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GED / HSE Preparation Class

CAC’s GED or HSE (High School Equivalency) classes are designed to help students prepare to take the GED or High School Equivalency tests. Students must be at least 16 years old and not enrolled in school to register for class, and to take the GED test.

What will I learn in the class?

  • Civics
  • Math
  • Reading and Writing
  • Social Studies
  • Science
  • College Preparation
  • Career Exploration

How long will it take before I am ready to take the GED test?

It depends. You will start by taking a test to see where you are and figure out where you need to improve.

It also depends on how much time you spend studying – in class, online, with a tutor, and at home. Students in the state average 80 hours of study time to pass the GED tests. Each class has 45 hours of classroom instruction.

Register for GED Class

How do I Register for a Class?


  • You can begin the registration process online, but you must present your identification and pay in person.

In Person:

  1. Come to a CAC campus or center with your state ID or two other forms of identification. Students must provide documentation of legal United States Residency.
  2. Complete registration paperwork for class of choice. See schedule of upcoming classes.
  3. Pay the non-refundable fee (see chart below) at the Casa Grande Center. You can pay with check or money order only.

Based upon 2017 poverty guidelines 

Size of Household Annual Income  Annual Income  Annual Income
1 $0 – $12,060 $12,061 – $24,120 $24,121 and above
2 $0 – $16,240 $16,241 – $32,480 $32,481 and above
3 $0 – $20,420 $20,421 – $40,840 $40,841 and above
4 $0 – $24,600 $24,601 – $49,200 $49,201 and above
5 $0 – $28,780 $28,781 – $57,560 $57,561 and above
6 $0 – $32,960 $32,961 – $65,920 $65,921 and above
7 $0 – $37,140 $37,141 – $74,280 $74,281 and above
8 $0 – $41,320 $41,321 – $82,640 $82,641 and above
Minimum Fee

(0-100% of Poverty)

Reduced Fee

(101-200% of Poverty)

Full Fee

(Over 200% of Poverty)

FEE $20  $35  $50 
Class Schedules and Locations

Click here for the upcoming Spring 2019 schedule: GED Classes SPRING 2019

Casa Grande Center: 1015 E. Florence Blvd., Casa Grande. 520-494-5950 (only accepts check or money order payments)

Maricopa Campus: 17945 W. Regent Rd., Maricopa. 520-494-6400

Signal Peak Campus: 8470 N. Overfield Rd., Coolidge. 520-494-5444

  • We now offer classes at the Signal Peak Campus during CART times! Go to to find times and routes near you!
  • There may be childcare available at the Signal Peak Campus in the Early Learning Center. Contact the Early Learning Center at (520) 494-5149 for more information.

Aravaipa Campus: 80440 E. Aravaipa Rd., Winkelman. 520-357-2800

Superstition Mountain Campus: 805 S. Idaho Rd., Apache Junction. 480-677-7731

San Tan Campus: 3736 E. Bella Vista Rd., San Tan Valley. 480-677-7825

GED Test

The GED Test

The website provides more information about the content of the test and enables students to set up a MyGED account. A MyGED account is required to take the GED test. The MyGED account will allow you to schedule the test and pay for it.  There are five subjects tested: Reasoning through Language Arts, Mathematical Reasoning, Science, Social Studies, and Civics. The test currently costs $149 or $35 for RLA, SS, SCI, MAT. The Civics test is $9.

GED testing is available at Signal Peak, Superstition Mountain, and Aravaipa Campuses. For more information, click here.

Pre Testing - TABE