Earn Your High School Diploma or Equivalency Today! 

The NOCE High School Diploma Program helps adults obtain their High School Diploma or equivalent by providing academic support and convenient classes for students.

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Take the Next Step With Us! 

  • Be a graduate  
  • Earn more money 
  • Get a better job  
  • Transition to college

High School Diploma Program 

The NOCE High School Diploma Program is for adults 18 or older to obtain their High School Diploma. The High School Diploma Program is tuition free.


GED/Hi-SET Program 

The NOCE GED/HiSET Program is for adults 18 or older to obtain their GED or Hi/SET certificate. The GED/HiSET Program is tuition free.


College Preparation Program 

The NOCE College Preparation Program provides students with an opportunity to develop their critical thinking and language skills to succeed in college-level credit courses. Noncredit College Prep Math and English courses are for students to build their foundational level mathematical, reading, and writing skills. The College Prep Program is tuition-free.


Five Advantages to Obtaining a High School Diploma  

1) Higher Wages – High school diploma or GED/HiSET earners make 50% more per year on average than non-high school diploma or GED/HiSET earners.
2) Employment – More and more employers are now requiring a high school diploma or GED/HiSET for employment or advancement on the job.
3) Prepare for College – Going to college doesn’t have to be an unattainable dream! At NOCE, you can obtain your high school diploma or GED/HiSET and transition to college. Our counselors can help you create a Student Educational Plan to meet your goals at NOCE and beyond.
4) Meet Lifelong Friends – People of all backgrounds and ages attend NOCE’s High School Diploma/GED/College Preparation Program. Come and meet new people and gain lifelong friends!
5) Pride – Earning your high school diploma or GED/HiSET is a great achievement! It takes dedication and hard work, but once accomplished, your high school diploma or GED/HiSET certificate will open the door to your future.

Basic Skills CASAS Assessment Information

Effective 2022 Fall Semester NOCE requires High School Diploma and GED/HiSET Prep Program students to take the comprehensive adult student assessment systems (CASAS). CASAS tests asses basic and academic skills in real-world contexts.

There will be a CASAS pre-test and post-test administered to High School Diploma and GED/HiSET Prep Program students in the Basic Skills Program.

In-Person Testing Hours From August 15 – December 9, 2022

Testing LocationAddressDaysTesting Hours
Anaheim Campus – Room 702AB1830 W. Romneya Drive
Anaheim, CA 92801
Mondays & Wednesdays8:30 a.m.
11 a.m.
1:30 p.m.
3:30 p.m.
6 p.m.
Anaheim Campus – Room 702AB1830 W. Romneya Drive
Anaheim, CA 92801
Fridays8:30 a.m.
11 a.m.
1:30 p.m.
Cypress Center – Room 2119200 Valley View Street,
Building TE2
Cypress, CA 90630
Tuesdays8:30 a.m.
11 a.m.
1:30 p.m.
Wilshire Center – Room 105315 E. Wilshire Avenue,
Building 100
Fullerton, CA 92832
Thursdays8:30 a.m.
11 a.m.
1:30 p.m.

Online Testing Hours From August 15 – December 9, 2022

To schedule your remote CASAS assessment please visit the registration link or text 714.808.4539.

DaysTesting Hours
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays11 a.m.
Tuesdays and Thursdays8:30 a.m.
11 a.m.
3:30 p.m.
6 p.m.

For more information about CASAS please call: 714.808.4539

Important Reminders:

Please bring your Student ID and a Photo ID. Late arrivals will not be accepted.

Please ensure you have access to logging into myGateway before coming in for testing.

If you are taking in-person classes on campus you will need to upload a COVID-19 vaccine record or request an exemption online via myGateway. Campus clearance status will be verified prior to entering the assessment lab. For more information, visit: noce.edu/vaccine

High School Diploma vs. GED/HiSET

The choice between earning a high school diploma or high school equivalency certificate (GED/HiSET) depends on your personal needs. However, here are some important factors to consider in making your decision:  

Frequently Asked QuestionsHigh School DiplomaGED/HiSET
Time to CompleteThe amount of time varies depending on the number of credits you need to complete your diploma, how many hours you can attend in-person per week, your skill levels in reading and math, and your ability to learn new material and stay focused throughout your program. The amount of time it takes to prepare for and pass the GED/HiSET exam varies for each student.  
FormatWork at your own pace! Use textbooks to study high school subjects, pass subject tests, and earn credits toward a diploma. To obtain a high school diploma, students must finish a series of courses. This program requires you to regularly attend a high school lab to work on these courses. Select high school subjects are offered online. A high school equivalency (GED/HiSET) certificate is earned from the State of California by passing the series of GED or the HiSET exams. The free, GED/HiSET Preparation courses help you prepare for the exams. NOCE offers tutoring and academic support. For more information, visit: GED.com  
CostThe High School Diploma Program is free; textbooks and learning materials are provided for use in the High School labs at each NOCE Center.The cost for the HiSET exam or GED varies. Please visit, GED.com for the latest costs for receiving your GED certificate. 
Location The NOCE High School Diploma Program is available at all three NOCE Centers in Anaheim, Cypress, and Fullerton.The GED/HiSET Prep Program is offered online.
Accommodations  You may qualify to receive special accommodations from our Disability Support Services Program if you have a verified disability.You may qualify to receive special accommodations from our Disability Support Services Program if you have a verified disability.
QuestionsIf you have further questions, please call 714.808.4679  If you have further questions, please call 714.808.4679