Finish Your Diploma/GED

Thank you for your interest in continuing your education at Berkeley Adult School.

At BAS, we have some classes that meet only in person, some classes that meet only online, and some classes you can attend in person or via Zoom. The important thing is that we want to do everything we can to enable you to attend!

There are two main paths to completing High School. You can:

  • Earn your High School Diploma (HSD) by taking high school classes.  We also offer an Independent Study program for Eligible students.
  • To find out more about the credit requirements for a diploma, click HERE.
  • Pass a High School Equivalency (HSE) exam.  HSE preparation classes offered at BAS
  • To find out more about the two HSE exam options, click HERE.

Both High School Diploma classes and High School Equivalency classes are free. Our counselor will help you decide which path is right for you.

Please call the High School Office with any questions about Registration and Enrollment if the registration period is closed. Phone: (510) 644-8963 or (510) 981-9150, Email:

When do classes start?

Spring Term 1 classes began Tuesday, January 16, 2024.

Spring Term 2 classes begin Monday March 18, 2024 

ORIENTATION Dates for Spring Term 1

Tuesday: 12/5/23, 12/19/23, 1/9/24 at 9 AM
Wednesday: 12/13/23 9 AM or 6 PM, 1/10/24 at 6 PM

ORIENTATION Dates for Spring Term 2

Tuesday: 2/27/24 at 9 AM and 3/12/24 at 6 PM
Wednesday: 2/28/24 at 9 AM or 6 PM,  3/6/24 at 9 AM or 6 PM, 3/12/24 at 6 PM

Room 216- Orientation

9 AM

6 PM


2/27/24, 3/12/24

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2/28/24, 3/6/24

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Class Dates

Spring Term 1: January 16, 2024 – March 15, 2024

Spring Term 2: March 18, 2024 – June 4, 2024

How to Register & Enroll in Four easy steps:

Step 1: REGISTER(New students only)

New students need to complete the Academic Registration Form. Returning students can “sign in” with your USERNAME & password. Please contact the HS office if you need assistance. Click on the Academic Registration Form button then click the “Register Now” button.

After you complete the online Registration form, you will receive an email receipt with links to the Math Placement and the Writing Sample with goals assessment (the sender of the email is

NOTE: Students can also come to the BAS High School Office to complete the Registration form. Monday through Thursday: 8:30am – 1 pm and 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm (closed for lunch 1 – 2 pm) and Friday 8:30 am – 12 noon. 

Returning Students (from Spring 2023) please contact the High School Office to get enrolled in classes (510) 644-8963 or (510) 981-9150 or

Note: Returning students do not need to take the Assessments or attend the orientation. Talk to the counselor to determine which assessments are needed for you. 

Come to BAS to attend the Orientation & take the CASAS Reading placement test. Please allow up to 3 hours.
Orientation will be in room 216 – No appointment required


Tuesday: 12/5/23, 12/19/23, 1/9/24 at 9 AM
Wednesday: 12/13/23 9 AM & 6 PM, 1/10/24 at 6 PM

NOTE: CASAS Reading assessment can be taken on alternate dates if needed in room 107. Please check in with the main office prior to taking the assessment.

Mornings: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:00 AM-10:30 AM, Thursday from 8:00 AM -11:30 AM

Evenings: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday from 6 PM-7:15 PM

New students need to complete the Academic Registration Form. You are a NEW student if you did not attend BAS during the Spring 2023 semester.

Click on the Academic Registration Form button then click the “Register Now” button.

AFTER you have completed steps 1, 2 & 3…

You must meet with the counselor to enroll in classes.

In your meeting, you will:

  • Create your Education Plan and establish your goals: 1. Discuss the three paths to finishing high school. 2. Review your transcript and the credits you still need
  • Enroll in classes: Receive your schedule with classroom locations and/or Zoom links

By finishing high school you show your family how important education is to you. Being a high school graduate can help you get a better job, succeed in job training, and transition to college. We’re proud of you for wanting to finish high school!


BAS’ programs are designed for people who live in Berkeley and the surrounding communities. Funding for high school classes comes from the State of California. We cannot serve people who live outside of California.

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