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 have most at BAS & some on Zoom. We also offer an Independent Study program for Eligible students. 
  • Pass a High School Equivalency (HSE) exam.
  • To find out more about the two HSE exam options, chick HERE.
  • To find out more about the credit requirements for a diploma, 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 email any high school transcript(s) to &

When do classes start?

We are now enrolling students for Spring Term 2 classes.

Please call the Academic Counseling Office with any questions about Registration and enrollment if the registration period is closed. (510) 644-8963 or (510) 981-9150.

Registration Dates

Spring Term 2: February 25, 2023-March 30, 2023

Class Dates

Spring Term 1: January 17, 2023-March 19, 2023

Spring Term 2: March 20, 2023-June 2, 2023

How to Register & Enroll in Four easy steps:

New students need to complete the Academic Registration Form. You are a NEW student if you did not attend BAS during the Fall 2022 semester.

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: 8:30 am – 12 noon and 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm (closed for lunch 12-1 pm) and Friday: 8:30 am – 12 noon.

Returning Students (from Fall 2022) please contact the High School Office to Get enrolled in classes (510) 644-8963 or (510) 981-9150.

AFTER you have completed steps 1, 2 & 3…

You must meet with the counselor to enroll in classes.

Click the Schedule Appointment button to make your appointment with the counselor.

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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