Counseling services at the Community Learning Center are available on a drop-in and appointment basis; however, to ensure counselor availability, appointments are strongly encouraged. Counselors provide academic, career, and personal counseling, refer students to other college departments and community agencies, offer a variety of educational workshops, and coordinate events to support students as they transition from the AHS to college credit courses. Counselors meet with every incoming student during the initial registration session to review program requirements and to discuss their education plan. They also help students identify pathways to higher education during the education planning process. Students are encouraged to make an appointment with a counselor each term.
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GED Test Information
The GED test is a four-subject high school equivalency test that measures skills required by high schools and requested by colleges and employers. The four subjects are Science, Social Studies, Mathematical Reasoning, and Reasoning Through Language Arts (RLA). Prospective testers will have the option to take the official exam at the new Pearson testing center, now located at the Community Learning Center. Visit the Testing Office for more information on GED testing.
- Concurrent Enrollment Permit
This form is to be completed by students who are currently enrolled in a day high school program.
- Minor's Permit
This form is to be completed by students under 18 years of age who are not currently enrolled in a day high school program.
- Transcript Request
Follow the instructions under “Option 2” to order AHS transcripts.
Have a quick question or need some information? Email with one of our noncredit specialists or GED Coordinator. You can expect a response within 24-48 hours.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much do Adult High School Diploma Program courses cost?
All courses are offered tuition-free.
How long will it take to earn the Adult High School Diploma?
The length of the program depends upon the number of credits completed prior to starting the program, and the number of courses completed each term. It is recommended that you see a counselor to develop an education plan.
How many courses do I need to enroll in each term?
Students may choose to take one or more courses during any term; however, they are encouraged to balance their course schedules with work, family, and other commitments.
I have the required 160 credits. Am I eligible to graduate?
In addition to credit requirements, students must also meet residency and competency requirements. View an explanation of diploma requirements.
Are independent study courses available?
No. All courses, including computer-based courses held in our Community Learning Lab, have attendance requirements.
Do MiraCosta College courses satisfy AHSDP requirements?
Yes. These are the MiraCosta AHS credit requirements and the college courses that may be taken to meet those requirements. Official transcripts of all previous high school and college courses should be submitted to the AHS for evaluation. Once the evaluation has taken place, you should see a counselor to develop an education plan.
Are there accommodations available for students with disabilities?
If you have a verified disability, you may qualify for accommodations through Student Accessibility Services (SAS). Please call, email, or visit the SAS website for more information.