Test Preparation

On the Web
California Dept. of Education - Testing Info

Information regarding the development, coordination, and implementation of statewide testing programs in California, including CHSPE, CELDT, and High School Equivalency Tests including GED, HiSET, and TASC.

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 - information and preparation for APCLEPSATGREHiSETTOEFL, and many other tests. 


Free practice tests online, including SAT, ACT, GED, TOFEL

Number2 Test Prep Courses

Free test prep courses online for ACTGRE and vocabulary building!

Khan Academy

Free practice for the SAT online.

GED Testing Service

Online classes, practice tests and GED tests. 

Finish Your Diploma

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


K12 Powered Schools

Free online High School. 855.960.4589

Around the Bay
Oakland Adult and Career Education

FREE GED prep classes!

2607 Myrtle Street, Oakland, Room 122, (510) 273-2310

Alameda Adult School

GED prep classes.

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

Castro Valley Adult School

GED prep classes offered 

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

Hayward Center for Education & Careers

GED prep classes

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

Berkeley Adult School

GED and HiSET prepareation classes and 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

Next Step Learning Center

FREE GED and HiSET preparation.

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

San Leandro Adult School

GED prep classes available. Please register online. 

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

Multicultural Institute

GED preparation. Spanish only.

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

People's Test Preparation Services

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

Email info@ptps.berkeley.edu, (949) 293-4186

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

Classroom Matters

SAT/ACT/HSPT preparation workhops. 

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

Aspire Education Project

Sliding scale SAT/ACT tutoring. Various locations.

Call for details (510) 658-7500


While most of Catalyst's tutoring services are pricey, they offer an SAT/ACT boot camp. Various locations.

Call for details (800) 235-0056


ScholarMatch programs help under-resourced students in the Bay Area and their families gain the skills they need to make the transition to college. Workshops cover topics including finding the best college fit, the UCs/CSUs, private college, colleges beyond California, scholarships, financial aid, SAT prep, and more.

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

Research Tools

Testing & Education Reference Center (TERC) is an online tool for all ages for standardized test preparation, researching undergraduate and graduate programs, finding tuition assistance, and exploring careers. It also includes test prep assistance for career certification exams and advice on resumes, cover letters, interviewing, and networking.