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®, GED, or TASC™ 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.

Upcoming Spring Semester Schedule

       Click here to view the Spring 2021 HSE class schedule.

                                  *Spring 2021 online classes will be held January 19 - May 26 via Canvas.


Getting Started 

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

Follow these 5  Steps to Success!

*Please note: We are now enrolling students for the Spring 2021 semester.

 1. Create Assessment ID
 2. Attend an HSE Orientation
 3. Submit Saddleback College Application
 4. Attend free online HSE classes
 5. Pass your HiSET Exams

*For questions / more information, please call us at (949) 297-6037 or email us at   scadulted@saddleback.edu We are available to assist you Monday - Thursday 8:30am-8:00pm

1. Create 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 test in reading and math. Returning students can go directly to step 2.  Click here to create your assessment ID

2. Attend HSE Orientation
New students must attend “Live” online HSE Orientation to be able to register for classes. HSE Orientations will be held online via Zoom at 11:00AM and 6:00PM on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, November 10, 2020
  • Tuesday, November 17, 2020
  • Tuesday, November 24, 2020
  • Tuesday, December 1,  2020
  • ​Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Go to: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/my/javiercorrales to attend virtual HSE Orientation via your computer or smartphone.  ​​Zoom Personal ID Number: ​949-831-5831

3. Saddleback College Application
All students must complete a Saddleback College application to register and enroll for HSE classes. Students will need their username and password to enroll in MySite. Click here to complete your application and enroll​

Need support with completing your college application? Join us for our virtual application workshops held via Zoom every Thursday at 11am & 6pm, beginning on November 19. 

Go to: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/my/javiercorrales to attend a virtual application workshop via your computer or smartphone.  ​​Zoom Personal ID Number: ​949-831-5831

4. Attend Free Online HSE Classes
Study and prepare for your 5 Official HiSET Exams by enrolling in the following Saddleback College online classes. *Online Spring 2021 HSE classes begin January 19, 2021. 

  • AEBE 702NC - Language Arts I (Social Studies, Science)
  • AEBE 703NC - Language Arts II(Reading, Writing)
  • AEBE 704NC - Math I
  • AEBE 705NC - Math II* 

*These classes have a pre-requisite​.

Classes will be accessed through CANVAS

5. Pass your 5 HiSET exams 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 by the "HiSET Exam From Home" option due to COVID.
Each test is $30.25 (you can retest 3 times per subject per year).
Take one test at a time or all five at once.


Need Assistance?   Contact Us

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

 Tel.: (949) 297-6037   Emailscadulted@saddleback.edu


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

Javier Corrales

(949) 336-2457



Helpful Resources | Video Guides

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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) 297-6037
31351 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano

Saddleback Adult Education - Mission Viejo

(949) 297-6037
25632 Peter A Hartman Way, Mission Viejo