High School Equivalency (HSE)

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High School Equivalency (HSE) Preparation Classes

High School Equivalency (HSE) preparation classes are designed to ensure that students pass all sections of the HiSET® or GED test. 

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. 

*Please note: We are now registering students for the Fall semester.                                         

                  Upcoming Fall Semester Schedule      

       Click here to view the Fall 2021 HSE Class Schedule.

                   *Fall 2021 classes will be held August 23 - December 21. HSE classes in the Fall will be held either online via canvas or in person.


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. On a Windows, Mac or Chromebook computer or an iPad, click the link below to enter Zoom and begin testing. 

Go to: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/my/javiercorrales to join assessment testing (anytime between 10am and 6pm on Wednesdays) on your computer or iPad.  ​​Zoom Personal ID Number: ​949-831-5831

*Regardless of the date you complete your assessment exams, please proceed to Step 2 and attend an orientation as soon as possible.

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 11:00AM or 6:00PM for an HSE Orientation held via Zoom on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, August 3,  2021

  • Tuesday, August 17,  2021

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 Fall 2021 HSE Class Schedule.

*Need help completing your application or registering for classes? Join our Admissions & Records team for our virtual support workshops held via Zoom every Tuesday of orientations at 12pm & 7pm, right after the HSE Orientation. Link to workshops: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/my/javiercorrales;​​ Zoom Personal ID Number: ​949-831-5831

4. Attend free HSE classes online through Canvas
Study and prepare for your 5 Official HiSET Exams by attending your HSE classes online. *Spring 2021 classes begin January 19, 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

*Due to COVID-19, official HiSET Exams will be proctored by the "HiSET Exam From Home" option. Take one test at a time or all five at once. Each test is $30.25 (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



Helpful Resources | Video Guides

How to Access Zoom Using a Chromebook


Adult Education Offices

*Saddleback College Adult Education offers HSE preparation classes at Saddleback Adult Education MV, on the Silverado High School (SHS) campus and at Saddleback Adult Education SJC, on the Serra High School campus.

All classes are open enrollment, meaning students can register anytime throughout the semester. Due to COVID-19,  all classes are being held remotely/online. Our offices listed below are currently closed. For questions/ inquiries, please contact our HSE Coordinator at (949) 336-2457.

Saddleback Adult Education - San Juan Capistrano

(949) 348-6850
31351 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano

Saddleback Adult Education - Mission Viejo

(949) 348-6850
25632 Peter A Hartman Way, Mission Viejo