Test Preparation

Research Tools

Over 300 online practice tests, including the SAT, ACT, GED, TOEFL, ASVAB, Firefighter, Postal Works, and many others. Library card required for non-library computers.

On the Web
California Dept. of Education - Testing Info

Information regarding the development, coordination, and implementation of statewide testing programs in California, including CAHSEE, CELDT, and the GED.

ACT Test

Information about the ACT test, which many colleges now require for admission.

College Board

Register for the SAT, practice with sample questions, and get tips on planning for college at CollegeBoard.com.

Educational Testing Service

Educational Testing Service Network - practice questions for SAT, AP, CLEP, HiSET, CAHSEE, TOEFL, and many other tests. Links to college and university web sites.


Free practice tests online.

Test Prep Review

Free practice tests online.

Number2 Test Prep Courses

Free test prep courses online for SAT, ACT, GRE and vocabulary building!

Khan Academy

Free practice for the SAT and CAHSEE online.

GED Testing Service

Enter your ZIP code in the test center locator to learn more about testing in the Bay Area.

Finish Your Diploma

Locate free classes and other resources to help you get your high school diploma.


Around the Bay
Oakland Adult and Career Education

FREE GED prep classes!

2607 Myrtle Street, Oakland, (510) 273-2300

Alameda Adult School

CAHSEE prep class ($30 with pre-registration). $50 GED prep classes.

401 Pacific Ave., Alameda, (510) 522-3858.

Castro Valley Adult School

GED prep classes offered ($20 materials deposit).

4430 Alma Ave., Castro Valley, (510) 886-1000.

Hayward Center for Education & Careers

$95 GED prep classes

22100 Princeton Street, Hayward, (510) 293-8595

Berkeley Adult School

CAHSEE prep classes. GED $35 prep classes.HiSET testing center.

1701 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, (510) 644-6130

Fremont Adult School

FREE GED prep! ESL tests and classes offered.

4700 Calaveras Avenue, Fremont, (510) 793-6465

East Oakland Youth Development Center

FREE GED and CAHSEE preparation programs, Mon-Fri.

8200 International Blvd., Oakland, (510) 569-8088

Next Step Learning Center

FREE GED preparation.

2222 Curtis St. at West Grand, (510) 251-1731

San Leandro Adult School

GED prep classes available. Call for details.

1448 Williams St., San Leandro (510) 667-6287

InterCity Services, Inc.

FREE GED preparation.

3269 Adeline St., Berkeley, (510) 655-3552

Multicultural Institute

GED preparation $70. Spanish only.

3600 Macdonald Ave., Richmond, (510) 848-4075

People's Test Preparation Services

FREE (to all East Bay students) SAT/ACT preparation workshops. Various East Bay locations. Online registration only.

Email ptps.berkeley@gmail.com

Achieve Learning

SAT/ACT tutoring. Need-based scholarships available.

3661 Grand Ave. Ste 201 (510) 903-2224

Youth Uprising

FREE GED and SAT/ACT prep classes.

8711 Macarthur Blvd. (510) 777-9909

Early Academic Outreach Program at University of California at Berkeley

FREE SAT/ACT prep as well as other services to better prepare for college. Available to Skyline & Oakland Technical High School students. Call for details (510) 642-2364.

10 week SAT/ACT prep course from January to March. Accepted applicants also receive a waiver for the SAT fee.

2150 Kittredge St. Suite 3A, Berkeley, (510) 642-2364


The Boys and Girls Club of Oakland

Several sites offer FREE CAHSEE and SAT/ACT prep with annual membership.

Check website for locations, or call:

Anne Marie Whalen Branch (510) 535-9461 or 444-8211 [CAHSEE]

Leonard J, Meltzer Branch (510) 272-9929 [SAT/ACT]

Classroom Matters

Sliding scale CAHSEE and SAT/ACT tutoring upon request.

2436 Sacramento St., Berkeley (510) 540-8646

Aspire Education Project

Sliding scale CAHSEE and SAT/ACT tutoring. Various locations.

Call for details (510) 658-7500

Catalyst Prep SAT Boot Camp

While most of Catalyst's tutoring services are pricey, they offer an SAT boot camp for just $175. 2-day intensive. Various locations.

Call for details (800) 235-0056


ScholarMatch programs help under-resourced (free/reduced lunch program and/or first generation college bound students) students in the Bay Area and their families gain the skills they need to make the transition to college. Workshops (held in San Francisco) cover topics including finding the best college fit, the UCs/CSUs, private college, colleges beyond California, scholarships, financial aid, ACT and SAT prep for 11th graders, and more.

849 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110, (415) 652-2766