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 and in-person.

NOCE provides a space to support 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
  • Traditional and Online Classes  

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:   

High School Diploma   GED 
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 or online 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 online learning and 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 or study online to work on these courses.  For more information, visit: 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, year-round, open-entry GED/HiSET Preparation courses help you prepare for the exams. NOCE offers tutoring and academic support. 
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, 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.   The GED/HiSET Prep Program is offered at two locations. The NOCE Wilshire Center provides an open-entry lab modality where students work at their own pace. The NOCE Anaheim Campus provides GED/HiSET Preparation in a traditional classroom setting.  
Anaheim Campus (1830 W. Romneya Drive, Anaheim, CA 92801)  
NOCE Wilshire Center (315 E. Wilshire Ave., Building 300, Fullerton, CA 92832)  
Accommodations   You may qualify to receive special accommodations from our Disability Support Services Program if you have a verified disability.  


Wilshire Center: or call 714.992.9538 

If you need assistance with registering via MyGateway, contact our StarHelp line at 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.