High School Diploma Requirements
BAS is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Required courses are offered in the fields of science, mathematics, social science, and language arts. Qualified students may also choose to take an Elective Credit Class for our Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses. Students need a minimum of 175 credits to graduate. A minimum of 10 credits must be earned at Berkeley Adult School to receive our diploma.
High School Equivalency Exams
BAS is an official test center for the GED and HiSET exams. You do not need to be a student at BAS to take the exam here. Adults can earn their High School Equivalency (HSE) certificate from the state of California by passing either of these exams. To learn more about each exam please visit ged.com and/or hiset.ets.org.
Paper-based testing Language Arts – Writing, Language Arts – Reading, Science, Social Studies, Mathematics.
To Register & Sign up for the HiSET Exam
- Go to hiset.ets.org to set up an account.
- Come to the BAS office (with photo ID and your ETS account ID #) at least 3 days in advance to schedule your test and pay the fee.
HiSET Testing Fees
$125 for the full battery or $25 for one subject.
HiSET Test Dates
Tuesday afternoons, 4:00 pm – 8:30 pm (schedule subject to change, please call BAS at 510-644-8963 for updated schedule)
March 14 & 21
April 11 & 18
May 9 & 16
June 6 & Wednesday June 14
Reading Language Arts (RLA), Science, Social Studies, Mathematics
To Register & Sign up for the GED Exam
- Go to www.ged.com or call (877) 392-6433 to schedule and pay for your exam.
- Come to BAS to take your exam.
GED Testing Fees
$140 for the full battery, or $35 for one subject.
GED Testing Dates
The first Saturday of the month and the first & second Friday of the month. (please see ged.com for updated and current schedule)
March 4, April 8, May 6, June 3
March 3 & 10
March 31 & April 14
May 5 & 12
June 2 & 9