Not only is Cuesta College North County Campus an official Pearson Vue Testing site, but the Continuing Education Program also offers a free, noncredit GED Preparation course in English or Spanish! This course will prepare students for the GED exam through in-class lessons, book work, and self-paced online learning modules through Essential Education's GED Academy. Courses have managed enrollment to ensure attendance and further encourage your commitment to lifelong learning.

GED Preparation courses are generally offered in the evenings. Choose what day best fits your schedule and make a commitment to your future!

To enroll in the GED Program you must visit our office and successfully complete the following steps:

1. Complete a Cuesta College Application

2. Complete the CASAS assessment to help determine math skills level

3. Complete an add card to register in the class that fits your needs and schedule

4. Complete a brief online orientation to learn about the program

Benefits of the GED Program

  • Free childcare while you attend class
  • Free software to help you study from home
  • Free tutoring outside of class
  • Financial assistance to cover the cost of the GED Ready Practice Exam and the GED Official exam

The Exam

  • 4 subjects are covered: Reading and Language Arts, Mathematical Reasoning, Science, and Social Studies. You may test on one subject at a time or complete all portions in one period if time allows.
  • Test candidates can visit to schedule their test at Cuesta College North County Campus.


Call or visit the Continuing Education Department in building N3032 on the North County Campus for additional information.
Office Hours:
Monday-Thursday 9:00am-7:00pm *(Hours may vary, please call ahead)
Contact us at 805-591-6273