GED preparation sources - Santa Barbara County

Practice Exam Websites:

GED Resources

Free Practice Tests

  • Offers both Spanish and English practice exams


Allan Hancock College testing – Each exam costs $35, for a total of $140

  • GED Prep classes are free
  • Register and apply directly online for practice GED classes
  • Classes are offered in the fall, spring and summer semesters
  • You may register at any time, and may attend based on your availability
  • Morning, afternoon and evening sessions are available; locations include Santa Maria High School, Workforce Resource Center, Center for Employment Training in Santa Maria, Atkinson Center, and the AHC Santa Maria and Lompoc Valley campuses
  • See the complete list of GED courses directly online at by selecting “class search”, and selecting BASK (basic skills) in the class subject area; print copies are also available in all campus locations


Santa Barbara City College Continuing Education testing – Each exam costs $35, for a total of $140

  • GED Prep classes are free, offered in both Spanish and English
  • Classes are offered each quarter
  • You must register for courses at the office by making an appointment
  • Daytime and evening classes offered
  • Classes are 10 weeks long
  • You may register at ANY time, and may attend based on your availability
  • Schedule changes from quarter to quarter
  • Schedule and class list can be picked up in the SBCC office
  • One textbook is required for the course, at the cost of $30 (includes all needed material, as well as practice exams)

* In addition to reviewing basic skills needed to pass each of the five GED test contents, students learn test taking skills and practice taking pre-tests to help successfully complete all GED tests.

Beyond Foster Care: Need for Services Beyond the Age of 21

This survey is for California former foster, Independent Living Program (ILP) eligible probation, and dual status youth ages 22 to 35. The purpose of the study is to explore the experiences and need for services of California former foster, ILP eligible probation, and dual status youth who are between the ages of 22 and 35. Participation in the study would last about 20 to 35 minutes. You may choose to withdraw your participation at any time. Your answers will be confidential. The information will be kept in a secure database with no identifying information for the duration of the study. 

The findings of this study will be used to provide suggestions for programs and services that will improve long-term outcomes for former foster, ILP eligible probation, and dual status youth. 

Visit this link in order to complete the survey! 


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