading, Writing)
  • AEBE 704NC - Math I
  • AEBE 705NC - Math II* 
  • AEBE 792 - Language Arts/ Math Lab (to conduct practice exams for the state test)

*These classes have a pre-requisite​.

5. Pass all 5 subjects of the HiSET exam and earn your High School Equivalency Certificate! 
Schedule your testing appointments through the HiSET website and pass all 5 subject exams:

  • Social Studies
  • Science
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Writing

*Official HiSET Exams will be proctored in-person at Saddleback College or by the "HiSET Exam From Home" option. Take one test at a time or all five at once. Each test proctored at Saddleback College is $26.75 (you can retest 3 times per subject every year).

Need Assistance?   Contact Us

  We are available to assist you  Monday-Thursday   8:30 am - 8:00 pm

 Tel.: (949) 348-6850   Emailscadulted@saddleback.edu


For specific questions, please contact the High School Equivalency Coordinator:

Javier Corrales

(949) 336-2457


Adult Education Main Office

Welcome Back, Students! The Adult Education office located at Silverado High School is now open to the public for on-site student support services. Please Note: Face coverings are required for all students, staff and visitors. Learn more about our safety procedures at saddleback.edu/HealthandSafetySafety-Requirements

The main office for Saddleback College Adult Education is located off of the main campus, at Silverado High School in order to serve our students in the community. Here, you will find a dedicated space for classrooms and staff offices.

➡ Address: 25632 Peter A Hartman Way, Mission Viejo, CA 92691  *Click here for map.

➡ Hours: Monday-Thursday   8:30 am - 8:00 pm

Student Services Offered:

  • Admissions & Records assistance (Bilingual support offered in English & Spanish)
    • Application support
    • Registration support
    • Student Update support on college record
  • Technology assistance (Bilingual support offered in English & Spanish)
    • Canvas support
    • College Email support
    • ConferZoom support

HSE Class Locations | Adult Education

Saddleback Adult Education partners with several community agencies to bring you classes throughout South Orange County.  

❖ Saddleback Adult Education at Silverado High School 

   25632 Peter A. Hartman Way, Mission Viejo, CA 92691

❖ Union High School (formerly Serra High School) 

  31351 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

*Please note: HSE will be offering two options for fall classes - On-Campus or Fully Online.

Undocumented Students | Educational & Community Resources

Saddleback College is deeply committed to the inclusion of all people, regardless of their race, ethnicity, heritage, national origin, immigration status, religion, age, sexual orientation, or level of ability. Saddleback College is dedicated to student success, inclusion, and the powerful representation of each member of our community.  

The Undocumented Student Support webpage provides a variety of resources to our Dreamers, AB540 eligible students and our undocumented students to support academic success. California Assembly Bill 540 (AB540) is a California law that allows qualified undocumented students opportunities to further their education and pay in-state tuition fees at all California Community Colleges. 

If you are an undocumented student, there are many resources available to you. Please know Saddleback Colleges caring allies are ready to help and protect our undocumented community and their families.

At Saddleback College you will find a safe environment and supportive community. 

Welcome to opportunity.

Click here for more information on the Saddleback Undocumented Student Support Resources 

Meet with a Bilingual Counselor

                             Bilingual counselors are provided by the Saddleback College Counseling Center. 

*Fall semester counseling begins August 23.* 

Our bilingual counselors' information is listed below. Please click on the pop-in zoom links to meet with a counselor or call us at (949) 348-6850 to schedule an appointment. 

Counselors provide students with:

❖ Academic counseling  ❖ Career counseling  ❖ Personal counseling

Click here to view a flyer of our Fall 2021 Counseling schedule.


 8:30 am - 12:00 pm 

 Maryam Afshari

 (English & Farsi)

 (949) 416-5654

mafshari@saddleback.edu(link sends e-mail)

 8:30 am - 12:00 pm 

 Maryam Afshari

 (English & Farsi)

 (949) 416-5654

mafshari@saddleback.edu(link sends e-mail)


 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

 Angel Torres

 (English & Spanish)

atorres92@saddleback.edu(link sends e-mail)


 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

 Angel Torres

 (English & Spanish)

atorres92@saddleback.edu(link sends e-mail)





 3:00 - 7:00 pm

 Maryam Afshari

 (English & Farsi)

 (949) 416-5654

mafshari@saddleback.edu(link sends e-mail)


 4:00 - 7:00 pm

 Maryam Afshari

 (English & Farsi)

 (949) 416-5654

mafshari@saddleback.edu(link sends e-mail)


Helpful Resources | Video Guides

MySite Registration Guide

Canvas and ConferZoom Guide

How to Access Zoom Using a Chromebook