Adult High School and GED

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  • Starting Spring 2024: Adult High School/GED students will be provided with FREE TEXTBOOKS.  Students should connect with their instructor regarding textbook details.  For more information, email: Ahs-Ged@pipeline.sbcc.edu
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SPECIAL NOTICE: If you passed the GED after January 2, 2002, please request assistance from the following website:



The Adult High School (AHS) Diploma Program is designed for adults who want to earn their high school diploma. Students meet with an advisor to create an individual learning plan, and work one-on-one with faculty and in small groups with other students. Subjects include reading comprehension, vocabulary and grammar, spelling, writing, mathematics and other subjects.

Credit towards our high school completion program can be transferred from other accredited high schools or colleges. We offer free* classes, student support services such as transcript analysis, assessment, orientation, registration support, academic advising/counseling and career counseling and a flexible class schedule. Class hours are listed in this schedule.

Our program is approved through the state of California Community College Chancellor’s Office. Santa Barbara City College is fully accredited by the Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, which is part of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). The College is also approved by the California Department of Education. Print and fill out the Application for Admission form.

For more information or to schedule an appointment with an advisor prior to registration, please call the Student Services office at the Schott Campus: 805-898-8160.

*All classes in ESL and AHS are tuition free. In accordance with State and Federal Law, no fees shall be charged for classes in English and citizenship or elementary subjects.


 GED exam preparation classes are designed for students who are 18 years of age or older who wish to earn a high school equivalency certificate. Students are given instruction in the basic skills needed, and have the opportunity to take practice tests that will help them successfully complete all GED exams. Classes are offered both daytime and evenings. GED exam preparation classes are also offered bilingually (Spanish/English).

For more information or to schedule an appointment with an advisor prior to registration, please call Student Support Services at the Schott Campus: (805) 898-8160. 


You can take the GED exam on a computer at the Santa Barbara City College Schott Campus Community Technology Center, room 16. Testing times at Schott for 2024 are the following:

Friday, July 12, 2024 (4:30pm - 8:30pm)
Saturday, July 13, 2024 (8:30am - 12:30pm)
Friday, July 26, 2024 (4:30pm - 8:30pm)

Saturday, July 27, 2024 (8:30am - 12:30pm)

Friday, August 2, 2024 (4:30pm - 8:30pm)
Saturday, August 3, 2024 (8:30am - 12:30pm)


The GED exam consists of four subject areas: Math, Science, Social Studies, Reading/Language Arts (writing)

You will need to receive 145 points on each of the four exams, for a total of 580 points, to earn your GED certificate. Each exam costs $35, payable online with a credit or debit card, or agency voucher, for a total cost of $140. 

Register for the GED exams online at: www.ged.com. For information about testing at home, click here> GED Test at Home

For general GED questions call (805) 683-8202.

Patricia Mautone
Mariah Messer
Bridget Harrington
Claudia Johnson
Elizabeth Cooke
Elizabeth Owen


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If you are a student that is ready to transfer to credit classes, please click here.